BRAHM hosts concert, workshops
As summer approaches, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is in full bloom, offering a variety of activities for residents, visitors and all those in between.
Chamber music concert
The Fire Pink Trio, named after the North Carolina wildflower that grows in the mountains in the late spring, will treat guests to a chamber music concert at BRAHM on May 27 at 5:30 p.m. The group, which formally came together in 2008, features Debra Reuter-Pivetta on flute, Sheila Browne on viola and former Blowing Rock resident Jacquelyn Bartlett on harp. Performing music from Romantic to Contemporary, Latin and Jazz, Fire Pink Trio brings energy, elegance, style and virtuosity to the stage. Admission to the concert is $20; light refreshments will follow.
BRAHM Annual Members’ Appreciation Day Scheduled
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will hold its first Members’ Appreciation Meeting at its new facility on Sunday, June 3, at 5 p.m. The meeting, always held on the first Sunday in June, allows members who are not involved in the museum’s day-to-day operations a chance to hear updates on membership, vote on new board members and learn about upcoming events as the summer season kicks into high gear. All members are encouraged to attend; refreshments will be served following the meeting. For more information, call (828) 295-9099, extension 3001.
Summer Camps & Workshop
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is offering camps and workshops for all ages and skill levels this summer. Each camp will be structured for specific age groups and taught by an exceptional teacher who will provide high-quality instruction. Camp themes include “Around the World” June 4-8, “Fly High with Imagination” June 11-15, “The ‘Grand’ Club” for children and their grandparents June 27-29, “Illustrate Your World” June 18-22, “History Hipsters” July 9-13, “Brilliant at BRAHM” July 16-20 and “Urban Art and Graffiti” July 23-27. Limited scholarships are available. Everyone who registers for a youth camp by May 31 will be registered to win four-day passes to Tweetsie Railroad.
Adult workshops include “Digital Photography” with Lonnie Webster (each Tuesday in June, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm), “En Plein Air” with Susan Powers (June 25 to 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), “Oil Painting with a Master” with Tom Badger (Aug. 13 to 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), “Connecting with your Inner Muse” with Judi Russell (Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and “Watercolor Techniques” with Wes Waugh (Oct. 11 to 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
For more information on camps and workshops, visit http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org or contact Virginia Falck at (828) 295-9099, extension 3006, or (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BRAHM and Appalachian Lifelong Learning present two upcoming lectures.
ASU biology professor Dr. Gary Walker will discuss “The History of Botanical Exploration of the Southern Appalachians” on Thursday, June 14, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and ASU professor of music and saxophonist Todd Wright will discuss “Jazz” on Sunday, July 22, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
All lectures are free for Appalachian Lifelong Learning students and $5 for the general public (both members and non-members). For more information, contact Virginia Falck at (828) 295-9099, extension 3006, or (email@example.com)