Western Carolina University – African American Art Featured at Mountain Heritage Center


The works of artist and author Ann Miller Woodford are currently on display in
Ann Miller Woodford: The Artist as Storyteller at the Mountain Heritage Center Exhibit Gallery at the Hunter Library on the campus of Western Carolina University.

This first-ever retrospective exhibition of Ms. Woodford’s work spans sixty years, tracing her artistic development from childhood to the present day. The exhibition is open to the public from January 18 to March 3, 2022. The Mountain Heritage Center is free and open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The mask is mandatory to enter.

Ann Miller Woodford

Ann Miller Woodford uses her artistic talents to transform family stories, Southern heritage and social justice concerns into conceptual works of art. Each illustration invites viewers to follow Ann on her journey through life, connecting with her through the stories they tell. Viewers can expect to be inspired, challenged and motivated by the themes presented in Ann’s works.

His most recent collection of paintings, “Black in black on black” highlights the tremendous connection within the African-American community by emphasizing the empowerment that comes from connection. Ann invites viewers to see each portrait, each person, as they are. His works are supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Ms. Woodford will be in the WCU Exhibit Gallery to discuss her work on Sunday, February 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday, February 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information on Ann Miller Woodford and a complete list of her works, visit her website at https://annstree.com. Visit http://mhc.wcu.edu or call (828) 227-7129 for more information about the Mountain Heritage Center.


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