Category Archives: Arts Council presentation

Scholarships for Artists and Art Educators Due May 10, 2017

Jackson County Arts Council is a proud sponsor of these scholarships for Artist and Art Educators…The deadline for the applications is May 10, 2017 – Don’t miss out!!

Cullowhee Mountain Arts is happy to announce 8 Scholarship Opportunities to be awarded to Artists and Art Educators living in the counties of Western North Carolina. The scholarships will be a matching fund of half-tuition towards an artist workshop, held during the 6th annual Cullowhee Mountain Arts Summer Arts Workshop Series at Western Carolina University. Three weeks of workshops will run during the month of June beginning June 11th. Application deadline is May 10, 2017 and notification to the winners will be made on May 25, 2017.

These scholarships have been made possible by the NC Arts Council and awarded through the Jackson County Arts Council Grassroots Grant (JCAC) to CMA who is matching the funds to provide 8, ½ tuition scholarships open to all regional artists living in Western North Carolina.

The Cullowhee Mountain Arts Summer Arts Workshop Series will be held at Western Carolina University from Mid-June to the end of June. This annual event is comprised of three weeks of 5 workshops per week in the following disciplines: Book Arts, Ceramics, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking and Photography.

CMA and its Board of Directors believe the arts energize every facet of our community life; and CMA is committed to the idea that arts invigorate communities. These scholarships will make it possible for members of the WNC community to enjoy learning from Artist-Instructors of national and international reputations.

Please follow the link below for more information and for the application.

http://www.cullowheemountainarts.org/scholarships

Words on Work Celebration

The Jackson County Arts Council will be celebrating the artists who have had work featured in the Rotunda Gallery. Words on Works will also be a celebration of the art council’s 40th anniversary in Jackson County.  A selection of work from these artists will hang in the gallery during March and April. Writers in the community are encouraged to visit the gallery and write a poem or short piece about the work. The piece can be about a singular work or the the entire gallery. It could also be about what art means to this community.

To kick things off, the Jackson County Arts Council will sponsor a poetry writing workshop with poet Brent Martin on Saturday March 5th from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Jackson County Public Library. The workshop is free and open to the public.  

The celebration will culminate on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. during the Jackson County Arts Council’s membership meeting. There will be a public reading for anyone who has a Words on Work piece to share. For more information contact the Jackson County Arts Council at 828-507-9820 or info@jacksoncountyarts.org.

Ubuntu Choir Concert on October 12th

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The Ubuntu choir will be performing on Sunday October 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the community room of the Jackson County library annex. This event is sponsored by the Jackson County Arts Council and is free to the public.

The Ubuntu Choir of the Great Smoky Mountains began in 2009 with the idea to gather as a group of friends to sing in harmony. There were twelve people who sang at the first official meeting. Currently there are 40 members. The mission of the group is to sing music from all around the world and from various musical traditions. Performance is not necessarily a goal for the group although some of the members occasionally perform together as the Ubuntu Choir of the Great Smoky Mountains under the direction of Tom Tyre. It could be said that the the group sings simply for the joy it brings them. The Ubuntu Choir of the Great Smoky Mountains is a member of the Worldwide Ubuntu Community Choir Network, headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia.

You’re Invited : Annual Membership Meeting April 28

The Jackson County Arts Council will hold their annual membership meeting on Monday April 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Community Room at the Jackson County Library Complex.  There will be a performance of “An Evening of Broadway” by board members Yona Wade and Rebecca Ensley and a short meeting followed by a light reception hosted by the Jackson County Arts Council board.

All members and potential members of the Jackson County Arts Council are invited to attend.

The Jackson County Arts Council is the Designated County Partner (DCP) for the North Carolina Arts Council.

Tyler Howe, Tribal Historic Specialist for Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to speak Nov. 7

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, The Jackson County Arts Council will be sponsoring a presentation by Tyler Howe, Tribal Historic Specialist for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians titled:  “[W]e are left to do the best we can for ourselves”: A discussion of Cherokee Self-determination During the Removal Period in Western North Carolina.

Thursday November 7, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Jackson County Public Library Annex.

Tyler Howe earned a MA from Western Carolina University in U.S. History / Cherokee Studies Track.  He has been the Tribal Historic Preservation Specialist for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in the Tribal Historic Preservation Office since 2005.  He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology, specifically Cultural Anthropology, from the University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology.  His research interests are Cherokee culture and history, indigenous rights, identity, self-determination, displacement (internally and externally), human rights, legal repression, vulnerability, community formation.

This presentation is free to the public.