Mount St. Joseph University

Studio San Giuseppe hosts traditional and contemporary Cherokee art

Arts & Humanities


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The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph will be hosting a gallery reception on Saturday, March 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. to display its current exhibit, Cherokee Arts and Crafts: Shaped by Tradition.

The exhibition presents the intersection of traditional and contemporary art works by the Eastern Band of Cherokee, in North Carolina. The art works included in the exhibition encompass a wide variety of media, including basketry, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, weaving, drawing and painting. They all come from the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, the nation's oldest Native American cooperative, founded in 1946 with the purpose and preserving and advancing Cherokee arts and crafts. 

The public is invited to the free gallery reception to view the exhibition, enjoy the celebration and meet honored guest Freeman Owle of the Cherokee Indian Reservation in Qualla Boundary, N.C., who will recount traditional Cherokee stories. 

The exhibition will be on display until March 29. All art works are for sale, and all proceeds go directly to the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual. Studio San Giuseppe is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free.

For more information about the exhibition or Studio San Giuseppe, please contact Velma Dailey, gallery director, at 513-244-4314, or