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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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