Western Carolina University recently renewed an agreement with Cherokee tribes from North Carolina and Oklahoma in which the university pledges to continue its commitment to the academic study and promotion of Cherokee language, history and culture.
Western Carolina University’s new outreach program that presents free theatrical, music, film and visual arts events to organizations and communities is being well-received. The Road Works program of the College of Fine and Performing Arts has 22 performances scheduled throughout the region this month featuring its first effort, a production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged and Revised.”
The faculty of the Mountain Collegium Music Workshop will perform a recital of medieval, renaissance, baroque and contemporary music on early and folk instruments on Thursday, June 30, beginning at 8 p.m. at Cullowhee Baptist Church adjacent to the Western Carolina University campus.
The Cashiers Historical Society will partner with Western Carolina University to present the 11th annual Jan Wyatt Symposium, with the topic “Horace Kephart:
The Man Behind the Myth” on Thursday, June 9, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University is presenting an exhibition of images of the Great Smoky Mountains that in turn helped inspire the creation of the nation’s most visited national park.
Western Carolina University’s Friends of the Arts is celebrating a successful fundraising event that raised more than $113,000, with over $60,000 going directly to the organization’s endowed scholarship fund.
Heather Mae Erickson and students in her advanced ceramics class, along with student members of the Mudcat Club – WCU’s ceramics club – created 100 handmade bowls for the Empty Bowl event Friday, April 22, benefiting The Community Table in Sylva.
The final presentation of the 2015-16 Arts and Cultural Events series at Western Carolina University will be the Southern Circuit series film “Kings, Queens & In-Betweens,” a documentary about gender identity, on the lawn of the A.K. Hinds University Center at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26.