Western Carolina University is celebrating the artwork of local students with the 2017 Jackson County Youth Art Month exhibit that runs through Friday, March 31, in WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
The 15th annual Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University will feature author and former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, called “the most popular poet in America” by The New York Times. All events are free and open to the public.
The Nile Project, a cross-cultural collaboration that uses music to connect residents living along Africa’s legendary Nile in efforts to cultivate the sustainability of the river, will visit Western Carolina University for a performance and to take part in other activities Monday, March 13, and Tuesday, March 14.
Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum is presenting a live performance by animator, director, designer and performance artist Miwa Matreyek, who interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, in partnership with One Dozen Who Care, will host a display on the cultural history and musical traditions of the region’s African-American community that will later be presented in neighboring towns as a traveling exhibit.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host a multimedia presentation on “Jack Tales” and storytelling on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. as part of its Appalachian Living series. “Jack Tales” are a Southern Appalachian storytelling staple and a continuation of an English tradition going back hundreds of years.
One of William Shakespeare’s classic works will hit the stage at Western Carolina University as WCU’s School of Stage and Screen presents “King Lear” from Wednesday, Feb. 15, through Sunday, Feb. 19, in Hoey Auditorium.