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The Blowing Rock Museum of Art and History will host a summer luncheon with Rebecca Vizard

Rebecca Vizard showing an example of a handmade pillow by B. Viz Design. Photo courtesy of the Blowing Rock Museum of Art and History

BRAHM (Blowing Rock Art & History Museum) is pleased to welcome textile artist and entrepreneur Rebecca Vizard as our 2022 Summer Luncheon speaker. The luncheon will take place at Blowing Rock Country Club on Friday, June 24th. Doors to the Clubhouse open at 10:15 a.m. and the conference will begin at 11 a.m.

Entrepreneur, author, and designer of antique textile pillows, Rebecca Vizard is based in the small Delta town of St. Joseph, Louisiana, and regularly transitions from idyllic country living to the bustle of the big city. Over the past 30 years, his enterprising efforts have allowed him to opt for both ways of life. From her children’s clothing line, to her tenure as an interior designer, to her current work designing and making bespoke antique textile pillows, she enjoys the contrast of the two cultures. She is also the author of Once Upon A Pillow (published by Pointed Leaf Press) which is a visually stunning tome that weaves a magical story of textiles, creativity and tenacity.

Rebecca’s work with these exotic materials has taken her around the world, but a big part of her mission has always been to help her hometown community. Everything is restored and reused by a team of seamstresses in Saint-Joseph where she also opened her first outlet to fuel economic growth. In addition to pillows, the store offers unexpected items from American and international artisans. Recently, a second outpost opened in New Orleans with her daughter, Sarah, in charge of sales and custom design orders. As the next generation enters the scene, it will be exciting to see what new territory B. Viz Design will cover.

The annual summer luncheon is a fundraiser for the Museum. To learn more about this year’s luncheon and to register, please visit BlowingRockMuseum.org/offerings/luncheon-2022 or call 828-295-9099.

BRAHM (Blowing Rock Art & History Museum) is an art and history museum nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. Opened to the public in 2011, BRAHM provides cultural enrichment by promoting the arts, heritage, and history of Southern Appalachia, through educational programs, exhibits, activities, and permanent collections.

BRAHM is located in downtown Blowing Rock and is open to the public, free of charge, on Tuesdays. – Sat. 11-5 and, from May 1, Sun. 11-4.