Participants in this session will learn how to make a turkey wing broom. Cull processed hurl, separate the hurl into nine sections, tie sequentially into the shape of a wing, and fasten the handle using broom corn stalks. Included in this session also will be information about the history of broom making, the plant (sorghum vulgare), sources of both broom corn and twine, and other possible types or styles of brooms.
PLEASE NOTE: Limited seating available. An 80% refund will be issued if the participant cancels three weeks prior to the event. For cancellations made less than three weeks prior to the event, BRAHM will issue a refund IF the museum is able to fill the vacated spot.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Peter Werner has been a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild since 2008. He learned his craft 26 years ago, and often demonstrates at the Folk Art Center in Asheville. He has taught broom making throughout the Southeast as well as in California and Wisconsin. His brooms are featured in the Baker Center at the NC Arboretum, and the Folk Art Center and Guild craft Stores of the SHCG.
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.
Internationally renowned for its innovation, creativity and electrifying performances, The Philadelphia Dance Company and its superbly trained dancers carry forward a decades-long legacy of breaking barriers and building bridges across cultural divides — preserving predominantly African American traditions in dance. Described by Dance Magazine as “a miracle of skill and energy,” the nonprofit dance company, founded in 1970, was created to provide opportunities for black dancers, who were systematically denied entrance to many local dance schools. Now in its 50th season, PHILADANCO! continues to serve as a beacon of opportunity, inclusion and hope, representing people from widely diverse backgrounds and communities.
Engage deeper with the art and artists
Pre-show discussions at 7pm in Henry LaBrun Studio
The O'Keeffe Circle: Artist as Gallerist and Colle
The experimental paintings and drawings of Georgia O’Keeffe found their greatest early advocate in Alfred Stieglitz, the gallerist and photographer whom she married in 1924. Through Stieglitz, O’Keeffe was introduced to critics, collectors, and a collegial community of avant-garde painters with whom she showed her newest works. In time, several artists came to trust her to hang their shows at the galleries with the same careful, unerring eye that she brought to her own annual installation. In effect, O’Keeffe functioned as co-curator with the oracular Stieglitz, often moderating his enthusiasms with a dispassionate exactness.
Quoting extensively from her letters, this small, two-room exhibition will explore O’Keeffe as a gallerist in New York and as a collector in her New York apartments and residences in New Mexico. She was highly judicious in selecting the art that shared her home, claiming that “My home is simple, but I aim to make it simpler!”
The recent promised gift, O’Keeffe’s "Cedar Tree with Lavender Hills," 1937, will be joined by works by Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Calder, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, and others.
Reynolda House is grateful for the support of The Robert and Constance Emken Fund of the Winston-Salem Foundation
FREE ADMISSION Museum members, children 18 and under, students with valid ID, first responders, military personnel with ID, Employees of Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with valid ID (plus one guest)
Screening of Alex Prager’s (American b. 1979), Face in the Crowd, 2013, HD Digital Video, 11 minutes, 36 seconds
A part of our current exhibit, TRANSFORMATION: A Photography Exhibit.
All Screening Times:
Tuesday, June 1st - 6pm
Thursday, June 24th - 11AM
Thursday, July 8th, 5:30PM
Tuesday, July 20th, 5:30pm
Thursday, July 29th, 5:30pm
Thursday, August 12th - 11am
About the Exhibition:
The photographer is an artist who applies a lens to the world and the contemporary social order. TRANSFORMATION is a gathering of powerful and intriguing images that open stories of our times and portray a world undergoing transformation.
The exhibition will also explore the transformation of the photographic process. Photography as an artistic medium has been the beneficiary of changing technologies and new materials in the last quarter-century. The artist now has dramatic latitude in terms of scale and visual media. Photography is no longer just a pretty picture or a document. It can be many things at once, integrating many materials and media.