Join us as we paint inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s “Branches with Almond Blossom" in a relaxed atmosphere.
Each participant goes home with a finished work of art inspired by a famous work. All materials, including canvasses, acrylic paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Our trained instructor will lead you step by step.
Online ticket purchase is required in advance of the event. There is limited seating available, so register today!
Please Note: Limited seating available. An 80% refund will be issued if the participant cancels one week prior to the event. For cancellations made less than one week prior to the event, BRAHM will issue a refund IF the museum is able to fill the vacated spot.
Participants must be over 21 years of age, with valid ID in order to drink alcoholic beverages. Participants under 18 are welcome with an adult.
This workshop has limited tickets to ensure social distancing. Everyone will have their own table to work at, with plenty of space in between. People who share the same house may work at the same table. Masks are required.
Artsplosure is a two-day event featuring an Art Market of approximately 175 juried visual artists from across the United States showcasing works in ceramics, glass, fiber art, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, wood and more. Browse the eclectic Art Market, watch live music performances on the main stage from emerging national and regional artists, bring the kids to enjoy free arts and crafts at Kidsplosure, and experience one-of-a-kind art installations on display throughout downtown Raleigh.
Saturday, October 9: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 10: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Set in the run-up and aftermath of the 2016 election, Pop brings the Canard County trilogy to a close as Dawn, the young narrator of Gipe’s first novel, Trampoline, is now the mother of the seventeen-year-old Nicolette. Whereas Dawn has become increasingly agoraphobic as the internet persuades her the world is descending into chaos, Nicolette narrates an Appalachia where young people start businesses rooted in local food culture and work to build community. But Nicolette’s precocious rise in the regional culinary scene is interrupted when her policeman cousin violently assaults her, setting in motion a chain of events that threaten to destroy the family—and Canard County in the process.
In the tradition of Gipe’s first two novels, Pop’s Appalachia is full of clear-eyed, caring, creative, and complicated people struggling to hang on to what is best about their world and reject what is not. Their adventures reflect an Appalachia that is overrun by outside commentators looking for stories to tell about the region—sometimes positive, sometimes negative, but almost always oversimplified.
About the Author - Robert Gipe lives and works in Harlan County, Kentucky. Pop is his third Ohio University Press novel. His first, Trampoline, won the 2016 Weatherford Award for Appalachian novel of the year. His second novel, Weedeater, was a Weatherford finalist. For the past thirty years, he has worked in arts-based organizing and is the founding co-producer of the Higher Ground community performance series. He has contributed to numerous journals and anthologies, is a playwright, and is currently a script consultant on a forthcoming television show based on Beth Macy’s Dopesick. Author photo by Amelia Kirby.
Take a long look at Reynolda’s collection of American art and The Voyage of Life in recognition of Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month and National Eye Exam Month. Inspired by the trending practice of slow looking, guests will enjoy structured visual inquiry activities to engage with multiple mediums by different artists.
Visitors may register for any time slot and arrive between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or register at the front desk (timed admission not required). Advance registration is encouraged.