August 4 – November 25, 2015
The Picture Man: Photographs by Paul Buchanan is curated by photographer Ann Hawthorne and features historic photographs by Paul Buchanan. While Buchanan did not consider himself an artist, his photographs of early people of Appalachia were taken with such precision and artistry that you may mistake them for being contemporary. Buchanan, better known as “Paul, the picture man,” took photographs in order to make a living. The 49 photographs on display were taken throughout his career as a photographer, between 1921 and 1951, and show the faces, stories, and personalities of people living in the mountains. Buchanan recorded the people of this place and this time, the way they wanted to be seen. A photo catalogue, edited by Ann Hawthorne and Bruce Morton, accompanies the exhibition.
Photo credit: Paul Buchanan. Untitled photograph, c. 1920 – 1950. Courtesy of Ann Hawthorne.
Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection
August 8 – November 2, 2015
Featuring thirty-eight Southern masterworks, Romantic Spirits will be on view at the museum from August 8 to November 2, 2015, and is generously loaned by The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection’s debut publication, Romantic Spirits, examines the core concepts of the romantic movement as it unfolded in fine art of the American South and, in particular, as borne out in these works in the collection’s holdings of seminal nineteenth century paintings.
Photo credit: William Charles Anthony Frerichs (1829-1905). Falls of Tamahaka, Cherokee County, North Carolina, after 1855. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
August 15 – November 14, 2015
Guest curated by local artist Bill Brown, Jr., BRAHM is proud to present its first sculpture retrospective, The Sculptors Voice. Visitors to the exhibit will experience different approaches to sculpture as a medium, explored and interpreted by artists across the southeast. Exhibiting artist include John Acorn, Rick Beck, Tinka Jordy, Hanna Jubran, and Corrina Sephora Mensoff.
Photo credit: Corrina Sephora Mensoff. The Walking Boat, 2003. Forged, fabricated, and painted copper. Courtesy of the artist.
Members of our local Brush & Palette Club are back to exhibit in the Community Gallery! Exhibiting artists include Shirley Story, Caron Baker Wike, Shirley Lee, Angela White, Jan Pennell, Vaun Healey, Sarah Akins, Norma Suddreth, Lynn Hennessee, Judy Green Prevost, Judy McNeill, Marti Kardol, Adaline Sauer, Toni Indicott, Jan Martin, Frances Buchanan, Susan Powers, Deone Roe, Irene Ridgeway, Carol Childers, Margaret Carter Martine, Sylvia Greene, Teresa Gloster, Virginia Sauer, Jo Moore, and Ann Welch. Works are for sale by the artists.
Unity with Diversity