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Artists invite community members to event March 8

An international team of artists will have a portrait studio and exchange of local recipes and remedies Friday in Whitesburg.

The event will be from 3 to 6 p.m., March 8, at Doghead Dough Pizza in the former Dawahare’s building on Main Street.

Mosaic Interactive is inviting members of the community to have their portraits taken, and receive a photographic keepsake in exchange for sharing a local remedy or recipe. According to the news release, items brought could be a mother’s family recipe for apple pie, a grandmother’s tried and tested cure for the common cold, the secret to mending a broken heart, or anything in between.

A community dinner will be held afterward at the CANE Kitchen, which is located in the old Whitesburg High School, starting at 7 p.m.

MOSAIC Interactive is an international exchange led by Found Sound Nation, a nonprofit creative agency that uses music to connect with people across cultures. The group is in Whitesburg March 4-10. The team of artists from Morocco, Turkey, Indonesia, Palestine, Lebanon, South Africa and the U.S. are creating original works that tell stories of what humans hold sacred, and how those things are passed along to future generations. The works premiere this month, with a tour of east Kentucky, West Virginia and east Tennessee. Artists will spend one week in each location and participate in community-led public events and dances, musical jams, and potlucks. In Whitesburg, the group is visiting with Appalshop, CANE, and the Cowan Community Center.

The first community meal was held last night (Tuesday) at the Cowan Community Center.

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