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Exhibit: Two Headed Diver at BRAHM

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

Two Headed Diver: Lynne Hobaica and Rickie Barnett is an exhibition in three entangled parts, featuring the individual yet mutually-informed studio practices of Lynne Hobaica, Rickie Barnett, and their collaborative work under the moniker “Two Headed Diver.”

Free Entry

Exhibit: Alex Hallmark in Four Seasons at BRAHM

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

Alexander Hallmark (1949–2021) was an artist and longtime resident of Blowing Rock. Deeply embedded in this community, his career in the studio, though developed later in life, produced many of the works of public art that serve as visual anchors throughout this village and the wider High Country.

Free Entry

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.  

Plein Air Basics at BRAHM

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

Monday, July 22, Tuesday, July 23, and Wednesday, July 24, 2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Each Day)

This is a 3-day outdoor painting workshop in the beautiful Blowing Rock, North Carolina, area.

$349

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

Plein Air Painting With Intention at BRAHM

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

Thursday, July 25, Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27, 2024

9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Each Day)

This is a 3-day outdoor painting workshop in the beautiful Blowing Rock, North Carolina, area.

$349

Richard Louv at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Richard Louv is a journalist and author of 10 books, including “Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives – and Save Theirs,” “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” and “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age.”

$25 – $60

Jack Hamrick at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

As a local artist, Jack enjoys capturing the rare beauty of Appalachia, often right outside his cabin door.  His favorite paintings are brightly pigmented landscapes filled with the light and character of places he frequents. 

Free Entry

JoAnn Pippin at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

JoAnn knows watercolor. She’s been enthusiastically painting watercolors for over 25 years. Her major inspiration comes from scenes she’s photographed during many trips across the US.

Free Entry

Blue Ridge Fiber Guild at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

The Blue Ridge Fiber Guild is a multi-talented group of High County residents who share an interest in fiber arts.  Each member specializes in using fibers to produce original functional and decorative artworks.

Free Entry

Alysa Cantor at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Alysa primarily works in clay to produce decorative and functional pottery.  She has added a series of shadow boxes as form, with both clay and encaustic (hot liquid wax) as primary media to expand her work.

Free Entry
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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.

Scott Ballard at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Scott believes in original art. Ideally, everyone would have access to such art in and for their homes. The landscape of the High Country is a wonderful muse.

Free Entry

Randi Robeson at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Randi’s love of horticulture and botany has informed her still life paintings and in oil painting, she found the medium to capture all the things she loves.

Free Entry

Brad Gates at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Brad is a self-taught pointillist artist who is a full-time High-Country resident. Pointillism is an art form where thousands of small brushstrokes or pen marks present composed images when viewed from afar.

Free Entry

Lee Harper at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Lee has been a painter almost as long as she’s been a dancer. Lee’s oil paintings reflect “dancing on the canvas” and are full of motion and heavily pigmented color, brimming with vibrant energy. 

Free Entry

Plein Air Festival

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

The Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival is a four-day, open enrollment plein air painting event. It takes place in the beautiful mountainous area surrounding the town of Blowing Rock in western North Carolina, from Tuesday, August 20th, to Saturday, August 24th, 2024. 

Jim Magruder at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

im captures unique and engaging images of the landscape, culture, and people of our region. He scours mountains, woods and towns hunting for scenes that reveal the beauty, wonder and sometimes the pathos of the area and its inhabitants.

Free Entry

Sue Wilders at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Sue paints what she knows and what she sees but very much considers herself a work in progress. Sue studied Japanese and Chinese art for five years and was artist in residence for 17 years at the Morikami Japanese Museum in Delray Beach Florida.

Free Entry

Hawk Watch at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of fall raptor migration.

Lucas Hundley at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Function, beauty, feeling and fun drive Lucas’s work.   His hope is that the energy he invests in every piece flows to the users and enriches their lives. 

Free Entry

Crystal Hurt at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Crystal is a watercolor artist from the mountains of North Carolina. Crystal fills/paints her “shadowboxes” and other paintings with small commonplace living things, particularly those provided by an incredibly diverse Blue Ridge Mountains environment.

Free Entry

Junior Naturalist Day at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Junior Naturalist Program activities throughout the day will be provided specifically for children ages 5-12, but all ages are welcome!

Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Embrace your nocturnal side at Grandfather Mountain through Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight, the park’s after-hours program where guests enjoy rare after-dark tours, fireside tales and a chance to meet the park’s nighttime residents.

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Fall Color Ramble at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

From October 5 through 13, guests enjoy short, guided nature walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. The Fall Color Rambles take place daily, weather permitting, and are included in your admission ticket.

Beary Scary Halloween at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Visit Grandfather Mountain for a day of nature programs about animals that some consider creepy and crawly! This fun-filled celebration includes an opportunity to trick-or-treat on the mountain and then watch special Halloween enrichments be given to the animals. Included with admission.