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MHU To Present Program on Southern Crafts
Mars Hill University will present a program called “Southern Craft: A Revival in the Mountains,” at the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies in Renfro Library on October 29, 2013, at 7 pm.
Leading the program will be North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar Anna Fariello, Craft Revival Project Director, with Hunter Library Special Collections at Western Carolina University.
At the end of the 19th century, mountain craftsmen formed the cornerstone of a revived interest in things handmade. Ideas concerning the value of work inspired a craft revival that flourished well into the twentieth century. Fariello will discuss this craft revival movement as well as the guilds and exhibitions which resulted from them.
This program is made possible by the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.