William Frerichs’ Celebration of the North Carolina Wilderness

Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 at 5:00pm

30 George Washington Carver Avenue

In partnership with The 31st National Arts & Crafts Conference at the Omni Grove Park Inn and Stephens-Lee Center, the Asheville Art Museum presents a discussion titled William Frerichs’ Celebration of the North Carolina Wilderness. Dr. Richard Hall, professor of philosophy at Fayetteville State University, will discuss Frerichs' wilderness landscapes and how they reflect his associations with the Hague and Hudson River Schools of landscape painters.

A native of the Netherlands, William Frerichs (1829-1905) brought his Northern European training in landscape painting to his adopted homes in New York and North Carolina. The Southern Appalachian region inspired him with its pristine wilderness; he recorded some sites for posterity before westward expansion changed them forever, and blended streams, hills and the Blue Ridge haze into other more imaginative scenes like the Asheville Art Museum’s Western North Carolina Landscape.

Dr. Hall has authored and edited books, essays and papers in the areas of the history of American philosophy, aesthetics, and the philosophy of art, ethics and religion.

At 4:30 p.m. guests may enjoy an optional overview of the Stephens-Lee Center, previously the site of WNC’s renowned high school for African-American students, provided by the Stephens-Lee Alumni Association.

Cost: $25 Museum members, $35 non-members (includes light reception, and transportation for conference attendees)

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