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Exhibit on Cherokee carvers opens at NC museum

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Works by 16 Cherokee carvers will be
displayed in a new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History
titled "Cherokee Carvers: Tradition Renewed."

The traveling exhibit from the Asheville Art Museum features 44
wood and stone carvings, including ritual items, functional wares
and pieces designed to be sold to tourists and collectors. It opens
Friday and continues through Nov. 30.

Noted carver Amanda Crowe taught many of the artists featured in
the exhibit, and one of her carvings is included in the show. Crowe
taught art and wood carving at Cherokee schools for nearly 40
years.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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