Title

Anadalv (Sisters)

Faculty Mentor(s)

Jon Mehlferber

Campus

Dahlonega

Subject Area

Visual Arts

Location

Library 3rd Floor Room 382

Start Date

1-4-2014 12:30 PM

End Date

1-4-2014 1:50 PM

Description/Abstract

The works in the series Anadalv are the culmination of a search for deeper meaning and cultural understanding of native southern Appalachian deep-culture. As an outsider looking in, the intention when completing Anadalv was to capture the roots and cultural identity of southern Appalachia through the juxtaposition of contemporary image and traditional story. In order to move past the ordinary surface culture that often carries a stereotypical “Hill Billy” familiarity the research was focused more specifically on the native Cherokee roots that often go unnoticed in Dahlonega Georgia. The research conducted during this project was gathered from many sources of traditional Cherokee folktales and from everyday life and scenery from around northeastern Georgia.

Note to Conference Administrators

Visual Arts / Appalachian Studies Panel

“Saving Appalachian Gardens and Stories: Growing community and sustainability through arts-based research”

Presenters: Kyle Clark, Sara Ewing, Kerby Wilkes, Cathryn Washell

“The American Flag, Dahlonega, and the University of North Georgia”

Presenter: Jillian Conner

“Anadalv (Sisters)”

Presenter: Kyle Clark

“Bone Deep”

Presenter: April Barr

“The Exploitation of Tradition”

Presenter: Jessica Jones

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Anadalv (Sisters)

Library 3rd Floor Room 382

The works in the series Anadalv are the culmination of a search for deeper meaning and cultural understanding of native southern Appalachian deep-culture. As an outsider looking in, the intention when completing Anadalv was to capture the roots and cultural identity of southern Appalachia through the juxtaposition of contemporary image and traditional story. In order to move past the ordinary surface culture that often carries a stereotypical “Hill Billy” familiarity the research was focused more specifically on the native Cherokee roots that often go unnoticed in Dahlonega Georgia. The research conducted during this project was gathered from many sources of traditional Cherokee folktales and from everyday life and scenery from around northeastern Georgia.