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Sculptor to give May Third Thursday Lecture at BRAHM

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Article Published: May. 17, 2012 | Modified: May. 18, 2012
Sculptor to give May Third Thursday Lecture at BRAHM

Sculpture Bob Trotman, who will host BRAHM’s Third Thursday Lecture this month, is known for his eccentric wood sculptures, such as ‘Kaitlin.’ To see more of his work, visit www.bobtrotman.com.

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Sculptor Bob Trotman, known for his eccentric figures carved out of wood, will give the May Third Thursday lecture at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum at 4 p.m. on May 17.

The North Carolina native is a mostly self-taught artist who began his career as a furniture maker, but turned to art after a teacher at the Penland School of Crafts declared him to be “a sculptor” after viewing his first piece.

Transformed, Trotman gave up furniture at that moment to pursue his new art, which he has created in his Western North Carolina studio for the past 35 years.

Trotman’s work can be found in the permanent collections of museums across the East Coast, including the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Art, the Museum of Art and Design in New York and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Two of his pieces, a sculpture called “The Big Sweat” and a “Amor Vincit Omnia” (Love Conquers All), are included in BRAHM’s current exhibit “Curious Collections: An Exhibit Celebrating the Passion of Collecting.” Both pieces are on loan from Winston-Salem collectors Bill and Judy Watson, who met Trotman through their connections with Penland.

Third Thursday lectures are open to the public; admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. For more information, contact programs coordinator Virginia Falck at (828) 295-9099, extension 3006, or (virginia@blowingrockmuseum.org)



Lifelong Learning

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum and Appalachian Lifelong Learning program will offer two lectures at the museum this summer.

The lectures are “The History of Botanical Exploration of the Southern Appalachians” with ASU biology professor Gary Walker from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14; and “Jazz” with ASU professor of music and saxophonist Todd Wright from 3 until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 22.

For more information, contact programs coordinator Virginia Falck at (828) 295-9099, extension 3006, or (virginia@blowingrockmuseum.org)

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