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Originally published: 2012-06-15 09:58:34
Last modified: 2012-06-15 09:58:34

Artist to speak at BRAHM June 21

Artist and folk art collector Barry Huffman will give this month’s Third Thursday lecture at 4 p.m. on June 21 at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.

Huffman and her husband, Allen, have been passionate collectors since they began accumulating Catawba Valley pottery in 1977. 

Today, they focus on whimsical and idiosyncratic folk artists from across the Southeast. 

BRAHM currently features several pieces from the Huffmans’ collection in its current exhibit, “Curious Collections: An Exhibit Celebrating the Passion of Collecting.” 

Huffman will also talk about her experience with collecting in the exhibit’s introductory video, which can be viewed in the museum’s small theater. 

“Barry is a knowledgeable spokesperson for collectors of all kinds,” BRAHM Executive Director Joann Mitchell said. “Her enthusiasm for the art she collects and the artists who create it is exactly what we tried to capture in our exhibit. Throughout her journey, she has gathered many interesting stories, as well as phenomenal art, and we hope collectors of all kinds come to hear about them.”

Third Thursday lectures are open to the public. Admission is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. BRAHM is located at 159 Chestnut St. in downtown Blowing Rock. For more information, contact Programs Coordinator Virginia Falck at (828) 295-9099, extension 3006, or (  
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