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“Land of the Crooked Water” Art Exhibit & Opening Reception

September 13, 2013
6:00 pm

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 City Lights Café in Sylva, North Carolina through the month of September. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 13 at 6:00pm.

Land of the Crooked Water Art Exhibit

“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.

Western Carolina University Cherokee Language Program Coordinator and Instructor Tom Belt will speak at the opening reception about Cherokee cosmology and sense of place in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. A very limited number of the prints from the “Land of the Crooked Water” series will also be available for purchase at the opening reception.

Joshua Grant Artist Bio & Photo

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.

City Lights Cafe is located at 3 East Jackson Street in downtown Sylva, NC with an entrance on Spring Street.


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