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Affrilachian Travelling Artist Studio Exhibit Closing Reception with Shruti Nadis

February 29, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 am


Free & open to the public.

Please join us for the closing reception of the Affrilachian Travelling Artist Studio Exhibit closing reception with a musical performance by Shruti Nadis beginning at 11:00 a.m.

At 2:00 p.m., Faustine Wilson will be reading from Under the Light of Darkness and Living in the Shadow of Slavery by Victoria A. Casey McDonald. Wilson is McDonald’s daughter.

The books tell the story of Victoria’s great-grandmother Amanda through historical fiction.

Amanda was the slave of the white Principle Chief of the Cherokee William Holland Thomas and on her birth certificate, Thomas is listed as her father. Amanda was born in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Amanda’s husband, William Hudson Casey, was born a free man to Harriet Casey of Waynesville.

Under the Light of Darkness tells the story of Amanda and William’s romance and Living in the Shadow of Slavery is about Amanda grappling with what to do after the Civil War ends in 1865. The books will be available for purchase at the reception.

It will also be the last day we are collecting books for the Pigeon River Multicultural Center. A list of requested books is available at the gallery and by clicking here. Books may be purchased from any retailer of your choosing, such as Blue Ridge Books.

Light refreshments will be provided.


February 29, 2020
6:00 am - 11:00 am
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Haywood County Arts Council
86 N. Main St.
Waynesville, NC United States
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