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September 2017

Music on the Porch: Kamara Thomas: “Cosmic Americana”

September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Born in Chicago to a hippie-turned-born-again mother who only permitted her to listen to country/western music, Kamara Thomas is a singer, songwriter, and dramatist who previously performed with the Ghost Gamblers as well as power trio Earl Greyhound. Her debut album Tularosa: An American Dreamtime explores the Mythic West through a song cycle about a forsaken plot of New Mexico land. Now hailing from Durham, North Carolina, Thomas has been called one of "14 Artists Proving Black Americana Is Real."…

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Art Reception: “From Isolation to War”: Native Veteran Story Quilts

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join us at the Center as we launch our Fall 2017 art exhibit, featuring story quilts based on the deployed experiences of Native American military veterans. Inspired by oral history interviews with veterans from each of North Carolina's eight state- and federally-recognized tribes, these quilts are artifacts of lived experience and material culture from the American South. Their stories from World War II through ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan reflect the strength and complications of patriotism, as well as…

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Rocket Launch!

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Love House & Hutchins Forum as we celebrate the publication of Gabrielle Calvocoressi's new book of poetry, Rocket Fantastic. Calvocoressi teaches creative writing at UNC-Chapel Hill, and she recently assumed duties as poetry editor for Southern Cultures. While she was working on the manuscript, the author shared some insights with the Boston Review: "There are three 'speakers' in the manuscript: a young man who is deployed in a jungle war in the late 1960s, his sister…

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