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Sonia de los Santos: En Casa Con Sonia

Online Blowing Rock, NC

Virtual event. Join Sonia from home! Sing along to her beloved songs, learn about the stories that inspire her music, and get to know the work of some of her favorite artists. Available for viewing anytime between Sept. 29, 2021-Oct. 27, 2021. Part of the APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series.

Free, registration required.

The Hero in You with Ellis Paul

Online Blowing Rock, NC

Virtual Event: The Hero In You is folk singer Ellis Paul’s 17th album, which has inspired a children’s book with the mission to empower children everywhere and to educate their minds on America’s important influencers. Ellis sings about heroes such as Thomas Edison, Rosa Parks, Woody Guthrie, Rachel Carson, and Jackie Robinson in this 14-song […]

Free, registration required.

Glenis Redmond: Telling Stories Through Poetry

Online Blowing Rock, NC

Virtual event: In Telling Stories, Glenis shares her origin story. She reads poems connected to her Carolina heritage as she uplifts people and places. She also honors teachers who ignited her poetic fire when she was in middle school. In this session, Glenis makes the case that poetry can strengthen a student’s voice. Glenis urges […]

Free, registration required.

Scholars & Scones: Saving the Wild South

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

With her latest work, Saving the Wild South, veteran writer and storyteller Georgann Eubanks takes a leap into the world of botany to bring readers a deeper understanding of both the threats and most promising developments in the protection and restoration of our region's extraordinary biodiversity. Astute readers will find a connection in this new book […]

$8

Artists in Residence Begins

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

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Daily through Labor Day, new artists every Monday. Meet different High Country artists each week. Buy original art directly from artists- Art for every interest and budget. Located inside Historic Edgewood Cottage on Main St. one block south of Town Tavern.

Free

Personalities in Jazz: A North Carolina Connection

BRAHM 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us in celebrating June as African American Music Appreciation Month with a lecture from music historian and professor of Jazz Studies, Todd Wright. The program, Personalities in Jazz: A North Carolina Connection, will focus on the contributions of three genre-defining musicians who all hail from North Carolina: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone. This […]

$8

BRAHM: The Banjo from Africa to Appalachia

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

Image credit: The oldest known banjo, c. 1770-1777, from the Surinamese Creole culture. Owned by an enslaved person and collected by J. G. Stedman in the 1770s. Calabash gourd, sheepskin soundboard, wooden neck. Part of the collection at The Dutch: Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen. The modern banjo is an instrument commonly associated with the Appalachian […]

$8

Crafting with the Guild: Bamboo Native American-Style Flute

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

Create a small bamboo Native American-style flute using hand tools which will be provided. When the flutes are finished, we will spend time learning to play. Flutes have been used by many Tribal Nations as ceremonial and healing tools, with the oldest found wooden flutes being over 7,000 years old. No prior experience is needed […]

$110 – $125

BRAHM: Black and Blue: African Americans and the Blue Ridge Parkway

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

This program will focus on the history of African Americans and the Blue Ridge Parkway, from the landowners who had to sell their land for the parkway to be built, to people that worked on the construction, segregated rest areas, all the way up to today. Our guest speakers include researcher Rebecca Branson Jones, historian […]

$8

Crafting with the Guild: The Joy of Painting on Silk

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

Indulge your creativity while learning the ancient art of silk painting.  Joanna White takes you on an inspired adventure to design your own silk scarf masterpieces.  Perfect for both seasoned fiber artists and those newly discovering their creative self.  No previous experience necessary. Teens and adults welcome. All materials included for students to create 2 […]

$125 – $140

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! Face Jugs, Hand sculpted items, Mugs, Swirl Vases, Candlestick, Teapots & more. Enjoy live […]

free

BRAHM: John Beerman and Liza Roberts in Conversation

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

Join BRAHM for a conversation between artist John Beerman and author and journalist Liza Roberts. Discussing his painting practice and his works currently on view at the museum, this program will illuminate the artist's meditative painting process and his exacting approach to depicting landscapes. An exhibition of Beerman's work, Imminent Perils: To Wonder at Trifles […]

Movies at the Museum – Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture present Resilience

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

After the film, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and the NC Association of County Commissioners will hold a panel discussion about the film and the importance of resilience strategies for our communities. Website

$8

BRAHM: Creating ‘Jessie’ with Cantey Tanner and Shelley Crisp

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

Image credit: 'Jessie in front of the Blowing Rock Library.' Courtesy of Cantey Tanner. The presentation will be about the creation of the life size ‘Jessie’ sculpture in front of the Blowing Rock Community Library. Cantey will demonstrate the process of sculpting, molding and casting this sculpture and describe the what led her to become […]

$8

BRAHM: In the Spotlight

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

Image credit: Glenda McDowell, Deacon of the All Souls Cathedral Asheville, NC. Photo by Carrie Turner, 2022. In the Spotlight: How Older Adults in Western North Carolina Serve their Communities Join us to celebrate the stories of service from people who are 50+ in our community. We will meet in the Museum’s main lobby at […]

Free

BRAHM: App State Presents

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

App State Presents: Examining the ecological impacts of the Civil War and how scholars write history Join App State’s Judkin Browning and Tim Silver for an enlightening discussion about their new book, An Environmental History of the Civil War — a fresh look at the most written about event in American history. Browning and Silver […]

Free

Appalachian Summer Festival: Meet the Film Curator: Featuring Dale Pollock, curator for the Weicholz Global Film Series

Turchin Center Lecture Hall 423 West King Street, Blowing Rock, NC

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming  that offers a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Dale Pollock is a renowned film critic, movie producer and film professor who served as Dean and taught in the celebrated film school at UNC School of the Arts, where he is now […]

Free

BRAHM: Memory Painting: The Art of Theresa Gloster

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

Image Credit: Theresa Gloster. Photography by Bryan Reagan for Walter Magazine. 2019 Join us for a talk with storyteller and painter, Theresa Gloster. Theresa was selected to be one of South Arts Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellows for 2021. The fellowship recognizes master folk and traditional artists from Appalachian Regional Commission counties in […]

$8

Appalachian Summer Festival: A Central Visual Heritage of the Holocaust: The Wehrmacht and Anti-Jews Propaganda with Dr. Daniel Uziel

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall 423 West King Street, Boone, NC

PK camera team shooting in an unknown ghetto, c. 1941 (Image courtesy of Yad Vashem)​ The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming  that offers a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Most of the visual documentation of WWII, from the German side, originates from the […]

Free
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Mystery Hill: Tales at the Hill

Mystery Hill 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us at the Dougherty House at Mystery Hill every Friday for Tales at the Hill! Enjoy Jack Tales and traditional Appalachian stories passed down from generations told by storytellers. Most of these events will feature live music and an actual historian, Professor Carson. Professor Carson and the Storytellers here at Mystery Hill share tales […]

Free with admission

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Public Guided Tour at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Mueseum Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC

BRAHM's free guided tours for the public are the best way to learn more about the artworks currently on view at the museum. Tours are led by docents, a team of dedicated volunteers who have studied BRAHM's exhibitions and are trained to give tours to any and all museum visitors. Docents are the ambassadors to […]

Free

BRAHM: F.A.R.M. Cafe: A Decade of Dedication

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

Image credit: F.A.R.M. means family. Photograph by Ashley Warren, 2018. Join us for the world premiere of a documentary celebrating the first 10 years of F.A.R.M. Cafe. The film will be followed by a discussion of F.A.R.M. Cafe's impact on the High Country over the past decade. We will be joined by the film's director […]

$8
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Storytime at the Blowing Rock Community Library

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

The Blowing Rock Community Library offers Storytime every Friday at 11a.m. Volunteers read to children aged 0-7 and their parents. This event is free and open to the public. Call (828) 295-7000 for more information. Website

Free