WCU to expect new Mountain Heritage Center exhibits for Spring 2010

Big things are still going on at the Mountain Heritage Center during the spring 2010 semester. Some of the same exhibits and events that were going on last semester will continue, however, we have new and exciting things to look forward to, such as Student Band performances as well as a Museum Studies classes exhibit.

Starting May 6, the Mountain Heritage Center will show off a Museum Studies classes work since they will be creating work for the gallery with a theme of Outdoor Cooking/Food.

“The class is made up of about 20 students and they will be splitting you into groups to create their works of art,” said Peter Koch, Education Associate of Mountain Heritage Center. “It will be really interesting to see what they come up with.”

In addition, The Mountain Heritage Center is proud to continue their Concert Jam Series, on every first Thursday of the month.

The next performance of the Concert Jam series will begin February 4th. The concert is free to all students and faculty and lasts from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Afterward, they hold an open mic jam session for everyone to get up and show off their musician skills. The Concert Jam Series will continue in the Mountain Heritage Center throughout May.

The center will also display the Plott Hound exhibit, which is based upon North Carolina’s state dog. It will continue its run until April 8 while showing off just how unique our state dog truly is.

If you would like to read up on the Plott Hound Exhibit and learn about the hound herself, Nannie Plot, go online to www.digitalheritage.org/blog/plott and see Nannie Plott’s point of view on the exhibit and general information about the Plott Hound breed. Be sure to check it out before the hound runs away.

The Mountain Heritage Centers hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and they always love for people to stop on by and enjoy the wonderful art and exhibits on display. If you would like to hear more about what the Mountain Heritage Center has in store for this semester or would just like to go visit some of the galleries they have on display now. You can also check out their website at www.wcu.edu/mhc and check out some of the student work at www.digitalheritage.org.