Viewing Space at Metro Wines
169 Charlotte Street • Asheville, NC 28801

"France on the Floor"

 
News Release: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
About: "France on the Floor"
 
Join us for the unveiling of an original painting, "France on the Floor," together with a French Wine "on the taste" and "on the house" @MetroWines on Friday, February 3rd from 5 to 6:30.
 
The result of an accident, the painting which is literally on the floor, has brought history, humor and permanent art to MetroWines.
 
A bottle of red wine fell to the floor, broke, and created a stain. Shortly after the incident, Chestnut's Vanessa Scully walked in, saw the stain, and said: "That looks like Sardegna!" It did. But within the hour, oddly enough, another bottle was spilled in the same spot increasing the size of the stain and making it more closely resemble France.
 
MetroWines was faced with two choices: either call in a carpet cleaner and wait for yet another stain or think outside the wine box! "We saw this as an opportunity to bring a little history and art into the shop," says co-owner Gina Trippi. "So we
called Roxane Clement, a decorative painter, to assess the situation."
 
Roxane began the process of turning a stain into "France on the Floor." "You can transform anything with paint." says Roxane. A graduate of the AB Tech Decorative Restoration Program, Roxane also taught decorative painting after completing the course.
 
The project has been enormously popular with customers and MetroWines plans to continue the carpet culture. "We have a spot that looks just like Italy." says Gina Trippi. "Paging Roxane!"
 
To contact Roxane Clement: roxanemclement@gmail.com
 
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Frances Figart Booksigning

NEWS RELEASE

December 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Frances Figart

ffigart@gmail.com

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859.351.9939

Editor of The Laurel of Asheville Publishes

Collection of Autobiographical Essays

ASHEVILLE, NC (December 29, 2016) —Frances Figart, editor of The Laurel of Asheville, has published a collection of essays that is now available through Amazon and select booksellers. The 92-page illustrated paperback, titled Seasons of Letting Go: Most of what I know about truly living I learned by helping someone die, chronicles a powerful time of crisis, transition and resilience.

In 2010, Figart (pronounced Fie-gert) was running kayak ecotours in Costa Rica and Canada’s Bay of Fundy, swept up in an international travel adventure. Back in the States, her mother was becoming weakened by the combination of a leaky heart valve and a chest wall damaged years before by a mastectomy and cobalt radiation.

 

“I made the decision to return and care for my mom in my old hometown of Winchester, Kentucky,” says Figart. “So I wouldn’t lose touch with my writing, I started a blog about my experience as a caregiver.”

Beginning just before her mother died and stretching over the last four years, the essays follow Figart’s transition to Asheville and share wisdom gained through caregiving and embracing grief in a healthy way. “Last year, I realized I had written my best essays during this time. It hit me: Why not publish them as a book to honor my mother’s life and help others dealing with loss?”

With inspirational quotes, song lyrics and literary references sprinkled throughout, the book is not only a personal account of loss and grief, but also a universal meditation on hope, spirituality and self-actualization. The essays are accompanied by stunning nature photography, colorful illustrations and graphic design elements that take the reader on an introspective journey of healing.

“If you or someone you know has experienced a loss or change, this book will touch your heart,” says reviewer Leslie Donovan on Amazon. “The beautiful photography and illustrations add to the story of adventure, loss, change and renewal. As a Hospice nurse, I will recommend this book to my patients and families.”

UPCOMING BOOK SIGNINGS

Friday, January 27, at Metro Wines, Asheville, 5–6:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, at Gingko Tree Gallery, Black Mountain, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Part of the proceeds from sales at these events will be earmarked for a Gatlinburg family who lost their home and pets in the November fires.

Seasons of Letting Go: Most of what I know about truly living I learned by helping someone die, autobiographical essays, 2016, softcover, $19.95, amazon.com, by Frances Figart. Learn more at francesfigart.com.

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Book Signing with Lois Chazen

News Release: Monday, August 29, 2016
Book Signing with Lois Chazen
  "The Key: Truths of the Universe"
 
Please join us for a Book Signing with author Lois Chazen of her new work "The Key: Truths of the Universe" on Wednesday, September 21st from 5 to 7pm @MetroWines. 
 
Bobbie Tyler Mauro Reategui Perez, Peruvian Visionary Jungle Artist, who created the art for "The Key: Truths of the Universe" and River, "The Ambassadog" from Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary will also join us for the Book Signing.
 
 
Turtle Dove Publications is donating 20% of all proceeds from "The Key:Truths of the Universe," to Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary in Black Mountain (http://fullmoonfarm.org/). There is no charge for the event but your purchase of the book helps this worthy cause.
 
Calling the book "a remarkable dance of words," Karen Richardson Dunn of Penquin Random House, Simon and Schuster, says "The Key: Truths of the Universe" weaves ancient spiritual principles into a coherent unity offering a Divine wisdom that can be applied to the challenges of everyday life. "For spiritual seekers, not only is the book a worthwhile read, it just may change your life." 
 
About Lois: Born in Miami, Lois Chazen now lives in Black Mountain. Her first book, "Loving Ruby," inspired by the true story of a baby female cardinal she rescued, won the GOLD Mom's Choice Award in the Philanthropic category. The Defenders of Wildlife emblem is on the front cover and the organization still receives proceeds from this book.  Lois also won the Readers View Literary Award. 
 
Lois has recently created an amazing new series," Maddy Magoo's Animal Rescues," featuring different animal sanctuaries, representing all categories of species in every book with a portion of the proceeds sent to the sanctuaries and affiliate organizations. 
 
Her first book from this series, "Tugen" (Too-gen), is also based on a true story about a young rooster who was rescued by the Asheville Humane Society and placed at Goat Mountain Sanctuary. Tugen was clueless about who, what, or where he was, and why he was abandoned by his mother.
 
The second book in the series called, "River," about the beautiful and popular wolf-dog at Full Moon Farm in Black Mountain was written to help the wolves, wolf-dogs, and dogs. Lois will be spotlighting all species of animals. 
 
"My life-path is to create compassion for all animals on Earth, by creating a consciousness shift in humankind," Lois says.  "My heart belongs to the animals!"
 
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Connie Regan-Blake Storytelling

News Release: Friday, May 27th 2016
Re: Connie Regan-Blake "Slice of Life" Performance @MetroWines
 
Please join us for “A Slice of Life” performance on Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 @MetroWines, 169 Charlotte Street. Connie Regan-Blake and her "Taking the Stage" workshop participants present a great evening of storytelling. 
"Storytelling is alive and well, primarily because of Connie Regan-Blake." ABC Good Morning America
Your $15 ticket includes a glass of wine. Parking is free, easy and close. Purchase tickets here: 
 
About Connie Regan-Blake:

Connie Regan-Blake is one of America’s most celebrated storytellers. She has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe with her powerful performances and workshops. Entertaining audiences in 47 states and 16 countries, she brings the wisdom, humor and drama of stories to main stage concert halls, libraries and into the corporate world.

Both as a solo artist and a member of the acclaimedFolktellers duo, Connie has been featured on seven award-winning recordings – five audio and two videos produced by PBS. New Age Magazine, School Library Journal, and Southern Living have praised her work. She has been a guest on NPR’sAll Things Considered, ABC Good Morning America and CNN.

When Connie takes the stage she generates a brightness and warmth, drawing in listeners with her engaging humor and Southern charm. Her stories range from hilarious traditional Appalachian Mountain tales to poignant true-life drama. A consummate professional, Connie’s rare talent can transform a convention hall into a wondrous landscape and turn a packed theater into an intimate circle of friends.

Connie has performed at the nation’s top folk music and storytelling festivals in Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, as well as the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. Her groundbreaking collaboration with the Kandinsky Trio - an innovative blend of storytelling and chamber music - has been hailed as a “new art form.”

As a founding board member of the National Storytelling Association (formerly NAPPS), and a frequent host and featured performer at the National Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, Connie helped ignite and shape the American storytelling revival. 

 

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Chess Class @MetroWines

News Release:  Wednesday May 4th

Chess Class @MetroWines
 
MetroWines announces chess class with Paul Judd Pires @MetroWines starting Tuesday, June 7th. Class will be held every Tuesday from 2 to 3:30. $10 at the door. Join us to learn this great game of strategy that teaches skills applicable on and off the board!
 
 
Please call to reserve a seat. To provide individual attention, class size will be limited. While we will have some boards available, students are encouraged to bring their own boards. No membership required. No experience necessary. No obligation. 
 
 
Class will be lead by accomplished chess player Paul Judd Pires.  A British American chess teacher, commentator, live streamer and tournament organizer, Paul attended Appalachian State University. While a student there, Paul organized the first ever Boone Open Chess Tournament in 2003. President of the University Chess Club and mentor to many students around campus, Paul never left the house without a chess board!  
 
"Chess is for everybody," says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "We really want to especially encourage women to join the class!"
 
Chess is believed to have originated in India some time before the 7th century. The chess pieces took on their current powers in Spain in the late 15th century with the rules being standardized in the 19th century. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops and eight pawns. Each piece moves differently. The object is to "checkmate" the opponent's king by placing the piece in an inescapable threat of capture.
 
 
 
 
Although considered a masculine game throughout history, women always played chess and got some good press in the painting "The Chess Game" by Sofonisba Anguissola in 1555. Many scholars have said the painting is meant as a metaphor to reinforce the intelligence and strategic skills of women.
 
Images Attached:
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Chess Pieces
 
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Vintage Ceramics by Asya Colie

News Release:  Thrusday, April 21st, 2016

Asya Colie Art Exhibit @MetroWines
 
Asya Colie is showing her "Vintage Ceramics" at MetroWines. All pieces are original.
 
  "I primarily work with acrylics and mixed media like pastels, dyed linen and stitching.  I draw upon my years in the fashion industry for inspiration as well. Many of my paintings represent the transient passage of youth and beauty."
About Asya Colie: http://www.asyacolieart.com/
 
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Bella Hristova Interview @MetroWines

 

 

 

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"Convict Lake" Book Signing

News Release:  Friday, January 29th, 2016

Book Signing for "Convict Lake: Behind the Badge"
 
Please join us on Friday, March 18th from 4 to 6:30 for a Book Signing with the author, Mike Krecioch, of Convict Lake: Behind the Badge.  We ill be tasting a red and white wine. Glasses of wine are available for $7 and beer for $3 . The event is "on the house" and parking is free, easy and close.

The book chronicles stories from officers of the LAPD shared around the campfire at Convict Lake

Often heartbreakingly blunt and gruesome, you will experience the gamut of police work during the height of all that was the 60s to present day. Journey with five LAPD veteran officers to California’s High Sierra at Convict Lake as they discuss the politics, cases, and eccentric personalities of the Los Angeles Police Department. Humor, murder, tenderness, decapitation, fire, sadness, indifference, anger, thievery, family disputes, stabbings, shootings, riots, serial killers, and human stupidity is the world behind the badge.

". . . These cops on their fishing trip getaway, true to form can’t tell their families every story, probably out of a sense of protection, but they can vent and share with each other. Outstanding book! . . ."

 Tim McBride, Commander, Los Angeles Police Department Retired 

Bring your own copy to have signed or purchase for $15.95 at the event.

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Pop UP Art Show with Lisa Casperson

 
News Release: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Lisa Casperson Art Exhibit @MetroWines
 
Please join us on Friday, March 11th from 5 to 7pm for a reception with the artist, Lisa Casperson, @MetroWines. The exhibit will be on view through the weekend closing Sunday at 5pm.
 

Recently relocated to North Carolina, most of Lisa's exhibitions, including two Juried Exhibits, have been in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

 

The exhibition will feature affordable, original artwork including watercolors and mixed media from $45 to $350. 

 

"My 'thrillingest' reward is when others enjoy what I create," says Lisa.

 

To preview the exhibition, go here: http://www.playswellalone.com/main.html

 

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Pop UP Art Show with Asya Colie

New Release: Monday October 12th
Asya Colie PopUPArt Exhibit @MetroWines
 

Asheville Artist Asya Colie presents a small but intense PopUP Art Exhibit @MetroWines on Tuesday October 20th from 5 to 7pm.  Asya Colie has been featured in WNC Magazine.

 
The exhibit by Asya Colie, who spent a many years in Portugal, partners with the WineTasting with Julia Kemper joining us from Portugal for her first visit in North Carolina to present her wines.
 
About Asya Colie:

grew up in the south of France, in Provence, inspired by the colors of lavender sunsets, green vineyards and fields of red poppies. I work in a studio on the second floor of my 350 year old stone farmhouse in Provence during the summers, and I also have a studio in Asheville, North Carolina. Living in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the perfect complement to my country life in France. 

I primarily work with acrylics and mixed media like pastels, dyed linen and stitching.  I draw upon my years in the fashion industry for inspiration as well. Many of my paintings represent the transient passage of youth and beauty. 

 
Asya Colie Website: http://www.asyacolieart.com/

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The Art of Dressing for Success

We asked YOU to bring professional clothes to donate to The Locker at AB Tech that offers free clothing to students for interviews because you only get one chance to make a first impression. YOU did it. This is what AB Tech said: OMG!  What a great outpouring!  We put out the word that we had a wonderful "new" selection and the response has been great!  Students are coming by daily and taking clothes.  We simply cannot thank you enough!

Based on this success, we have decided to continue to collect for The Locker at AB Tech. Drop off your donation with a list of items and your contact information. The Locker will issue you a receipt for your taxes.  Bring it on!

Free professional clothing available at The Locker

January 28, 2015
Tech Talk

The Locker is a professional clothing closet that offers free men and women’s business attire to A-B Tech students and the Asheville community. Sponsored by A-B Tech’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter, The Locker includes an assortment of seasonal clothing, shoes and accessories.

“The Locker is a great way for students to prepare for their upcoming business careers without having to spend a lot of money on new clothing,” said Marlene Frisbee, Co-Adviser of Phi Beta Lambda, A-B Tech chapter.

Phi Beta Lambda is a national business organization that strives to guide and promote professional development. In opening and operating The Locker, Phi Beta Lambda hopes to serve their community by allowing for professional growth.

Gently used business clothes are donated to The Locker by businesses and individuals in the Asheville community. Phi Beta Lambda welcomes all members of the community to donate unwanted professional attire for all seasons to their project.

“Without community members willingly donating clothes they no longer wear, we would not be able to provide this service to our students and community,” said Frisbee.

Hours of Operation are:

Monday         8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday         8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday  8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Thursday        8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Or by appointment

To set up an appointment, or for more information about The Locker or Phi Beta Lambda,  contact Marlene Frisbee at 828-398-7247.

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Cecil Bothwell Pop UP Art Exhibit @MetroWines

 

News Release: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Asheville City Council Member Cecil Bothwell presents "Darn Old Ducks and other Flotsam" @MetroWines on Friday, October 23rd from 5 to 7pm. 

"Whether historic barns or wildlife, Bothwell's work reflects the tradition and beauty of North Carolina," says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines.
 
 
From Bothwell's Portfolio here: https://www.pinterest.com/cecilbothwell/that-which-i-painted/
 
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Cecil Bothwell and Jason Rafferty Pop UP Art Show

Press Release:

MetroWines hosts a Pop Up Art Show with Cecil Bothwell and Jason Rafferty on Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th from Noon to 5pm. 

 
Cecil Bothwell ((https://www.facebook.com/CecilLBothwell) 
Between a Duck and a Hard Place:
In his second show at Metro Wines, Cecil Bothwell will once again offer oils depicting fowl doings. His brush has wandered from chicks to ducks after a summer more focused on the French Broad than falling barns.
 
From the Blue Ridge to the Loire Valley
Asheville-based emerging artist Jason Rafferty will offer landscape oils and drawings depicting scenes from the Loire Valley region of France as well as the local Blue Ridge mountains. This will also be Jason's second exhibit at Metro Wines.
 
Contact: Gina Trippi
 
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"Drink Like a Girl" with Nikki Calloway and New Belgium

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July 6, 2015

For immediate release:


Another No Cover Friday at Metro Wines! Anita Riley and Brewing Up a Storm host Drink Like a Girl on Friday, July 24th from 5-7. We will be featuring four New Belgium beers including Long Table, New Belgium’s fall seasonal. Stop by and meet Wes Gibson from New Belgium and Anita Riley from Metro Wines. Live music will be provided by Nikki Calloway. There is no cover charge, plus the tasting and parking are both free at Metro Wines! 

 
Cheers!
 
Anita Riley
Beer Buyer & Blogger
 
 
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Carolyn Adams is Ruthless

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Friday, July 31st, 7:00pm until.....

MetroWines presents Carolyn Adams Comedy and Booksigning @MetroWines on another "No Cover Friday"!! 

Join us for 30 fast and furious minutes of Carolyn's best stand up with Tom Emmons and then talk one on one with Carolyn about her first novel "Ruthless" published In NYC by Simon and Schuster. Carolyn will have a stash of books with her and be ready to sign. MetroWines will have a Red and White out "On the Taste" and Anita Riley of "Drink Like a Girl" will be tasting out 4 beers. 

 About the Author from Amazon:

Carolyn Lee Adams is originally from the Seattle area, which is known for serial killers and those who write about them. She attended USC film school and graduated with a BFA in screenwriting. Ruthless is her debut novel. When she isn’t exploring the dark side of human nature in her writing, you’ll find her on stage as a stand-up comedian. Because those things go together.

RUTHLESS

By Carolyn Lee Adams

(Pulse; ISBN 9781481422628; 7/14/15; Summer 2015 catalog)

 

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From Publisher's Weekly" In Adams’s thrilling, horror-tinged debut, 17-year-old Ruth Carver refuses to be a victim even after she is abducted by a disturbed man she names “Wolfman,” severely injured, and taken to a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ruth is told that no one is looking for her—Wolfman intends to break Ruth psychologically and then kill her as he did six other redheads who he deemed needed to be punished. She narrowly escapes his grasp, but then is faced with surviving the wilderness as he hunts her down. When the tables turn, Ruth must determine the extent to which she will seek retribution. Readers will feel completely submerged in Ruth’s first-person, present-tense narrative, which alternates with third-person chapters that provide glimpses into Ruth and Wolfman’s pasts. Though Adams focuses primarily on Ruth’s will to escape her captor within the present, it’s clear that these past experiences have helped form her inner core of resilience. An intense and unsettling survival story.

 

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Cindy Walton Wins WNCAP "Signature Piece"

Congratulation to Cindy Walton on being the WNCAP "Signature Piece" Winner. 

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The Western North Carolina AIDS Project has selected Cindy Walton, a River Arts District painter, as its 2015 Raise Your Hand Signature Piece artist.

“In Flight,” the winning composition, is a 36-inch by 36-inch oil and cold wax abstract painting in vivid oranges and blues.

WNCAP will auction the painting, along with other award winners and donated works, at its annual Raise Your Hand fundraising auction, dinner and gala on Sept. 26 at the Asheville Event Center. Tickets are $125 and go on sale July 1.

Walton was selected for the honor at a meeting of the jurors on June 12. Walton works out of Wedge Studios, painting and teaching workshops, and she also teaches at the Ghost Ranch, in Abiquiu, New Mexico, where Georgia O’Keeffe first came to the state.

Mark Henry won the prize for first runner-up for his framed oil on panel “Cregg Farms, SC,” and Linda McCane Gritta took second runner-up for her acrylic and mixed media on canvas titled “State of Wonder III.”

The art auction will raise money for WNCAP, which provides HIV/AIDS education and prevention services throughout WNC as part of the effort to fight the high rate of new infections in the Southeast and to help those battling the illness.

“Our client services have expanded over the years due to the additional needs of our clients for housing assistance, medications, food deliveries and day-to-day support to help them live healthier and more productive lives,” said Pam Siekman of WNCAP. “More than ever, we are hoping to exceed all financial goals this year.”

Those attending the auction can bid on dinner packages, antique collections, fine wines, vacations and local art. The dinner for the event will be catered by Strada Italiano.

To learn more, visit at wncapgala.org or call 828-252-7489.

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Nikki Calloway on July 24th

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Saturday, June 20th

Nikki Calloway is back @MetroWines
 
After another successful performance @MetroWines, New Orleans influenced Asheville musician Nikki Calloway (http://nikkicalloway.com/) will be back on guitar on Friday Night, July 24th from 5:30 to 7pm in another "No Cover Friday @MetroWines."  
 
Anita Riley of "Brewing UP a Storm" (http://www.metrowinesasheville.com/brew-blog) will be tasting out and talking about 4 craft beers and The Asheville School of Wine (http://ashevilleschoolofwine.com/) will have a red and a white "On the Taste." It's a party on Charlotte Street!
 

About Nikki from Website: Nikki Calloway is a new Asheville, NC artist by way of New Orleans, by way of Atlanta, by way of S. Carolina, Ohio, Germany…. She is a musician, healer, teacher who finds herself guided by Spirit to move around like a minstrel to express what is in her heart, and to inspire others to do the same. A licensed counselor, Nikki has found music to be the path to Peace for many and believes pursuing her musical calling to be an even more important part of her life’s work.

 

Nikki describes herself as “so many things when it comes to ethnicity” and influences. Her original influences in her youth were all R&B but a little later on in life, when friends introduced her to folk music, Nikki was inspired to break her boundaries and to “develop and go beyond what I had been taught I should be.” Her musicianship grew when she began honoring everything that she was interested in and capable of doing.

 

When Nikki really started exploring who she is and what she can do as an artist, she found herself to be “a folk/R&B/acoustic singer/songwriter with a sultry jazz flavor in there.” She credits the Indigo Girls as her biggest inspirations and guides because their music “speaks of compassion and gratitude, and social justice,” all very important themes for Nikki as well.

 

 

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Nikki Calloway Returns to MetroWines

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6/8/2015 For Immediate Release:


Nikki Calloway, New Orleans influenced Asheville musician, brings the music to Metro Wines on Friday, June 19th from 5 to 7pm. A free wine and beer tasting will accompany the performance!  No cover charge. Tips appreciated.

 

About Nikki from Website: Nikki Calloway is a new Asheville, NC artist by way of New Orleans, by way of Atlanta, by way of S. Carolina, Ohio, Germany…. She is a musician, healer, teacher who finds herself guided by Spirit to move around like a minstrel to express what is in her heart, and to inspire others to do the same. A licensed counselor, Nikki has found music to be the path to Peace for many and believes pursuing her musical calling to be an even more important part of her life’s work.

 

Nikki describes herself as “so many things when it comes to ethnicity” and influences. Her original influences in her youth were all R&B but a little later on in life, when friends introduced her to folk music, Nikki was inspired to break her boundaries and to “develop and go beyond what I had been taught I should be.” Her musicianship grew when she began honoring everything that she was interested in and capable of doing.

 

When Nikki really started exploring who she is and what she can do as an artist, she found herself to be “a folk/R&B/acoustic singer/songwriter with a sultry jazz flavor in there.” She credits the Indigo Girls as her biggest inspirations and guides because their music “speaks of compassion and gratitude, and social justice,” all very important themes for Nikki as well.

 

Albums available on itunes!

 

Take a listen HEREhttp://nikkicalloway.com/

 

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Gina Trippi

gina@metrowinesasheville.com

 

or 

 

Anita Riley

anita@metrowinesasheville.com

 

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Nikki Calloway @MetroWines

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Nikki Calloway, New Orleans influenced Asheville musician, singer and songwriter, brings the music to MetroWines on Friday, May 8th from 5 to 7pm. No cover charge. Tips appreciated.
 
About Nikki from Website: Nikki Calloway is a new Asheville, NC artist by way of New Orleans, by way of Atlanta, by way of S. Carolina, Ohio, Germany…. She is a musician, healer, teacher who finds herself guided by Spirit to move around like a minstrel to express what is in her heart, and to inspire others to do the same. A licensed counselor, Nikki has found music to be the path to Peace for many and believes pursuing her musical calling to be an even more important part of her life’s work. Nikki describes herself as “so many things when it comes to ethnicity” and influences. Her original influences in her youth were all R&B but a little later on in life, when friends introduced her to folk music, Nikki was inspired to break her boundaries and to “develop and go beyond what I had been taught I should be.” Her musicianship grew when she began honoring everything that she was interested in and capable of doing. When Nikki really started exploring who she is and what she can do as an artist, she found herself to be “a folk/R&B/acoustic singer/songwriter with a sultry jazz flavor in there.” She credits the Indigo Girls as her biggest inspirations and guides because their music “speaks of compassion and gratitude, and social justice,” all very important themes for Nikki as well.
 
 

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Storyteller David Novak Returns to MetroWines!

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News Release: April 15, 2015
 
Storyteller David Novak returns! Metro Wines hosts a salon experience with Disney Institute Master Storyteller David Novak on Sunday, May 3rd from 3pm to 5:00 @MetroWines, 169 Charlotte Street in Asheville.  
 
Novak is an award-winning storyteller, author and actor.  He performs at the nation’s top storytelling festivals and teaches the art of storytelling around the world.  A recipient of the Oscar of the storytelling world, the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network, he is a master of all genres and brings hundreds of stories to life.
 
Seating is limited.  Tickets are $15 per person and include a complimentary glass of wine or beverage.  For reservations call 828-575-9525
 
About David Novak: http://novateller.com/
 
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