The Nile Project, a cross-cultural collaboration that uses music to connect residents living along Africa’s legendary Nile in efforts to cultivate the sustainability of the river, will visit Western Carolina University for a performance and to take part in other activities Monday, March 13, and Tuesday, March 14.
Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum is presenting a live performance by animator, director, designer and performance artist Miwa Matreyek, who interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, in partnership with One Dozen Who Care, will host a display on the cultural history and musical traditions of the region’s African-American community that will later be presented in neighboring towns as a traveling exhibit.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host a multimedia presentation on “Jack Tales” and storytelling on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. as part of its Appalachian Living series. “Jack Tales” are a Southern Appalachian storytelling staple and a continuation of an English tradition going back hundreds of years.
One of William Shakespeare’s classic works will hit the stage at Western Carolina University as WCU’s School of Stage and Screen presents “King Lear” from Wednesday, Feb. 15, through Sunday, Feb. 19, in Hoey Auditorium.
Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum is presenting the exhibition “Soft Diplomacy: Quilting Cultural Diplomacy in Liberia,” with a reception, roundtable discussion and gallery talk scheduled for Thursday, Feb.
The 2016-17 Mainstage theatre season of Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen will continue in early February with “This Is Our Youth,” a snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood for three wayward residents of New York City.
The Western Carolina University School of Music will present a “Chamber Music with Friends” concert on Tuesday, Jan. 31, featuring Shannon Thompson, associate professor of music and clarinetist, who is celebrating her 20th year at WCU.