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‘Land of the Crooked Water’ art exhibit on display at Macon County Public Library December 3 through January 2014

December 3, 2013 6:00 pmtoJanuary 31, 2014 6:00 pm

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The Southern Appalachian Office of The Wilderness Society presents “Land of the Crooked Water,” an exhibit of works by Joshua Grant to celebrate and support the work of the Southern Appalachian Office. The series of art prints will be on display at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin beginning December 3, 2013 through January 2014. An artist’s reception will be held 6:00-7:30pm on December 3rd. Original prints from the series will be available for purchase.

“Land of the Crooked Water” is a series of prints depicting Western North Carolina landscapes, in a combination of abstract and realist style. Grant created the pieces using a revolutionary photopolymer medium of traditional hand-press printing. Through the use of Cherokee Syllabary and depiction of some of North Carolina’s greatest mountain treasures, the prints demonstrate the deep cultural connections in these mountains, and seek to inspire a sense of duty to care for the Earth and its forests.

Joshua Grant is a Fine Folk Artist born and raised in Western North Carolina. A recent graduate of the Nantahala School of the Arts, his art focuses on Cherokee and Southern Appalachian culture. His works have been featured in regional publications, art shows and galleries such as Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Stecoah, NC. His media include ceramic, wood and hand-crank letterpress print.

LAND/SCAPE LogoThis exhibit is presented as part of LAND/SCAPE, an ongoing project of the Southern Appalachian Office of The Wilderness Society that draws attention to the intersection of art and nature by featuring the work of regional artists, writers and poets who are inspired by nature.


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