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Rivercane Flutes & Pouch with Billy Welch

October 6, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come learn about the history and preservation of rivercane while making a flute and leather pouch from renowned Cherokee artist, Billy (B.J.) Welch. Simple instruction in playing the flute is a part of the class. All tools and materials provided – perfect for beginners and youth.

Welch is a treasured Snowbird artist well known for his clan mask carvings – a set of his clan masks are on display in our auditorium. Welch’s work has been collected by the Smithsonian institution and a recent PBS documentary about him and his work recently won a Grammy award.

Minimum of 4 students
Registration Deadline October 3rd

Tuition: $45

Register at stecoahvalleycenter.com or by calling 828-479-3364

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October 6, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
School House Road
Robbinsville, NC 28771 United States
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