Scenes from the Southern Frontier

October 21 – December 31, 2011

The Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

Macon Georgia

In 1791, William Bartram published the Travels, an account of his epic journey through the Southeast. His writing captured the landscapes and ecology of colonial America. Inspired by Bartram, Philip Juras’s landscape paintings offer a way for modern viewers to travel back in time and enjoy those pristine vistas. This exhibition features views of the mountains, woodlands, and waterways of the South before they were altered forever by population and development.

This exhibit will feature 13 paintings from Philip’s exhibit The Southern Frontier shown at the Telfair and Morris museums earlier this year, pluse two new paintings.

The exhibit will be featured during the biennial meeting of the Bartram Trail Conference, being held in Macon October 21-23. View the conference program and registration at bartrail.org. The public is invited to attend.

Fork Mountain Trail

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Shining Rock Wilderness, Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina
March 2011

Oil on canvas 30 x 48in. (121.92 x 76.2cm)
Private collection

Last Light

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Dawho River, Edisto Island, South Carolina
June 2008

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

Gulf Dunes

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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama
July 2010

Oil on canvas 30 x 40in. (101.6 x 76.2cm)
Private collection

Connelly Creek

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Swain County, North Carolina
March 2011

Oil on canvas 30 x 40in. (101.6 x 76.2cm)
Private collection

Black Belt Prairie c. 1775

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Montgomery County, Alabama
November 2009

Oil on canvas 24 x 32in. (81.28 x 60.96cm)
Private collection

Burks Mountain

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Columbia County, Georgia
October 2010

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

Keowee Valley c. 1775

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Pickens County, South Carolina
October 2009

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

Canebrake on the Mississippi

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Montgomery Island, Arkansas
October 2010

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

Apalachicola Savanna

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Apalachicola National Forest , Florida
December 2007

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

Alachua Savanna c. 1774

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Alachua County, Florida
March 2010

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

White-Topped Pitcher Plants

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Splinter Hill Bog Preserve, Alabama
October 2009

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

Greenwood Plantation

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Thomasville , Georgia
November 2007

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

Steady Wind on the Saint Johns River

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Bayard Conservation Area, Florida
November 2009

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

One Day After Fire

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Moody Forest, Appling County, Georgia
May 20, 2010

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

Piedmont Savanna (c. 1775)

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Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
September 2005

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