The Awakening of Turtle Island

  • LEAF Global Arts Center

  • Address: 19 Eagle Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Times: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Dates: November 17, 2023 - December 31, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Admission: By donation
  • Phone: (828) 686-8742
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Based on interviews and photographs of native American people, The Awakening of Turtle Island: Portraits of Native Americans — an award-winning touring exhibition created and designed by photographer Tracey Schmidt — has toured regionally to more than 16 museums and cultural centers since its premiere in Atlanta in 1996.  At its premiere, The Awakening of Turtle Island won the coveted Regional Designation Award in the Humanities, along with the Gwinnett Fine Arts Center, as part of the Cultural Olympiad. The exhibition is on display at LEAF Global Arts in downtown Asheville, through December 31. Visit it during November, Native American Heritage Month. Pictured: Evangeline Telahaftewa, Hopi, photo by Tracey Schmidt 

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