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Exhibit: HIGHLIGHTS – Selections from BRAHM’s Permanent Collection

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

BRAHM stewards a growing Permanent Collection of over 800 objects. Museums build collections for a variety of reasons: preserving artworks and other objects of historical importance for future generations; cataloging, documenting, and researching said objects; and displaying and interpreting the collection for the public through exhibitions, publications, and other educational programs.

Free Entry

Exhibit: Pulp & Bind – Paper & Book in Southern Appalachia at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Pulp & Bind brings together 18 artists working across the diffuse region of Southern Appalachia who are deeply engaged with the mediums of paper and book as a form and a concept.

FREE

Mindfulness & Meditation at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Make time for yourself on Wednesday evenings for a weekly mindfulness and meditation Group. The gatherings will explore meditation, mindfulness and consciousness. Combining years of meditation practice experience with his lifelong passion of living in service to others, Eric DeVere will be guiding the weekly meditation group.

Registration Required

Voices Unheard: Celebrating the Piano Works of Underrepresented Composers at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Join BRAHM for an incredible evening of classical piano music performed by Dr. Catherine Garner of App State’s Hayes School of Music. The program will consist of works by underrepresented composers including women, Latin Americans, and African Americans.

Free

Meet the Author: Terah Shelton Harris at Blowing Rock Community Library

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Bestselling Author Terah Shelton Harris presents her latest novel, Long After We Are Gone. Harris is the acclaimed Target Book Club pick and Goodreads Choice Award nominee for One Summer in Savannah.

Free

The House that Moses and Bertha Cone Built at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Join App State’s Dr. Neva J. Specht for an in-depth look at the iconic Beaux-Arts Cone estate (known originally as Flat Top Manor) near Blowing Rock.

Free

Cork & Canvas: Vincent Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Learn to paint in a relaxed atmosphere, inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s “Wheatfield with Crows.” Each participant goes home with a finished work of art.

$50

Skip Sickler at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Photography has been a natural companion to Skip’s love of nature. It’s been over 50 years since Skip received his first 35 mm camera.

Free Entry

Morgan McCarver at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Morgan works in porcelain to create beautiful delicate and intricate functional and decorative art. Come enjoy Morgan’s work from May 27 through June 2 at Edgewood  Cottage in Blowing Rock.  

Free Entry

Behind the Scenes: Curating the Blowing Rock Nightlife Exhibit at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a history exhibit? Join public historian and curator, Ashlee Lanier, as she delves into the work that goes into creating exhibits like "You Had To Be There: Nightlife in Blowing Rock."

$8

Studio Workshop: MatchBOOKS at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Learn to create your own “matchbook” artist notebook. Each participant goes home with a finished work of art. All materials, including paper, scissors, glue and aprons, are provided. A trained instructor will lead you step-by-step.

$50

Children’s Story Time at Blowing Rock Community Library

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

11:00 -12:00  Children's Storytime at the library.  For more information please visit the library's website, www.blowingrocklibrary.com

Free

Waitsel Smith at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Waitsel is a visual artist living in Lenoir with almost 50 years’ experience painting the people and places of North Carolina. Working in oil and watercolor, he is considered a master landscape, portrait, and figure painter.

Free Entry

Kathryn Regel at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

A unique combination of colored pencil drawing and collage, Kathryn is inspired by old photos and genealogy.  Her latest work incorporates graphite pencil and collage and is based on old Savannah houses that can be intriguing, unsettling and comforting all at the same time.

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Jan Karon’s Mitford Museum Discussion at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

In 2021, #1 NYTimes bestselling author Jan Karon launched a nonprofit museum in her hometown of Hudson, NC, with a mission to advance the common good through literacy, creativity, and community.

$8

Nature Photography Weekend at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

This popular shutterbug weekend includes presentations from top nature photographers, hands-on field courses, a friendly contest and the rare opportunity to photograph the mountain’s spectacular scenery and native animals before and after regular business hours.

$115 – $140

Scatting: From Ella Fitzgerald to Jazzmeia Horn at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Todd Wright, Appalachian State University Jazz Area Coordinator, will take us on a musical journey all about scatting or scat singing. In scat singing, the singer improvises melodies and rhythms using the voice solely as an instrument rather than a speaking medium.

$8

Studio Saturdays: Basquiat Mixed-Media Portraits at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Youth aged 12-18 are invited to join us at BRAHM every second Saturday from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm this winter and spring for directed studio time inspired by famous artists.

Registration Required

Alla Prima Portraits, using the Zorn Palette at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Three-day intensive workshop painting from life using Anders Zorn’s limited palette. Painting from the live model, using White, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Medium and Ivory Black.

$399

Animal Birthday Party at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Head to Grandfather to celebrate the birthdays of our resident animals with games, contests, crafts and surprises. The park’s wildlife habitat staff hosts a fun-filled afternoon for guests, as well as programs to celebrate the park’s furry and feathered inhabitants.

Grandfather by Night: Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites.

Pat Cheshire at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Pat is a photographer who loves the out-of-doors and is passionate about preserving history through pictures.  Pat’s interest in photography started in high school and eventually he developed and printed his own work. 

Free Entry

Amalia Yosefa at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Like so many of us, Amalia is inspired by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, Amalia translates that inspiration into beautiful oil, acrylic and watercolor art, calling upon her lifelong passion for the subtleties of light and nature.

Free Entry

BRAHM 2024 Summer Luncheon with Susanna Salk

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Save the date! BRAHM's Summer Luncheon is set for June 21st, 2024 with guest speaker Susanna Salk. A renowned design author, Salk also hosts an acclaimed video series, "At Home With" via her Youtube channel. 

$125.00

Theresa Gloster at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Theresa is a storyteller. She tells stories of her childhood and of the world around her using oil and acrylic on canvas, tin, and even once an ironing board.

Free Entry

Pat Miller at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Come enjoy Pat’s free-form designs including memory quilts and wall hangings made from t-shirts, men’s shirts and even dog costumes. Pat is at Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock from June 24 through June 30.

Free Entry

Meet the Author: Katherine Snow Smith at Blowing Rock Community Library

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Meet the Author- Katherine Snow Smith, Stepping on a Blender.  Smith presents her novel and shares how she writes with humor about forging an unexpected path, parenting, dating, reporting, aging, loss and  launching the next act in a full life.

Free

Grandfather by Night: Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites.

Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening

Bolick and Traditions Pottery 4443 Bolick Rd, Lenoir, NC

Annual event at the Bolick & Traditions Pottery studio, about 4 miles south of their gallery shop on Main Street in Blowing Rock. Be present at 10 am to watch them unload the groundhog-style wood kiln. Wood-fired items are highly collectible!

free

Earl Davis at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Earl’s “impressionistic realism” style of oil painting explores the effect of light on scenes in nature, often memorable landscapes from hiking vacations in national parks, woodlands and local scenes.

Free Entry

Thomas Rowell at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Thomas could be photographing a park ranger in Misiones, Argentina, or setting a camera trap to capture elusive species such as an ocelot.  Each day brings new excitement and challenge.

Free Entry

Artist Showcase Series at The Turchin Center

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 423 West King St, Boone, NC, United States

As we celebrate AASF’s 40th anniversary, this series will offer behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free

Summer Exhibition Celebration at The Turchin Center

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 423 West King St, Boone, NC, United States

Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere as you explore current exhibitions, delve into the realm of contemporary visual arts, and mingle with fellow art enthusiasts.

Free

Rosen-Schaffel Competition at Rosen Concert Hall

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

The festival proudly presents the 13th annual Rosen-Schaffel Concerto Competition for Young & Emerging Artists, known for the pivotal role it has played in launching the careers of some of our region’s most promising young artists. 

Free

Ricky Evans at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

As an artist, Ricky just keeps adding media to his list of media:  pen, ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic and  photography.  Whether painting the quaint fishing village of Southport, home to his artist studio for 25 years, or photographing the history and beauty of his Blue Ridge mountain retreat, Ricky seeks to make connections through his work.

Free Entry

Bobbie Kelly at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

For Bobbie, there is no one medium. She does drawings, scratchboard, mixed media, pastels but watercolor is her first love. Bobbie’s topics are varied as well, but she loves to do pairs of paintings that have a common theme and resonate with viewers.

Free Entry

Artist Showcase Series: Canadian Brass at The Turchin Center

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 423 West King St, Boone, NC, United States

As we celebrate AASF’s 40th anniversary, this series will offer behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free

Brendan Slocumb at The Appalachian Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

Brendan Nicholaus Slocumb was raised in Fayetteville, NC, and holds a degree in music education (with concentrations in violin and viola) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Free

38th Rosen Sculpture Walk on ASU Campus

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

In honor of the competition’s 38th anniversary, we invite you to join sculptor Christopher Meyer, our competition juror, for an engaging outdoor tour of the ten sculptures chosen as finalists for this year’s event.

Free

Gina Marrale at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Gina’s watercolor and acrylics work is filled with color and joy.  A self-proclaimed colorist, Gina is drawn to old barns, churches, trucks and sees them through a joyful and colorful lens.

Free Entry

Artist Showcase Series: TCVA Faculty Biennial at The Turchin Center

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 423 West King St, Boone, NC, United States

As we celebrate AASF’s 40th anniversary, this series will offer behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free

BRAHM Gala

Grandview Ballroom 135 Jack Branch Drive, Boone, NC

BRAHM's Annual Gala is returning, taking place at Appalachian State University's beautiful Grand View Ballroom. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing, as well as both silent and live auctions to strengthen BRAHM's impactful exhibitions and educational programs.  

Lonnie Webster at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Whether it’s the beautiful places he has traveled to, or right here at home in western North Carolina, Lonnie has captured amazing vistas, wonderful architecture and distinctive faces across the world. 

Free Entry

Artist Showcase Series: Paul Taylor Dance Company at The Turchin Center

Turchin Center for Visual Arts 423 West King St., Boone, NC

As we celebrate AASF’s 40th anniversary, this series will offer behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free