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October Issue 2010

Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, Features Works by Shan Goshorn

Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, is presenting the exhibit, Reclaiming Cultural Ownership - Challenging Indian Stereotypes, featuring works by Native American artist Shan Goshorn, on view at the Fine Art Museum in WCU's Fine and Performing Arts Center through Oct. 24, 2010.

The installation exhibit includes photographs of Indian people by Goshorn and commercial and promotional objects such as clothing, toys and food containers that feature Native people and imagery.

"Shan has a highly unique and creative expression," said Martin DeWitt, founding director and curator of the Fine Art Museum. "The exhibit offers a very personal and poetic statement."

Goshorn, who also visited WCU in 2009, is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and lives in Tulsa, OK. An artist for more than 25 years, she has exhibited work across the United States, Canada, Europe, China and Africa. Her work addresses contemporary American Indian and human rights issues, including Indian stereotypes and treaty violations. Goshorn's work is in museum and corporate collections nationally and internationally, and in 2001 the Indian Affairs Commission of Tulsa honored her with the Moscelyne Larkin Cultural Achievement Award.

The exhibit is supported in part with funds from WCU's Arts and Cultural Events Series.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 828/227-3591 or visit (www.fineartmuseum.wcu.edu).

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