NC Museum of History “Southern Impressions” Now Open

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Southern Impressions at the NC Museum of History

The eagerly anticipated “Southern Impressions” exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is now open to the public (free admission).

We got a chance to see the exhibit when it opened, and we were deeply moved and inspired to see the beautiful artwork, the evocative artifacts, and the glittering bottletree which greets visitors upon entering. The bottletree was commissioned by the Museum and built by Hillsborough artist Jeremy Stollings.

Most of all, we loved the multi-layered effect of all the items and artwork together, representing centuries of connections among people, culture, and landscape of the South. As southerners ourselves, we hold these things dear, and love the way the bottletree helps represent the many converging traditions in the South, stretching back through Africa, Europe, and Asia.

We highly recommend visiting this thoughtful and lovely exhibit. The Museum is located at 5 East Edenton Street in Raleigh, and is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.

bottle tree with blue bottles at the NC Museum of History

Bottletree artist Jeremy Stollings places one last bottle on his organically inspired tree, “Rusted Roots.”

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    […] ground (plus a long extension buried in concrete) and holds more than 100 bottles, was built by Jeremy Stollings of Ironwood Crafts in […]

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    […] their window was a blue bottletree!  This particular one had the curvy, organic signature stamp of Jeremy Stollings, and – yes – this is a sample of his […]


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