The Bob Timberlake exhibit, of the Blowing Rock Art and History
Museum’s popular “North Carolina Treasures” show, is winding down at the end of this month, with the
museum honoring the occasion in a big way.
Following the downtown Blowing Rock Christmas parade on Saturday, Nov. 24, BRAHM is hosting Timberlake for a special book signing of his latest book, “Life’s Lessons: Lines of Wisdom from a Faithful Stream,” which he co-authored with friend and former U.S. Ambassador Mark Erwin.
Lexington native Timberlake, who turns 75 this year, is one of North Carolina’s most recognized and successful living artists. He devoted himself to painting in 1969 after receiving encouragement from celebrated American artist Andrew Wyeth.
Since Timberlake’s first exhibition in Winston-Salem in 1970, he has been featured in galleries in North Carolina, New York, Washington, D.C., Germany and Japan. “North Carolina Treasures” features a selection of his original works that represent his career, along with memorabilia and personal items that illustrate his interests and inspiration. Timberlake’s retrospective moves to Lexington in December.
In addition to a final opportunity for visitors to see Timberlake’s work at BRAHM, the artist himself will be available to sign copies of his latest book from 3 to 5 p.m. that Saturday.
“Life’s Lessons” is a compilation of Timberlake and Erwin’s favorite quotations from a diverse range of people who influenced their lives, as well as some of their own words of wisdom.
“Mr. Ambassador Erwin and Mr. Timberlake requested from the start a beautiful book that would pair their often humorous, always inspiring sayings and stories, which they have written and collected over the years, with Mr. Timberlake’s luminous paintings,” said Nathan Moehlmann, the book designer and publisher, of Goosepen Studio & Press, in Conover. “‘Life’s Lessons’ … is a book to keep near, to read again and cherish.”
The Max Woody and Glenn Bolick components of “North Carolina Treasures” will remain on display for museum visitors to see, and a new attraction, paintings from the 2012 traveling exhibit of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, will be unveiled Nov. 29.
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is located at 159 Chestnut St. in downtown Blowing Rock. For more information, call (828) 295-9099 or visit http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org.