Published On: Thu, Jan 5th, 2012
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OICA to feature photographs by Anna Fariello

     The Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts (OICA) will be featuring an exhibition of photographs in OICA Gallery during the month of January by author Anna Fariello. The photographs explore four different native cultures including the Maya, the Kuna, the Emberá and the Cherokee, and their persistence into modern times. 

Anna Fariello's photographs, which will be on display at OICA during the month of January, feature the modern lives of four unique tribes. (OICA photo)

     “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,” commented Fariello. The exhibition runs from January 3-31and is free and open to the public. A reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 5-7pm.   

     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, NC. For more information about the Oconaluftee Institute of Cultural Arts, Southwestern Community College and the Associate in Fine Arts program, please call Jeff Marley 497-3945; or on the web at southwesterncc.edu/finearts/

– Jeff Marley, OICA

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