Art Affair 2016

Save the Date! Saturday, March 5th @ Green Man Brewery on the South Slope. Exquisite gala with 75+ art auction items and catering from top Asheville restaurants and lounges.

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“No man is an island, entire of itself…” John Donne

“Cold Mountain” by John Mac Kah “In this day of rampant individualism, we have forgotten the words of poet John Donne;  ” No man is an island, entire of itself. Everyman Is a piece of the continent. A part of the Main”. Or rather we don’t really know the words due to a lack of […]

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Let’s Talk About the Elephant in Homeroom

Let’s Talk About the Elephant in Homeroom  Tom Kerr, Asheville Freelance Writer When you were in first grade, kids and teachers in your school may have sized you up pretty fast. The principal may have known your mom when she was a kid and made the honor roll. Maybe some teachers went to the same […]

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent questions is, “What am I doing for others?”” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It has been a privilege working with the kids of OpenDoors of Asheville. I have enjoyed watching their progress as we have explored the world of Portraiture. It is very gratifying to see a kid who thinks they have no talent for art discover the artist that has been hidden within them. It brings a great feeling […]


Porsche Raffle 2016 – Drawing October 1

PORSCHE RAFFLE – MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER 1, 2016 That’s the date we will draw for a 2017 Porsche Cayman or Cayenne. While we did not reach the number of tickets we needed to draw for the Porsche on December 30, 2015, we are grateful for your support of this fund raising project. And […]

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“The beginning is the most important part of the work” – Plato

Each student we work with is a new beginning.  Solving academic challenges and eliminating barriers for students at risk for drop-out is like solving a puzzle or untangling a knot. OpenDoors is excited to have seen 35% total growth in resources, which allowed us to serve more students, train more teachers, and make greater impacts […]