North Shore Decoration Exhibit

In conjunction with the performances of Promises, the lobby of the Valborg Theatre will house an exhibit of background materials related to the play; photographs and video clips related to North Shore Cemetery Decorations; and informational placards on loan from Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center.  These placards are based on the research of Dr. Alan Jabbour and the photography of his wife, Karen Singer Jabbour.

Dr. Jabbour is a retired Director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and he and his wife co-authored the book Decoration Day in the Mountains: Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians

The exhibit was curated by the students enrolled in Jody Servon's class, Art Exhibitions in Contmeporary Culture:

Amanda Farr, Andrew Beach, Caitlin Thomas, Celeste Sherer, Elliot Keeley, Emmie Weston, Indgrid Humphrey, Katharine Roman, Kyle Hazard, Mor Fine, Parker Miller, Samantha Stark, Teri Gravel, Zoe Whiteside.

Our special thanks to these students and Jody Servon, curator to fhe Catherine J. Smith Gallery.

The exhibit is presented with the support of

The College of Arts and Sciences,

The Catherine J. Smith Gallery

The Center for Appalachian Studies

and a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council.

This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dates and Times

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Contact Information

Joel Williams, Professor of Theatre and playwright of Promises
(828) 262-6470
North Carolina Humanities Council
Appalachian State University
The Department of Theatre and Dance
The College of Fine and Applied Arts
The College of Arts and Sciences
The Catherine J. Smith Gallery
The Center for Appalachian Studies


North Shore Decoration Day Symposium

Appalachian State University with the support of theNorth Carolina Humanities Council is proud to present A series of free, public events coinciding withThe Department of Theatre and Dance'sproduction of an original play, Promises North Shore Exhibit of Visual Materials Lectures on Decoration Day in the Mountains Free Applachain Music Concert at Boone's Jones House This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of...


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