‘Exhibit Revisit’ at BRAHM this weekend

Article Published: Jan. 26, 2012 | Modified: Feb. 29, 2012
‘Exhibit Revisit’ at BRAHM this weekend

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will offer a respite from the cold this weekend as the town of Blowing Rock celebrates WinterFest 2012.

The weekend will also feature BRAHM’s “Exhibit Revisit,” a weekend-long display of items belonging to community members that complement the museum’s three current exhibits: “Elliott Daingerfield: Art and Life in North Carolina,” “The Blowing Rock: A Natural Draw” and “The Historic Hotels of Blowing Rock. “

“Our opening exhibits cover topics that are near and dear to the hearts of many in our community,” BRAHM executive director Joann Mitchell said. “Since the opening, a number of people have told us about items they have collected. We wanted to give people a chance to showcase their memorabilia as a way to encourage participation in and collaboration with the museum.”

One of the featured pieces is a mosaic created by Parkway School in Boone that celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The three-dimensional, lighted piece is a colorful addition to the Atrium Gallery, which addresses the theme of the opening exhibits, “What Draws You Here?” The mosaic joins a reproduction of a Blue Ridge Parkway land-use map and altimeter carried by R. Getty Browning as he walked the route that would become the scenic roadway.

The museum, which is located at the corner of Main and Chestnut streets, is open Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m.

General admission is $8 for adults; $5 for children 5 and older, students and the military; and $6 each for groups of 10 or more. Children younger than 5 and members receive free admission. For more information, call (828) 295-9099 ext. 3001 or email (info@blowingrockmuseum.org)

The mission of the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is to promote the visual arts, history and heritage of the mountains through educational programs, exhibitions and significant permanent collections. For more information, visit http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org or call (828) 295-9099.

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