Within the hushed and hallowed halls of the North Carolina Museum of Art, seasoned docents put visitors at ease. These dedicated volunteers connect residents of this state to the works of art we call our own — and remind us that each piece is something worth talking about.
An Asheville ceramic artist’s love for nature and her dedication to authenticity is reflected in her stunning pottery made from wild North Carolina clay, which won her the top prize in the 2020 Made in NC Awards.
Every year, Tim and Matt Nichols create hundreds of different kinds of Japanese maples — in a dizzying array of shapes and colors and sizes — at their mail-order nursery in East Flat Rock. And every one of the trees has roots in their grandmother’s garden.
Find out what three experts have to say about picking the perfect apple, baking the most delicious pie, and searching for the hard-to-find heirloom varieties of our state’s favorite fall fruit — plus the one apple they’d eat for the rest of their lives.