July 17, 2012.The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is bursting with creativity this week with its “Brilliant at BRAHM” camp, led by Dacia Tretheway. The camp is the Museum’s most popular of the summer, with 20 children participating. Campers are learning about color and basic art principles while having lots of fun with a variety of projects. Next week, BRAHM will host its final camp of the summer with the unique “Graffiti and Urban Art” camp, led by Greensboro artist and teacher Samuel Peck. For more information about the upcoming camp, contact the Museum at (828) 295-9099 x 3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Art and Antiques Show Scheduled for August 2-5
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will host its sixth annual Art and Antiques Show beginning with a Preview Party and Sneak Peak on Thursday, August 2. This will be the first year the show will be held at the Museum, which promises to be an excellent venue for the popular event. Vendors from across the East Coast will bring a variety of items such as porcelain, fine arts, antique furniture, folk art, jewelry, silver and more. Additional highlights include the popular BRAHM Café—featuring a variety of homemade sandwiches and desserts—which will be open in the Community Meeting Room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday through Sunday for lunch and the Saturday lecture at 2 p.m. featuring a lecture on “Southern Cottages” by author and Southern Cosmopolitan blogger Susan Sully, a leading authority on Southern architecture and style. Tickets to the show, which may be used throughout the weekend, are $10 and may be purchased at BRAHM or at downtown merchants Carriage Trade or Finley House. Sully’s lecture is $15 at the door. The Museum is located on the corner of Main and Chestnut streets, across from Rumple Presbyterian Church. For more information, call (828) 295-9099.
Get ‘Economic Overview’ with Financial Officer at BRAHM
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will host “An Economic Overview” featuring Danielle Donahoe, chief investment officer with Charlotte-based Rinehart Wealth Management, on Thursday, July 26 at 4 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. The Museum is located on the corner of Main and Chestnut streets, across from Rumple Presbyterian Church. For more information, call (828) 295-9099.
BRAHM to Host Local Jazz Musician
The last Appalachian Lifelong Learning Lecture will be held from 3 until 4:30 p.m. at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum on Sunday, July 22. Popular local saxophonist Todd Wright will discuss “Jazz,” a topic with which he is very familiar. Admission to the talk is free for Appalachian Lifelong Learning members and $5 for the general public. The Museum is located on the corner of Main and Chestnut streets, across from Rumple Presbyterian Church. For more information, call (828) 295-9099.
Curious Collections Exhibit Ending Soon; New Exhibit to Debut August 10
Don’t miss your last chance to see the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s latest exhibit, Curious Collections: An Exhibit Celebrating the Passion of Collecting, which closes at 5 p.m. Sunday, August 26. More than 1,600 visitors have toured Curious Collections, which features more than 25 fascinating collections—from folk art to high art—gathered from across the region. The Museum will open North Carolina Treasures: A Painter, a Potter and a Rocking Chair Maker, its third major exhibit since opening in October 2011, with a Preview Reception at 6:30 p.m. on August 10 ($30). The new exhibit will feature three of the state’s most talented and beloved artists and artisans: Lexington native and renowned painter Bob Timberlake, whose paintings have been featured in galleries and museums from North Carolina to New York to California to Tokyo; Blackberry resident Glenn Bolick, who with his wife Lula Owens Bolick and daughter Janet Bolick Calhoun is continuing a family tradition of pottery that spans six generations; and Marion craftsman Max Woody, a seventh-generation chair maker whose work graces homes around the world. The exhibit will open with a Preview Reception on Thursday, August 10 ($30 per person, includes wine and hors d’oeuvres). The Museum is open 10-5 Tuesday and Wednesday, 10-7 Thursday, 10-5 Friday and Saturday and 1-5 Sunday. General admission is $8 for adults; admission is free from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday. For more information, call (828) 295-9099.