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Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual: Tradition and Innovation – exhibition
February 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - March 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pmFree admission
The art of past and present Cherokee artists is rooted in culture and place. Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual showcases the work of several Cherokee artists, including Joel Queen, Karen George, Fred Wilnoty, Geraldine Walkingstick, and Davy Arch. This exhibition tells the story of Qualla’s founding and development through text and objects, plus large-format photographs, artwork, and videos featuring many of the cooperative’s artist members. Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual: Tradition and Innovation is developed by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.
Image Credit: Cherokee artist and educator Davy Arch poses with his Seven Clans carving, featured in the exhibit Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual: Tradition and Innovation. Arch was awarded the 2014 Mountain Heritage Award by WCU for his work in preserving traditional Appalachian culture. Photo courtesy of WCU Office of Public Information.