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Originally published: 2012-08-09 11:17:49
Last modified: 2012-08-09 11:17:49

BRAHM exhibit to feature three artisans

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will open its new exhibit, “North Carolina Treasures: A Painter, A Potter and a Rocking Chairmaker,” with a preview reception at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10. 

The exhibit celebrates the work and lives of three of North Carolina artisans:  painter Bob Timberlake, potter Glenn Bolick and seventh-generation chair maker Max Woody. 

Visitors to the exhibit will see examples of the artists’ fine work that spans their long careers, as well as memorabilia, tools, photographs and other belongings that tell the stories of their lives. 

 “We are delighted to have these three exceptional North Carolinians in this exhibit,” said BRAHM Executive Director Joann Mitchell. “Each of them has created a lasting legacy with their work, and we are glad that we are able to share that with our visitors.” 

 Admission to the preview party is $30 and includes a sneak peek at the exhibit, a chance to meet the artists and light refreshments. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling (828) 295-9099, extension 3001, or at the door. 

The exhibit will open to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. 

General admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 and older, students and active military.
 The museum, located at 159 Chestnut St. at the corner of Chestnut and Main, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday (closed on Mondays). 

For more information, visit or call (828) 295-9099. 

Upcoming events

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum has three final opportunities to artists of all levels to brush up on their skills.

Tom Badger will teach a three-day painting course beginning Monday, Aug. 13 (Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.); Judi Russell will lead a “Connecting with Your Inner Muse” workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18; and Wes Waugh will teach “Watercolor Techniques” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11-13. For more information on any of these classes or to register, visit or call (828) 295-9099, extension 3001.

Sculptor Bill Brown has been creating sculptures for nearly 35 years, and on Aug. 16, he will share his insight and experiences with guests at this month’s Third Thursday lecture (4 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room). 

 Third Thursday lectures are open to the public; admission is free for BRAHM members and $5 for nonmembers. Light refreshments will be served following the program.
For more information and stories, see The Blowing Rocket.

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