Philip Juras: The Southern Frontier, Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels at Morris Museum of Art

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AUGUSTA, GA.- Philip Juras: The Southern Frontier Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels is on view at the Morris Museum of Art from May 28 through August 14, 2011. The exhibition includes more than sixty works, nearly half of them studio paintings; smaller plein-air pieces, produced on-site, round out the show. “Remarkably, Philip Juras, a wonderfully skilled painter in the service of a higher ideal, has here made us aware of all that we’ve lost—the Edenic America that brave, curious, and somewhat foolhardy adventurers like William Bartram explored in hopes of capturing their own first visions of a continent they thought untouched by the hand of man. They were wrong, of course; the landscape had in fact been managed from time immemorial, but the simple awe felt by Bartram was both palpable and contagious,” said Kevin Grogan, director of the Morris Museum of Art. As Philip Juras has noted, “T