Laurel Posey

Opening Reception for “Carolina Knives: The Roots of a Revival”

Join us as we come together to celebrate the opening of "Carolina Knives: The Roots of a Revival," an exhibit showcasing over 100 examples of utilitarian and decorative knives by Carolina knifemakers. This reception is free; register for your tickets online or by calling 803-777-2876.

Laurel Posey

“Carolina Knives: The Roots of a Revival”

McKissick Museum presents "Carolina Knives: The Roots of a Revival," an exhibit showcasing over 100 examples of utilitarian and decorative knives by contemporary Carolina knifemakers. It also will feature select examples of both manufactured and custom-made knives and blades forged outside the southeastern United States and in regions of Africa with strong blacksmithing traditions that informed the history of knives in the Carolinas prior to World War II. Opening reception Aug. 5.

Laurel Posey

Catawba Traditional Arts Online Series: Beckee Garris

Join the Native American Studies Center for this Catawba Traditional Arts Online Series of talks and demonstrations highlighting traditional arts of the Catawba Nation. This session at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 19 features a presentation by long leaf pine needle basket maker Beckee Garris. Register to view artist events live via Facebook or Zoom. This visiting traditional artist series is made possible in part by a 2020-2021 South Carolina Arts Commission Folklife and Traditional Arts Grant.

Laurel Posey

Catawba Traditional Arts Online Series: Monty “Hawk” Branham

Join the Native American Studies Center for this Catawba Traditional Arts Online Series of talks and demonstrations highlighting traditional arts of the Catawba Nation. This session at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 17 features a presentation by flute and drum maker Monty “Hawk” Branham. Register to view artist events live via Facebook or Zoom. This visiting traditional artist series is made possible in part by a 2020-2021 South Carolina Arts Commission Folklife and Traditional Arts Grant.

Laurel Posey

Catawba Traditional Arts Online Series: Faye Greiner

Join the Native American Studies Center for this Catawba Traditional Arts Online Series of talks and demonstrations highlighting traditional arts of the Catawba Nation. This session at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 16 features a presentation by reed basket maker Faye Greiner. Register to view artist events live via Facebook or Zoom. This visiting traditional artist series is made possible in part by a 2020-2021 South Carolina Arts Commission Folklife and Traditional Arts Grant.

Laurel Posey

Catawba Traditional Arts Online Series: Keith “Little Bear” Brown

Join the Native American Studies Center for this Catawba Traditional Arts Online Series of talks and demonstrations highlighting traditional arts of the Catawba Nation. This session at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14 features a presentation by storyteller and Catawba pottery maker Keith “Little Bear” Brown. Register to view artist events live via Facebook or Zoom. This visiting traditional artist series is made possible in part by a 2020-2021 South Carolina Arts Commission Folklife and Traditional Arts Grant.

Laurel Posey

Catawba Traditional Arts Online Series: Ensley Guffey

Join the Native American Studies Center for this Catawba Traditional Arts Online Series of talks and demonstrations highlighting traditional arts of the Catawba Nation. Learn more about Catawba history and culture from Ensley Guffey, Catawba Tribal Archivist. Register to view artist events live via Facebook or Zoom. This visiting traditional artist series is made possible in part by a 2020-2021 South Carolina Arts Commission Folklife and Traditional Arts Grant.

Laurel Posey

Catawba Traditional Arts Online Series

The Native American Studies Center presents an online series of talks and demonstrations highlighting traditional arts of the Catawba Nation. Guests include: • Ensley Guffey, Catawba Tribal Archivist, July 12 at 2 p.m. • Keith “Little Bear” Brown, Catawba Potter & Storyteller, July 14 at 2 p.m. • Faye Greiner, Reed Basket Maker, July 16 at 2 p.m. • Monty “Hawk” Branham, Flute and Drum Maker, July 17 at 3 p.m. • Beckee Garris, Long Leaf Pine Needle Basket Maker, July 19 at 5 p.m. Traditional art demonstrations will be presented via Zoom and Facebook Live. This visiting traditional artist series is made possible in part by a 2020-2021 South Carolina Arts Commission Folklife and Traditional Arts Grant.

Laurel Posey

Keep on the Sunny Side: The Carter Family in Song

Music programs at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm continue with “Keep on the Sunny Side” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. July 17. Regarded as one of the most influential groups in country music, the Carter Family recorded hundreds of folk songs from the South beginning in the 1920s. Museum staff and volunteers will perform music from the original Carter Family in their traditional style. This program is free, but space is limited and reservations are required.

Laurel Posey

16th Annual “Come To Leicester” Studio Tour

For the 16th year in a row, artists in the small community of Leicester, NC will open their studios to the public for the annual "Come to Leicester" Studio Tour. This free, self-guided event is held every third weekend in August, and this year’s tour dates are August 21 & 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Visitors choose their own tour stops using a printed brochure with a full-color map of the area, and bold signs direct to the individual studios. The tour route travels through some of the most scenic rural countryside in Western North Carolina. Along the way, visitors can view hand-crafted work and meet the artists who create it. The variety of arts and crafts includes brooms, pottery, painting, furniture, iron work, fiber art, and stained glass.