In the eighteenth century a visitor to Wormsloe, the fortified home of Noble Jones, would have seen a view toward the south very similar to this one. In this view, recreated from historical maps and aerial photos, Long Island is on the left, the Isle of Hope is on the right, and Pigeon Island occupies the center of the opening. A tidal creek once flowed through this opening. It was known in the 18th century as Jones Narrows,and was the main inland water route between Savannah and points south. In more recent years, the highway to Skidaway Island was built across this space, forever changing the appearance of this historic view.
Studio painting – July.
January 16 - June 16, 2015
Richard B. Russell Building (Special Collections Library) University of Georgia
The Southern Frontier, Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels
January 28 - May 8, 2011
May 28 - Aug 14, 2011
Morris Museum of Art
An Evening with Bartram at Wormsloe
Isle of Hope, Georgia
Philip Juras: The Southern Frontier, Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s “Travels”
Published in conjunction with Philip’s 2011 exhibition at the Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia. With essays by Philip Juras, Dorinda Dallmeyer, Holly Koons McCullough – poem by Janisse Ray – foreword by Steven High. Winner of the Georgia Author of the Year Award (Specialty Book Category) from the Georgia Writers Association, 2012. Published by Telfair Books, 2011. Second printing (paperback) published by the University of Georgia Press, 2015.