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Exhibit: Gifted – Collecting the Art of California at Gardena High School

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock

GIFTED: Collecting the Art of California at Gardena High School: 1919-1956 was developed for the hundredth anniversary of the Gardena High School Art Collection (GHSAC) in 2019 and illustrates the unlikely history of a communal approach to collection-building and a microcosm of California's modern art history.

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Exhibition: ARS POETICA I – A Juried Exhibition

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is thrilled to unveil the inaugural edition of ARS POETICA, a juried exhibition, bringing together the work of poets and artists in this gallery and a companion digital publication. A committee of jurors has paired submitted poems and artworks into combinations that expand, highlight, augment, and sometimes even obfuscate meaning, each enriching the experience of the other.

Free Entry

Exhibit: Crafted Modern – The Collection of Rob Williams

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock

The Studio Craft movement of the 20th Century witnessed a broad resurgence of artists working in mediums historically understood to be less precious than their fine art counterparts. Clay, metal, glass, wood, and fiber were the materials of daily life, constituting the tools and wares of domestic and professional labor.

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Festival of Lights at Chetola

Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock

Chetola Resort features a sparkling display of lights each winter season! The “Festival of Lights” is free and open to the public, and you are invited to enjoy thousands of dazzling illuminations throughout the resort.  As you drive or stroll around Chetola Lake, view glittering ice skaters, “Rudolph” reeling in a big fish, strolling carolers and many more captivating holiday scenes.

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California Impressionism in an iPhone World at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock

Dr. Will South, author of numerous books on both California Impressionism and Modernism, asks the question: How can more than 100-year-old, simple landscape paintings, however pleasant, be relevant in a world where humans are glued to their phones and consume hundreds of images per day?

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