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Spring 2009

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Rooms With A View

Rooms With A View

These days, many of us are looking at our current residences with an eye towards staying put and making the most of what we have—including our backyards. To do that, we need to think beyond what we will plant and consider the configuration of the space itself.

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At Home With

Heather Maloy

Heather Maloy

Heather Maloy is all about the narrative. As the founder, artistic director and resident choreographer of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, a contemporary ballet dance company based in Asheville, Heather has channeled her long dance career into a calling that utilizes all her talents. “This just tapped into all my creative juices,” she says of her company.

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Neighborhood Watch

West Side Story

West Side Story

“West Asheville was not a cool place to live when we bought here,” says Keith Wright, a photographer who, with his wife and business partner Wendy, has lived in the neighborhood for a decade.

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Handmade

Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory

Ceramic artist Steven Forbes-deSoule has grown rather comfortable with uncertainty. The clay-throwing wheel in his 1,100-square-foot studio faces a breathtaking mountain panorama including Bull Mountain and other Weaverville-area peaks. From here, he can watch the weather patterns gather and shift—taking in the change of the seasons.

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Obsessions

Sixty Years Behind The Lens

Sixty Years Behind The Lens

John Orolin might not be technically obsessed, but it’s safe to say he’s an enthusiastic collector…and not just of cameras. He also has a small (18) collection of grandfather clocks, one of which dates back to 1685. He still owns every computer he ever bought. He collects old farm equipment and tools and has a drawer full of old calculators he’s accumulated over the years. “I don’t collect matchbooks. You collect things that you enjoy. I’ve always been good at working with my hands, so I guess that’s why I collect the things I collect.”

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In My Garage

A Fine Balancing Act

A Fine Balancing Act

Wes Wehking may just be the loneliest man in Asheville. At least that’s how he feels every time he hops on his Segway Personal Transporter. “Unless there’s some phantom owner out there I haven’t met, I guess I’m Asheville’s sole Segway rider,” he says.

Song Of The South

Song Of The South

When the British-born painter Julyan Davis was growing up in London, two creative streams—one visual, one literary—began carrying him toward a transatlantic crossing and the American South.

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