Winston-Salem, NC – The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation announced today that The Rock Gallery of Fine Art, located in Blowing Rock, NC, will be hosting an art exhibit by William Mangum titled Blue Ridge Inspiration as a tribute to the Blue Ridge Parkway’s 75th Anniversary.
This special art exhibit will be held at The Rock Gallery of Fine Art, 1153 Main Street, Blowing Rock NC, (828) 295-9752 – Saturday, July 17 through Saturday, July 31, 2010. The Blue Ridge Inspiration exhibition is a Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Anniversary official endorsed event.
In addition, Mr. Mangum has generously created three miniature prints. The prints, Majestic Byway, Summer Cascade, and Renewed Spirits celebrate the rich beauty surrounding the Blue Ridge Parkway. You may pick one of your choice with a contribution of five dollars or more to support the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.
The Blue Ridge Inspiration art exhibition will debut over 20 new original paintings and limited edition prints. These original paintings draw inspiration from locales surrounding the Blue Ridge Parkway, in celebration of its 75th Anniversary.
Saturday, July 17th 12:00 – 5:00 pm will be a special “Meet the Artist” event and reception for the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. Light refreshments will be served.
Often referred to as “North Carolina’s Artist”, William (Bill) Mangum is one of the most popular and respected artists in the state. His art showcases the beauty of the state. Starting with a 59-cent tray of watercolors, Bill has produced more than 3,000 art originals – all drawn from his thirty-two years of travels. Six books celebrate Bill’s diverse painting style as he celebrates life through art.
About Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation:
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior, is the primary private fundraising organization for the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Foundation funds endowments and makes direct allocations for projects and programs which enhance the visitors’ experience and preserve the Blue Ridge Parkway’s scenic, cultural and environmental quality.
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