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Artist Demonstration with Jody Lipscomb – Cherokee Language & Mixed Media
June 15, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 amFree
Artistic talent runs in the family of poet, artist, and writer Jody Bradley Lipscomb. She is Cherokee, N.C. native and an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Jody’s son and several uncles are known for their famous wood carving work. Jody published her poems and articles in regional outlets like Cherokee Writers, Cherokee Heritage Trails and the Cherokee One Feather. Her most recent book, a Cherokee Family Activity Guide, provides activities for families visiting Cherokee. She describes herself as “self-taught and culturally inspired.”
In 2015 Jody retired from a career in teaching, medical, and public relations fields. Her artistic endeavors went from sitting on the back burner to taking center stage in her life. Jody emphases education and promotion of her Cherokee culture in modern, contemporary forms with a focus on Cherokee women, gorgets, language and petroglyphs.
Jody graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She loves traveling in the United States and abroad with frequent visits to Cherokee historical sites for artistic inspiration.