BRAHM to celebrate artist’s birthday, exhibit

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Article Published: Mar. 22, 2012 | Modified: Mar. 25, 2012
BRAHM to celebrate artist’s birthday, exhibit

Elliott and Joe Dulaney, grandsons of Elliott Daingerfield, stand by ‘High Noon,’ a painting that features their grandmother, Anna, with their mother Gwendoline and aunt Marjorie as children on the grounds of their Blowing Rock summer home, ‘Westglow.’ The Dulaney brothers were instrumental in the construction of the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, as well as the success of its inaugural exhibit.

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On Saturday, March 24, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will celebrate both the 153rd birthday of artist Elliott Daingerfield and the culmination of its inaugural exhibit dedicated to him.

Admission will be free from 2 to 4 p.m., and the event will include refreshments, a special tour of the exhibit, door prizes and a children’s activity inspired by the artist’s animal sketches.

Since “Elliott Daingerfield: Art and Life in North Carolina” opened Oct. 1, nearly 3,700 visitors from 36 states and three countries have toured the exhibit. It has received regional and national attention, being featured in travel blogs, such as The Southern Cosmopolitan and the respected quarterly magazine, American Art Review. Saturday’s event will mark the exhibit’s successes, as well as pay appropriate tribute to the Daingerfield family’s deep roots in Blowing Rock.

“Blowing Rock was special to Elliott Daingerfield,” BRAHM executive director Joann Mitchell said. “He came here to find health and inspiration, and the town became very dear to both him and his family.

It has been a great honor for the museum to be able to commemorate Daingerfield’s life here and the continued presence of his grandsons, Joe and Elliott, who have worked so diligently to ensure that their grandfather’s spirit lives on.”

The last day to see the exhibit in full is Friday, March 30. Over the next two weeks, the museum will be hosting a number of traveling groups and museums from across the region. An abbreviated version of the exhibit will travel to the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington from May 25 through Aug. 19.

For more information about the celebration, call (828) 295-9099, extension 3001, or email (ethan@blowingrockmuseum.org) The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; and closed on Monday.

For more information, visit http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org or call (828) 295-9099.

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