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Opening Reception: Unique As We Are Alike
September 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
This fall the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC Chapel Hill will feature the work of two Lumbee artists, community-based visual artist Ashley Minner of Baltimore’s Lumbee community, and artist Alisha Locklear Monroe from the home of the Lumbee people, Robeson County, North Carolina.
“Unique As We Are Alike” is a multidimensional exploration of contemporary Lumbee identity that focuses on the experiences of Lumbees defining themselves and their commonalities despite years of being defined by others. This process, through symbolism and portraiture, creates a feeling of connectedness, compassion, and empathy, which showcases the uniqueness of Lumbee identity while underscoring certain commonalities of the human condition.
Join us for the opening reception of this exhibit on Friday, September 14, at 5:30 pm. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. Light snacks and drinks will be served. Both artists will be present. The evening will showcase another dimension of Lumbee excellence as well, as we celebrate the publication of The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle, by our director, Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery, who will be reading excerpts from her new book.
This exhibit will remain on display through December 12, 2018.
Parking is free after 5:00 pm in the Park Place parking lot, approximately two blocks from the Center.