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Volume 24, Number 8 — August 2017

Arts Calendar

Asheville Art Museum exhibition featuring Southeastern Native Artists
Home Land features a number of southeastern Native artists who honor their ancestral land through their work.

Asheville Art Museum exhibition featuring Southeastern Native Artists

Date(s):  July 22 - September 17, 2017
Venue: Asheville Art Museum
2 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
828.253.3227
www.ashevilleart.org/

ASHEVILLE, N.C — The Asheville Art Museum has organized a new exhibition opening July 22 titled Home Land, which features a number of southeastern Native artists who honor their ancestral land through their work. The exhibition, which will be on view at the museum's temporary On the Slope location, runs through Sept. 17.

Inspired by the museum's recent acquisition Home Land, a cutting-edge contemporary basket by Eastern Band Cherokee artist Shan Goshorn, Asheville Art Museum Associate Curator Carolyn Grosch and Cherokee Indian Hospital's Lynne Harlan have co-curated an exhibition that explores the connections southeastern Native artists have to their ancestral homelands.

Drawn primarily from the collection of Lambert Wilson, a passionate collector of Southeastern Native art for over 30 years, the exhibition brings together artists working in a variety of media whose art addresses the legacy of removal and the enduring ties Native artists and their communities have to their lands of origin.

The basket Home Land, woven in a traditional Cherokee style single-weave technique, features a reproduced letter that Cherokee Chief John Ross wrote to the U.S. War Department in the 1830s, as well as generations-old medicine stories that speak to the healing remedies of indigenous plants and waters. These elements woven together represent the fierce connection Native people have to their land.


Topics: Art, Exhibits

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