Arts
10:20 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History Presents "The Luthier's Craft"

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is currently showing the exhibit: “The Luthier’s Craft: Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge.”  In collaborating with renowned regional luthiers such as Wayne Henderson, Audrey Hash Ham, Chris Testerman, and Johnny Gentry, the current exhibit focuses on the history of building three instruments: guitar, banjo, and fiddle.  You can check out the exhibit during the Museum’s regular hours, Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5pm.

"The Luthier’s Craft: Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge" will remain on display through the end of February 2014 before traveling throughout the state.  Executive Director of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, Matt Edwards stopped by WFDD to tell Bethany Chafin more.  

On August 21st, the Museum will be partnering with local ukulele player, George Smith for a concert at the Old North State Winery. At the event, Edwards and the museum will unveil the new ukulele that Jane Henderson (daughter of Wayne) made specifically for the luthier’s exhibit.  And if the idea of a dulcijo intrigues you -  a hybrid dulcimer, banjo, then tune in this Friday to Triad Arts Weekend to hear Matt explain more.   

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