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Exhibit: Crafted Modern – The Collection of Rob Williams

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

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.

Free Entry

Exhibition: Lee Hall – Immediate Landscapes

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

This exhibition brings together a range of Hall’s compositions and begs the question, “What constitutes a landscape?” Moreover, why is landscape as a concept and signifier so persistent across the visual cultures of the past and present? In the case of Hall’s paintings and collages, the artist uses broad swaths of color to build her compositions which are at once visually dense while also flattening the dynamic vistas she interpreted.

Free Entry

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

“A Tapestry of Our Roots” at BRAHM

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

Join us for a special discussion of the exhibition A Tapestry of Our Roots with representatives from Q’Pasa Appalachia and Immigrant Connection of the High Country.

Registration Required

Studio Saturdays 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. Explore new styles and processes for making art. Meet new friends and express your creative side.

Registration Required

Studio Workshop: Papier Mache at BRAHM

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

This workshop is designed for artists to create their own personal papier mache animal, vessel, or object. Artists will study the properties of the medium, and learn helpful tips and tricks.

$75

Pulp & Bind Artist Roundtable at BRAHM

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

Head to BRAHM for a roundtable discussion with three artists featured in our exhibition, Pulp & Bind: Paper & Book in Southern Appalachia.

Lela Arruza, Rosa Dargon-Powers, and Georgia Deal will share their artistic practice with us and explore their approach to the medium of paper.

Registration Required

Art is Life: Frank Lee Craig, the Bauhaus, and I at BRAHM

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

Dr. Margret Kentgens-Craig will talk about Frank Lee Craig, one of the featured artists in the exhibition Pulp & Bind, who was also an architect, musician, and writer.

Registration Required

Studio Workshop: Collage Night at BRAHM

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

Learn to create your own painted paper collages inspired by North Carolina artist and educator, Lee Hall. Students will draw inspiration from Hall’s landscape and architecture collages, and apply these references to their own collages using a variety of materials and techniques.

$50

The Lost Frescoes of Ben Long at BRAHM

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

Join Jim Walters as he takes you on his journey around NC and discusses 19 major frescoes in the state. He will cover how fresco painting began as the “poor person’s Bible” and examine the life and career of NC fresco artist Ben Long.

$8

Modern Alchemy of the Heart at The Art of Living Retreat Center

Art of Living Retreat Center 639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC

Do you feel continually pulled in multiple directions, often distracted from your inner calling? 

Are you longing to reconnect to your inner wisdom and rise as the sacred self-leader of your most authentic and joyful life?

Recurring

High Country Watermedia Society Meeting

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff 374 Industrial Park Dr., Boone, NC, United States

Meet HCWS members, and view a demonstration by a well known artist. Guest may attend one meeting free of charge. After that you are welcome to join. 

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

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.

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

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

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.