Artist Dora May featured in OICA Gallery

by Mar 5, 2012A&E, Front Page0 comments

     The gallery at the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts will be featuring an exhibition of work by artist Dora May during the month of March. May’s work is a combination of paintings, drawings, and installation exploring issues of the body and feminism.


Dora May's “You Are What You Eat” Triptych, collage with food packaging, latex paint, pastels on paper. (OICA photo)

    “My work is a way to dissect my past through remembering, reliving, and re-creating what comforts me,” commented May.

     “The immediacy of the drawing with the collage of food packaging make this work very raw and powerful,” added Fine Arts program coordinator Jeff Marley. 

     This is the thesis show for May’s Master of Arts in Education degree which she is currently pursuing at Western Carolina University. The exhibition runs from March 1-30 and is free and open to the public. A reception will be held on Thursday, March 8 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 Associate in Fine Arts program, please call Jeff Marley at 828.497.3945; or on the web at