An Evening of Cherokee Stories with Storyteller Lloyd Arneach
Join us for an evening celebrating the ancient art of live storytelling. Gather in the museum’s Atrium and prepare to be transported to other times and places, some magical, some exciting! Storyteller Lloyd Arneach will be sharing stories from Native American traditions.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Arneach will present a program to 4th and 5th graders at the Blowing Rock Elementary School during the day (sponsored by BRAHM), but this evening performance is intended for adults and teens.
Master Cherokee storyteller Lloyd Arneach relates his stories in a style that is humorous, gentle, informative and extremely moving. Stories range from the "old stories" of the Cherokee to contemporary Indian stories he has collected; from ancient creation stories to behind the scenes of the film Dances with Wolves. Arneach considers himself a non-traditional storyteller and he sometimes includes an inspirational story or two of great Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life - celebrating with his audiences those who have triumphed over adversity in life.
Arneach also tells tales and legends from many different Native American tribes as well as the Cherokee. In the tradition of oral storytelling as a way to pass on values, moral lessons and rich personal histories, Arneach helps audiences find the best lessons, the positive outcomes, the real gifts within the tales. An enrolled member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, Arneach was born and reared on the Cherokee Reservation in Cherokee, NC. He learned his first legends from two storytelling Uncles on the reservation. He father was Vice-Chief of the Eastern Band his mother was the first woman ever selected to the Tribal Council, and his Grandmother (Lula Owl Gloyne) was a Beloved Woman of the tribe.
Author of several books, and the 2011 recipient of the Mountain Heritage Award from Western Carolina University, Lloyd Arneach lives in Cherokee, NC. http://www.arneach.com
This program is funded in part by the Watauga County Arts Council and grassroots funds of the North Carolina Arts Council.