Lost Species, Visions of Landscapes Past

September 15 – December 9, 2011

The Georgia Museum of Natural History, University of Georgia Campus

Athens Georgia

Opening Reception, cosponsored by the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program and Friends of the Museum. Thursday, September 15, 6 - 8pm

Have you ever wanted to see an ivorybill woodpecker, Carolina parakeet, or passenger pigeon? The Georgia Museum of Natural History invites the public to an exhibit examining historic southern landscapes and the species that frequented them. Among the exhibits featured specimens are these three iconic birds. Artist Philip Juras will discuss his paintings of historic landscapes appearing in the exhibit and nature writer Dorinda Dallmeyer will offer a short reading.

The 19 paintings included in the exhibit are drawn from Philip’s exhibits at the Telfair and Morris museums earlier this year. There will also a be a few new pieces.

Specimens on exhibit include:

Passenger Pigeon
Carolina Parakeet
Ivory Billed Woodpecker
Red Cockaded Woodpecker
Wood Stork
Piping Plover
Seaside Sparrow
Bald Eagle juvenile (maybe)
Puma/Panther skull
Elk antler
Green Sea Turtle
Spiny Mussel
American Burying Beatle

Paintings available for purchase are shown as “Collection of the Artist”. Follow the link for more information.

Vernal Pools at Heggie’s Rock

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Columbia County, Georgia
2001

Oil on canvas 48 x 66in. (167.64 x 121.92cm)
Private collection

Dewy Witchgrass

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Apalachicola National Forest, Florida
July 2010

Oil on canvas 40 x 66in. (167.64 x 101.6cm)
Collection of Pensacola Federal Court

Interdune

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Harbor Island, South Carolina
January 2009

Oil on canvas 40 x 54in. (137.16 x 101.6cm)
Private collection

Longleaf

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Greenwood Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia
December 2005

Oil on canvas 40 x 54in. (137.16 x 101.6cm)
Collection of Morris Communications

Little Tennessee River Valley

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Macon County, North Carolina
March 2011

Oil on canvas 30 x 42in. (106.68 x 76.2cm)
Private collection

Piedmont Woodland Opening c. 1775

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Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
April 2010

Oil on canvas 30 x 42in. (106.68 x 76.2cm)
Private collection

Passing Storm

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Ossabaw Island , Georgia
January 2008

Oil on canvas 18 x 28in. (71.12 x 45.72cm)
Private collection

Delta Bayou

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Delta National Forest, Mississippi
October 2010

Oil on canvas 18 x 26in. (66.04 x 45.72cm)
Private collection

Old Growth Cypress in the Rain

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Altamaha River, Long County, Georgia
September 2009

Oil on canvas 18 x 24in. (60.96 x 45.72cm)
Private collection

Rock and Shoals Opening

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Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
November 2007

Oil on canvas 24 x 18in. (45.72 x 60.96cm)
Private collection

North Oconee River

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Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
August 2005

Oil on canvas 16 x 20in. (50.8 x 40.64cm)
Private collection

Anthony Shoals, Afternoon

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Broad River, Wilkes County, Georgia
April 30, 2009

Oil on canvas 14 x 18in. (45.72 x 35.56cm)
Private collection

Maritime Forest on Remnant Dunes

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
July 20, 2011

Oil on canvas 14 x 18in. (45.72 x 35.56cm)
Collection of the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

Pellicer Creek

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Faver-Dykes State Park, Florida
May 29, 2010

Oil on canvas 14 x 18in. (45.72 x 35.56cm)
Private collection

Oconee Old Field (Old Field Afternoon)

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Oconee Station, South Carolina
June 11, 2009

Oil on canvas 12 x 18in. (45.72 x 30.48cm)
Private collection

Rainy Hemlock Forest

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Walhalla Fish Hatchery, South Carolina
May 14, 2004

Oil on canvas 12 x 18in. (45.72 x 30.48cm)
Private collection

After Fire 1

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Moody Forest, Appling County, Georgia
May 19, 2010

Oil on paper 10 x 10in. (25.4 x 25.4cm)
Private collection

Edge of a Canebrake

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Georgia
March 2008

Oil on paper 8 x 10in. (25.4 x 20.32cm)
Private collection

Old Growth Oak Savanna

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Greene County, Georgia
March 2008

Oil on paper 8 x 10in. (25.4 x 20.32cm)
Private collection