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Jagged Path: the African Diaspora in Western North Carolina in Craft, Music, and Dance
On view through October 22, 2022
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
Blowing Rock, North Carolina

This exhibit illuminates the obscured history of African contributions to craft, music, and dance in Western North Carolina. Drawing connections from the 17th through 21st centuries, “Jagged Path” demonstrates how African traditions that survived the Middle Passage have helped create the culture of Western North Carolina through interviews, performances, historic artifacts, artist residencies, and more.

“Jagged Path” is excited to feature the following artists (in alphabetic order): LaKisha Blount, Marie T. Cochran, Nathan Favors & Mariela de Leeuw, Theresa Gloster, Cara Hagan, Victoria Casey McDonald, Jim McDowell, Jenny Pickens, Viola Spells, Valeria Watson, & Junaluska Heritage Association.

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[Image: Theresa Gloster, detail of Ironing Board of Love, 2020. Mosaic, tile, and buttons on ironing board]