The Blowing Rock Historical Society held a reception for new Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) Executive Director Lee Carol Giduz on Sunday, May 31 at the Edgewood Cottage. See photos of the reception below.
Following the retirement of Joann Mitchell last October and a national search to fill her position, the BRAHM Board of Trustees selected Giduz to start on April 1.
“We are very pleased to announce this appointment. Lee Carol brings valuable leadership and fundraising experience in a non-profit, community centered, art organization,” BRAHM Board of Trustees President Chelsea Garrett said at the time Giduz’s selection was announced in March.
Previously, Giduz was the executive director of Caldwell County Arts Council in Lenoir for 20 years. She has also served on the boards of North Carolina Arts Council, Wildacres Leadership Initiative and Western Art Agencies of North Carolina.
A graduate of Davidson College and the William C Friday Fellowship for Human Relations, a two-year leadership training program, Giduz was a 2014 recipient of a Sabbatical Award from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
When she was selected, Giduz said she was honored to serve as BRAHM’s executive director.
“I have watched this organization evolve to where it is now and look forward to being part of its growth moving forward,” Giduz said.
The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is a nonprofit that promotes the visual arts, history and heritage of the mountains through educational programs, exhibitions and significant permanent collections.
For more information, visit www.BlowingRockMuseum.org or call 828-295-9099.