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Closed Curtain Review: Romeo and Juliet

“Are you kidding me?”  That was my first thought when the School of Stage and Screen’s Romeo & Juliet began on Thursday, Feb. 17.  It was a happy thought and one full of excitement because I knew that if the first minute of the play brought laughing tears to my […]

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Student work ‘takes flight’ in airport gallery

This year’s annual showcase at the Asheville Regional Airport highlights students from Western Carolina University’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program as a group show.  The exhibit features eight WCU students who each demonstrate a different technique, theme, approach and discipline. Kate Chassner is one of the students featured in […]

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Catamounts Create: Highlighting Student Art

The Western Carolina Student body is diverse in hobbies ranging from mountain biking and hiking to reading and collecting. Our student body is creative, active, and waiting to be recognized. Three students from three different concentrations agreed to meet with me to show our readers what making art as a […]

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POTM ends season with joyful banquet and plans for future

The Pride of the Mountains marching band held their end-of-the-season banquet Saturday night, celebrating the culmination of two years’ worth of hard work.  The first marching season since the end of serious covid restrictions left a lot of uncertainties for the band, however, they completed yet another successful year. This […]

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Meet the Artist: Faye Gant

Faye Gant grew up in a religious household where their father was the minister of the church. They now spend their free time working with ceramics which they define as “politically involved art that speaks truth to power and mainstream thoughts.” This is a stark contrast to how they were […]

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Closed Curtain Review: Heathers: The Musical

I have never attended a play with so much emotion and excitement that at times the clapping and whistles were deafening. If this type of breathtaking entertainment is what you’re after, look no further- Heathers: The Musical is here. With voices that carry, and a heavy dose of comedic relief […]

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Video artist discusses diversity through exertion

Jefferson Pinder was getting his BA in Theatre when he visited a video art exhibition by Gary Hill and realized the strength of using video as an art medium. He’d always loved performance art because of the community it created between the artist and the audience, and video was the […]

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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 […]