The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present Traditions in Cherokee Basket Making on Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Holden Community Gallery (first floor of the Museum). Cherokee storyteller Davy Arch will share stories of the Eastern Cherokee’s history and culture during this special event, followed by a live artist demonstration of traditional Cherokee basket making techniques.
Audiences of all ages are encouraged to attend this free event, which is held in conjunction with A Tisket A Tasket: Appalachian, Cherokee and Low Country Baskets, on the closing day of the exhibition. A Tisket A Tasket examines how three distinct groups of basket makers have preserved their unique traditions in spite of the challenges they have faced. The exhibition also illustrates the similarities and differences of the three traditions and the ways in which the tourist and art markets have sustained them over the past century.
This event and exhibition are sponsored by RTCAR, Cherokee Preservation Foundation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and North Carolina State University, with additional support from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. For more information about this event, please contact Nancy Sokolove, Adult Programs Manager at 828.253.3227, ext. 120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.