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Blowing Rock Art and History Museum Celebrates Third Birthday on Saturday, Oct. 11, From 2-4 p.m.

By Madison Fisler Lewis


Sept. 30, 2014. The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will celebrate its third birthday on Saturday, Oct. 11. The family friendly event will take place from 2-4 p.m. at the museum and will be free to attend and open to the public.

The Harris Brothers will provide live music for the event. In addition, guests will enjoy a puppet show courtesy of the Elkland Arts Center as well as birthday cake. The event will also give attendees a chance to view all of the exhibits in the museum free of charge. This event is great for all ages and is a fantastic family event.

Exhibits open during the celebration include the following:

Quilts: A Rural Tradition – The exhibit features regional historic and contemporary quilts that showcase the history, craftsmanship and stories that are evidenced in every single stitch of these quilts.

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum features a permanent collection that includes a number of works by its patron artist Elliott Daingerfield that were donated to the museum by Cora and LaMont Hudson. Patty and Welborn Alexander have also been major contributors to the permanent collection, having donated ten significant pieces of American art including Daingerfield’s “Rhododendeon and Brass Pot.”

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and Their Legacies – This regionally-focused exhibit highlights five historic women and their contributions to the people of North Carolina. The exhibit focuses on Dr. Mary Martin Sloop, Lucy Morgan, Bertha Cone, Vera Lachmann and Emily Prudden.

Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection: This exhibit features 35 southern masterpieces that bring three-dimensional life to paintings in the Johnson’s Collection publication.

The BRAHM collection also includes a selection of glass art made by artists at the Penland School of Crafts, donated by Sonia and Issac Luski, and examples of North Carolina pottery, donated by Judy and Bill Petrie.

There truly will be something for everyone at this exciting birthday celebration, so come out with the whole family to enjoy the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s third birthday.