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 Museum’s Western North Carolina Landscape. In this talk, explore Frerichs’ wilderness landscapes, and discover how they reflect his associations with the Hague and Hudson River Schools of landscape painters.
Speaker Richard A. S. Hall, PhD is a professor of philosophy at Fayetteville State University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. He 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.
Join us at 4:30pm for 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.
Pre-sales ended 2/17/18 2:15 p.m.; limited tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call 828.253.3227 x122.
Presented in partnership with The 31st National Arts & Crafts Conference at the Omni Grove Park Inn and Stephens-Lee Center.