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Craft and Community: John C. Campbell Folk School: 1925-1945 by M. Anna Fariello

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John C. Campbell Folk School is a thriving educational institution in the Southwestern corner of North Carolina that serves thousands of students from all over the world who sign up for classes in folk arts, writing, and local lore. This book features the first twenty years when those who created and sustained the Folk School now appear quite larger than life. It features ten individuals who affected its future and provides an overview of how it came into being. Anna Fariello is a research associate professor at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library. She has curated over 30 exhibitions, mostly focusing on American crafts and authored three books on Cherokee crafts.  She earned a Bachelor’s in art and art history from Rutgers, a masters in museum studies and art history from Virginia Commonwealth, and an MFA from James Madison University.

Cullowhee, North Carolina: Curatorial InSight, 2018. 78 pages with Notes and Works Cited and replete with photographs. Trade paperback.