Cherokee artist to show at Rotunda Gallery in Sylva

by Nov 30, 2019A&E, Happenings



SYLVA – A showing of new works and a series of prints by Jenean Hornbuckle, a landscape painter, will open at the Rotunda Gallery in the Sylva Library on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a reception sponsored by the Jackson County Arts Council and Sequoyah Fund.

Hornbuckle, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, paints mostly on canvas creating large landscapes of natural scenes. Born on the Qualla Boundary, she is a graduate of Swain County High School and Western Carolina University. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and is a founding member of the Seven Clans Art Guild.

“Falls on Deep Creek”, a painting by Jenean Hornbuckle

“I am an artist because there is memory in my blood that reminds me constantly of who I am,” says Hornbuckle whose mother is Cherokee Nation and father is Eastern Band Cherokee.

Hornbuckle’s limited prints are of local landscapes and would make great Christmas gifts. Not only could you gift your loved ones with a beautiful print but include a trip to the spot in the paintings: Deep Creek, Santeetlah Creek, or Oconaluftee River to name a few. “I love thinking that one of my pieces actually entices the viewer to go out into our beautiful woods and creeks. There is a great solace there and that is the true gift.”

The show will be up through Jan. 7, 2020. A part of the historic Jackson County Courthouse, the Rotunda Gallery space is shared between the Jackson County Historical Society, The Jackson County Genealogical Society and the Jackson County Arts Council. It features artists living and working in Western North Carolina, preferably Jackson County. The gallery is open library hours, Monday through Saturday.

More about Hornbuckle can be found at More of her work can be seen throughout Cherokee in Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and Cherokee Indian Hospital and in Asheville at Memorial Mission Hospital. She also has a large piece on display at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.

For more information about the event or the Rotunda Gallery space please contact the Jackson County Arts Council at or 507-9820. 

– Jackson County Arts Council release