On May 3, more than 50 artists and writers from Macon, Jackson and Swain Counties and the Qualla Boundary packed the downstairs conference room of Bradford Hall at Southwestern Community College’s Jackson campus. It was a special occasion for the Western North Carolina artists, as it honored the entries submitted for SCC’s periodical Milestone.
Last September, SCC began accepting submissions for the 2010-11 edition of Milestone, a biennial art and literary review published by SCC. This year marks the publication’s 12th anniversary.
“It’s been a long, strange journey. But all of the smiling faces make it worthwhile,” said SCC faculty advisor Owen Gibby to the room of artists. “This celebration is about you.”