Asheville Flower Bomber Strikes Again

It's been more than a year since a mysterious flower bomber left a building shell on Banks Avenue strewn with thousands of marigolds in a mandala design, but now the artist has resurfaced.

During the night, the flower bomber, who favors marigolds, got to work in the old high school on Blannahassett Island in downtown Marshall, about 20 minutes north of Asheville.

The 1920s building is an artistic haven, Marshall High Studios, and the artists host an open house Monday night, in which the flower bomber seems to have wanted to take part.

Ceramic artist Julie Covington said the installation is a good fit for the renovated creative center.

"The old 1920s high school was thoughtfully renovated in 2007 and still maintains its historic quirks and charms," she said. "Now the spacious, sunny classrooms serve as studios for a diverse group of visual and healing artists, including weavers, ceramists, painters, massage therapists and herbalists."

The open house takes place 5-8 p.m. Monday and includes light refreshments and music from Lake Mary and Dylan Golden. In addition to viewing the flower installation, visitors can explore the many classrooms and meet the artists who work there .


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