Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Julia Grace May Presents Art of the Month

Currently BRAC has 16 paintings by different artists on display at the Ashe County Public Library’s upstairs gallery.  Everyone is invited to view the paintings that include many different styles such as  landscapes, still lifes and pet portraits that will be on display until April 9, 2015.  

The Blue Ridge Art Clan (BRAC), founded by Ashe County artist and teacher Florence Thomas circa 1976, was organized to promote appreciation and excellence in fine arts through participation in educational and creative activities.   When Mrs. Thomas died she left her estate to support what is now the Florence School of Art in West Jefferson.  The Blue Ridge Art Clan, also known as BRAC was formed by Mrs. Thomas to support people who are developing artistic skills. BRAC meets once a month with programming for the months (April-October).  The first meeting will be on March 29 at the Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.  On March 28, 2015 Michelle Hill will present “Covering Scratchboard”.  Admission is free if one is a member of the Blue Ridge Art Clan.  There will also be programming for the next six monthly meetings.  For a list of other programs visit their website at: 

Monthly programs feature art demonstrations in various media and subject matter. Members show their work at local venues and at the members’ annual “Shadow of the Hills” show at the Ashe County Art Council Membership is open to artists actively working in art. Annual dues are $35, payable at the March meeting. Visitors and guests are welcome.

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