Mountain Heritage Day, the annual celebration of Southern Appalachian culture presented by Western Carolina University, has announced scheduled performers and unveiled a new website for the 2018 festival, to be held Saturday, Sept. 29.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center is hosting an exhibit on William A. Barnhill, a photographer who documented early 20th-century regional craftsmanship, in the museum’s second-floor gallery at Hunter Library.
Students enrolled in a May “minimester” course at Western Carolina University had an opportunity to construct a sustainable earth structure using contemporary hand-building methods and to compare that process to traditional practices used by Cherokee people to build their winter homes.
Roadworks, an outreach program of Western Carolina University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts that has offered free music and theatrical events to communities throughout the region in summers past, will add an on-site art experience this year.
Performing at certain venues can be the highlight of a musical career, as if the stage itself shares a star billing, and members of Western Carolina University’s Concert Choir will get that experience this month.
Western Carolina University’s Concert Choir will perform for the last time on campus for the semester Thursday, May 3, before heading to New York City later this month for performances at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Carnegie Hall.