Jerry Burns: Through the Lens
February 13, 2015 – April 25, 2015
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) is proud to present an exhibition on “Mr. Blowing Rock” himself, Jerry Burns. The exhibit, Jerry Burns: Through the Lens, is happening in collaboration with the Blowing Rock Historical Society. Nearly two-hundred photographs of the town and community will be on display, many of which were taken by Jerry during his time as editor of the Blowing Rocket. MORE >
Floating Sculpture: Bruce Barclay Cameron Duck Decoy Collection
April 4 – July 26, 2015
Bringing treasures from the coast to our mountains, this prestigious collection of duck decoys analyzes the careful craftsmanship involved in creating these beautiful sculptures, allowing them to stand alone as highly appreciated works of art. Organized by the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC. MORE >
Photo Credit: Anthony Elmer Crowell, Preening Black Duck, c. 1900-1915, Painted white pine. Photo courtesy of Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC.
Paintings by Louis Lundean
On loan from Joe Dulaney and Tat Hicks
March 27 – May 2, 2015
A collection of paintings and sketchbook drawings will be on display in the Community Meeting Room through early May. The artist, Louis Lundean, was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and raised in Wyoming. He casually admits he was born “crazy to draw,” and from his youth his devotion to horses has served him well. Without formal lessons and no professional models, he painted the people and animals on the lonely prairies, the romantic High Sierras and the stark deserts. After marrying Marjorie Daingerfield, a sculptor and daughter of the famous painter, Elliott Daingerfield, he spent most of his summer time in the south in Blowing Rock at their home and studio at Westglow. His work was known for having an extraordinary power to convey mood, motion, and character.
“In all his works is reflected a passion for his native land. There is no European influence; it is strictly America.”
- From The Adventurer Bulletin, March 1956