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‘Voice of the Tar Heels’ and more at BRAHM



Article Published: Feb. 2, 2012 | Modified: Feb. 16, 2012
‘Voice of the Tar Heels’ and more at BRAHM

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum has a full slate of activities this season.

Photo by Kellen Moore



A few tickets are still available to see the “Voice of the Tar Heels” Woody Durham speak at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum on Feb. 16.

Durham will share some of his “Stories Along the Way,” accumulated during his 40-year tenure as the play-by-play radio announcer for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.

Admission to the event is $20, which includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks and Durham’s talk. Raffle tickets for a UNC goody basket will be available. Seating is limited; individuals interested in reserving a seat may call (828) 295-9099, ext. 3001 (prepayment required).

The event is being partially underwritten by the di Santi Watson Capua & Wilson law firm; Adam Hill, DDS; Jim Tanner; Mix 102.3 WECR-FM; and a friend of the museum.



Museum tours offered on weekends

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum now offers special guided tours of its three exhibits on the weekends. The tours, which will be led by gallery guides at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and at 2 p.m.

Sundays, are available at no additional cost (general admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children 5 and older and students). For more information, contact the BRAHM front desk at (828) 295-9099, ext. 3001, or visit http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org.



Snow-Day Camps

In addition to its “School’s Out!” mini-camps, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum now offers Snow Day Camps from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on days Watauga County schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Camps will be announced on the BRAHM website ( http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org) once Watauga County schools are cancelled.

Each camp will offer 20 openings on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents must call the museum Education Office once camps have been announced to reserve a spot. Camps will be facilitated by two adults and one volunteer from Appalachian State University and will include educational art and history activities, as well as time for outdoor recreation, if possible (children should bring appropriate outer layers).

Cost for each camp is $30 per child for the general public and $25 for members. All materials and an afternoon snack are provided (children should bring a packed lunch). For more information or to register, contact Virginia at (828) 295-9099, ext. 3006, or (virginia@blowingrockmuseum.org)



BRAHM Art Club begins Feb. 4

Beginning in February, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum and the Appalachian State University Art Education program will offer a Saturday Art Club in the museum’s Education Center for children ages 8 to 14. Inspired by the Scottish art program “Room 13,” the Art Club will encourage the young participants to utilize a variety of mediums to create art that has meaning to them.

The Saturday sessions, which will be run by ASU faculty and students, will be held every Saturday in February (4, 11, 18 and 25) from 10 a.m. until noon. The cost is $20 and preregistration is required.
For more information or to register, contact educational programs coordinator Virginia Falck at (828) 295-9099, ext. 3006, or (virginia@blowingrockmuseum.org) The required forms can be downloaded from the museum’s website ( http://www.blowingrockmusem.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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