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An Appalachian spin on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As I walked down to the pavilion, I was instantly teleported to an Appalachian interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The fiddler played a lovely tune as I took in the transformed pavilion that blended right into the nature surrounding us. Peter Savage, the director of this lovely performance, further […]

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Statue brings attention to historical culture

The “Harriet Tubman- Journey to Freedom” traveling sculpture began its stop in Sylva with its dedication ceremony held on Sept. 26. The statue, which is 9 feet tall and weighs over  240 pounds, is now located in Bridge Park in downtown Sylva and will remain there until  Dec. 20 when […]

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Meet the Artist: Avery Lynn

My quarantine project was eating potato chips. Avery Lynn’s? She started a small business: Lavender Lynn Design. “I like to say I have so many hobbies that I do not have any,” Avery Lynn said.  Well, one of her hobbies has turned into a flourishing business, while managing to still […]

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Festival brings local artists and musicians to Sylva

Lovers of music and art will now feel right at home in downtown Sylva. The Jackson Arts Market, commonly known as JAM, brings in up to 50 local artist vendors and two local musicians every weekend. Joshua Aaron Murch, the curator of JAM, feels that this festival brings life back […]

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Bachelor of Fine Arts portfolio exhibition reception held virtually

The Western Carolina University School of Art and Design studio art and graphic design majors held their annual portfolio exhibition online on November 12 from 5-7 p.m. Studio art students were able to present from 5-6 p.m., followed by graphic design students from 6-7 p.m. Students were given about four […]

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The School of Music presents composer Fred Hamilton

On Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 pm Western Carolina University’s School of Music hosted Fred Hamilton, guitarist and composer, to perform at the Recital Hall in Coulter. According to the program pamphlet, Hamilton was a former educator of undergraduate and graduate jazz improvisation from 1989-2017 at the University of North […]

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Glassworks Exhibit Explores Elements of Time

The Western Carolina University Fine Arts Museum is featuring “Time and Again: Glassworks by Kit Paulson and SaraBeth Post.” The exhibition will last through May 1, 2020. Post and Paulson use various techniques to construct glass into pieces that explore time, history, memory and the antique. Many of the pieces […]

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Easy as “One, Two, Three”

Western Carolina University “waltzeds” to the leader board at the Cackalacky Ballroom Challenge. On Feb. 8, the WCU Ballroom Dance Club traveled to Raleigh for their first dance competition of the decade, and they had one of their most successful competitions to date. For some background information, Western’s ballroom team […]

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A Drag Queen Q&A: Stories Behind the Make-Up

The Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University hosted an intimate look into the lives of local drag queens. The event was moderated by Dean Paulk, Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs. Refreshments were provided to the crowd of over 50 people. Paulk started off the session with a quick introduction […]