7. Pryor Art Gallery

Opening July 5, Columbia State Community College’s Pryor Art Gallery will present “Return from Exile,” an exhibit traveling along the historically chronicled Trail of Tears. The exhibit will run through Aug. 25 and features contemporary southeastern Indian art expressions by artists from five Native American tribes.

The exhibit will be open and free to the public for the months of July and August while celebrating the artists reception at closing ceremonies on Aug. 25 from 4 – 8 p.m. that will include a closing lecture in the Cherry Theater at 5 p.m. to be delivered by Troy Wayne Poteete, supreme justice of the Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation and distinguished tribal leader. There will be traditional powwow dancing and music following the speaker.

The Pryor Art Gallery is in the Waymon L. Hickman building on the Columbia Campus, located at 1665 Hampshire Pike.
Hours – Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For additional information, please visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/PryorGallery.