Starry, Starry Night In Blowing Rock Capped By “All That Jazz”

Starry, Starry Night In Blowing Rock Capped By “All That Jazz”
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By David Rogers. August 13, 2017. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Two days before the historic solar eclipse, Blowing Rock will experience another celestial event: “A Starry Night At BRAHM.”

The 7-headed Moveable Feast portion of Blowing Rock Art & History Museum’s “A Starry Night At BRAHM” is almost fully booked, Blowing Rock News learned over the weekend, but arguably the marquee event of the evening that ties a celebration of the arts together — All That Jazz — still has tickets available.

All That Jazz is on the evening card from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Saturday, August 19th, at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum.

BRAHM brings an important worldview of humanity that needs to be supported.

“Starry Night is one of our two main fundraisers of the year,” BRAHM Executive Director Lee Carol Giduz noted to Blowing Rock News on Monday. “So financially, this is a big event for us.

“But the success of this event is really only made possible by the generosity of the hosts for our dinner portion of the event, the Moveable Feast,” Giduz added. “These are fancy dinners and the cost of hosting could well run into the thousands of dollars, each.  So for those hosts to welcome people into their homes, bear the costs of the dinners, and all for the privilege of allowing all of their guests’ money to flow through to the museum….well that is just so generous, so gracious, and so amazing.  Ultimately, of course, it reflects each host’s commitment to the arts in the High Country, and to BRAHM’s role in infusing an appreciation of the arts, history and culture into the community.  We are so thankful to all of the hosts and the many volunteers who have helped make this fun event possible.”

The Arts in the High Country are a many-splendored thing and BRAHM’s opening in October 2011 has been an important, even crucial addition to the area’s appreciation and celebration of the region’s creative professionals and history.  From art to artisans, as well as valuable historical exhibits and priceless learning opportunities for young people, the museum leadership and staff have taken a comprehensive approach to celebrating humankind’s imagination, with multi-dimensional exhibits, programs and workshops.  Even while focusing primarily on regional artistic accomplishments, BRAHM brings an important worldview of humanity that needs to be supported.

Understandably, “A Starry Night At BRAHM” garnered a lot of support from the area’s art aficionados.  The seven private group dinners are hosted by:

  • Bo Henderson, Ed Springs, Lou Gottlieb and Gloria Lipson
  • Debbie and James Covington, Joe Coyne and Chris Albertson
  • Cindy & Cobb Milner/Gideon Ridge
  • Leigh and Billy Giles
  • Joe and Virginia Dulaney, Pat Mauldin and Ed Kelly
  • Brent Moore and Tim Gupton
  • Mary Bost and Michael Gray

BRAHM leadership and staff have taken a comprehensive approach to celebrating humankind’s collective imagination.

Like Saturday’s Moveable Feast, the sister event All That Jazz is an opportunity for Blowing Rock residents and visitors to show some of that support and have a good bit of fun at the same time.  Delightful cocktails, scrumptious desserts, and smooth tunes may be the evening’s lubrication, but the opportunity to hobnob with friends or meet others anew of a similar appreciation of art and history may only rarely be matched in the High Country.

Tickets for All That Jazz are available at the museum. Call 828-295-9099, or email visitbrahm@gmail.com.  A part of the $75 donation to attend is tax deductible. Recommended dress for the evening is listed as “Cocktail Attire”.

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