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North Carolina Arts Council

Two schools in the A+ network have recently received national honors. We congratulate each school’s staff and students on their exemplary work in building a creative and engaging learning environment that helps students enjoy school while achieving success.

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Story and photos by Kyesha Jennings

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we spoke with Kerry Bird and Quinn Godwin about the purpose of the American Indian Heritage Commission, projects that they're currently working on, their upbringing and involvement in Indian affairs, and the validity of land acknowledgments.

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North Carolina Arts Council

The latest edition of our monthly newsletter is out now.

traditional coverlet weaving completed by nancy mahala and genal west

North Carolina Arts Council

Two traditional artist teams from western North Carolina have been selected for the fourth annual “In These Mountains” Appalachian Folklife Apprenticeships. Jim McDowell will mentor Nicholas Garrison in traditional methods of wheel-thrown pottery, and Nancy Mahala will mentor Genal West in traditional coverlet weaving and its accompanying fiber crafts. 

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Kyesha Jennings

Dare Arts celebrates the tenth anniversary of its annual writing workshop for veterans. Veteran, writer, playwright and educator Ron Capps, who is the founder and director of the Veterans Writing Project, will lead this year’s Veterans Writing Workshop, titled Scene Writing For Stage & Screen.