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Cherokee Art and Storytelling
February 26, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for an artful afternoon! In conjunction with A Living Language: Cherokee Syllabary and Contemporary Art, we welcome Sarah Thompson, Jarrett Wildcatt, and exhibition artists Tara McCoy and Mary Thompson. Drop in to enjoy artist demonstrations in pottery and basket weaving, traditional storytelling and flute, and a slideshow presentation on Cherokee heritage and culture. All ages and abilities are welcome; no reservations are required. Free for Members or included with Museum admission.
1:00-3:00pm: Ongoing artist demonstrations and slideshow
1:30-2:30pm: Storytelling with flute
Generous funding for this program is provided by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.
About the artists:
- Tara McCoy has been an artist her whole life. Tara shares that “Life is art. I am a multi artist, I do beadwork, fingercarving, shell carving and pottery. Pottery has been my main focus for the past 22 years and I still seek ways to make my art better than my earlier works. You never stop learning and that’s how I push my art to the next level. Although my art is done on the side, I hope to retire and do art full time one day. “
- Mary Thompson shares that “Basketry, as my more traditional art form directly relates to my surroundings. The forest and mountains contain all the resources. The knowledge needs to be shared.”