Of Land and Spirit: 

Cherokee Art Today

TJ Holland, Spearfinger

Bunzl Gallery

June 12 - September 18

PUBLIC Reception: June 12, 5 – 7 pm

Lecture at Center for Life Enrichment: July 21, 3:30 5 pm

Curated by Western Carolina University Research Professor and author Anna Fariello, and produced in collaboration with the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, this exhibition will celebrate the innovation of contemporary Eastern Band Cherokee Indian artists, displaying their works alongside important historical examples of traditional crafts of the Eastern Band. Programming will include performances, lectures, and hands-on workshops for all ages. 

Sponsored by:

Cherokee Culture: Past and Present 
Lecturer: Freeman Owle 
July 21, 3:30-5pm 
Location: Center for Life Enrichment
Western North Carolina has been part of the homeland of the Cherokee people for untold centuries. In conjunction with The Bascom’s exhibition, Of Land and Spirit: Cherokee Art Today, this lecture will explore the Cherokee of yesterday and today. Who were the Cherokee? Where did they come from? What were their villages like? What was their Religion? What were their battles? How did they assimilate? What happened during and after The Trail of Tears? All of these questions will be answered, and more. 
Presenter: Freeman Owle is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. He has a master’s degree in History and Education and has spent years working on the culture of the Cherokee people. Owle has lectured throughout the Eastern United States on Cherokee history for the last twenty years and thinks it is good to hear about the Cherokee from a Cherokee who has grown up, and lived on the Reservation his entire life.
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