We Are the Music Makers Opening Reception

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Photo: Cora Mae Bryant, singer and songwriter featured in exhibit
Photo: Guitar Gabriel, musician featured in exhibit

Thursday, March 26, 2020

6 to 8 PM

FREE EVENT

You’re invited to an OPENING RECEPTION to celebrate our newest traveling exhibition, We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music, curated by the Music Makers Relief Foundation. Meet founder Timothy Duffy, listen to music, enjoy adult beverages and hors d’oeuvres while learning more about the “spirit of the blues”.

The seeds of Music Maker were planted while founder Timothy Duffy was studying folklore at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has spent decades preserving, documenting and supporting traditional blues musicians and their work. Timothy will discuss the material he has collected in his quest to preserve Southern traditional music and showcase the life experiences of hundreds of Southern Roots musicians. He will also play previously unreleased recordings by local Burgaw artist, George Herbert Moore.

The program will take place from 6 to 6:45 pm, followed by a 15-minute question and answer session. The gallery will be open from 7 to 8 pm and visitors are encouraged to learn more about these talented, but often-overlooked Southern musicians. View portraits, listen to music, examine instruments, play a tube chime and reflect on the importance of music in our lives. Visitors may also experience a re-created Carolina drink house and see video performances of six of the featured artists.

We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music is a multi-media exhibit of photographs, audio-recordings and video from Timothy Duffy, Founder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation. musicmaker.org.

814 Market Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4370 • Fax 910-798-4382