From the 1880s until World War II, Appalachian crafts were rejuvenated by a cultural revival.
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Because of the Cherokee who lived in lands that would become North Carolina and our forefathers who settled in these Appalachian Mountains from lands afar, our region boasts a rich heritage of crafts.
With this issue, we celebrate crafts—the marvelous creations made with function as well as aesthetics in mind—and the talented craftspeople who borrow from tradition and pass on to the future their own innovative ideas in making.
The Black Mountain Center for the Arts (BMCA) opens its Upper Gallery to a body of work by local photographer Herb Way in a show titled Vietnam: Some of Its People, opening Friday, July 27, and running through August 31.
Five regional artists depict beloved beasts in a show opening this month at The Gallery at Flat Rock. More Creatures Great and Small runs from Thursday, July 26, through August 12
Author Victoria Johnson will appear at NC Arboretum’s Education Center Auditorium on Tuesday, July 24, at 6 p.m. for a discussion and signing of her book American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic.
Historic Flat Rock, Inc., will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the Historic Home Tour on Saturday, July 21.
Saururus cernuus, commonly called Lizard’s tail or water-dragon, is a rhizomatous, aquatic perennial found in swampy woods, shallow water and wetland areas.