The Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts will feature an exhibition of photographs by author Anna Fariello during the month of January.
The photographs explore four different native cultures — the Maya, the Kuna, the Emberá and the Cherokee — and their persistence into modern times.
“Few recognize that today’s Maya still live in Central America or that the Cherokee live close to us on a fraction of their homeland,” said Fariello. The exhibition runs through Jan. 31 and is free and open to the public. A reception will be held from 5-7p.m. on Jan. 12.
Southwestern Community College offers an Associate of Fine Arts degree program at The Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts. The Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts is located on Highway 19 North, behind Tribal Bingo at 70 Bingo Loop in Cherokee.
828.497.3945 or on the web at southwesterncc.edu/finearts/.