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Book Party: THE WILD TREASURY OF NATURE - Philip Juras, Dorinda Dallmeyer, and Janice Simon

Event date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event Location

493 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30601

Avid Bookshop and UGA Press present local artist Philip Juras in conversation with Dorinda Dallmeyer and Janice Simon for a book launch for The Wild Treasury of Nature: A Portrait of Little St. Simons Island on Thursday, March 31, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

Find the book here on Avid's website:

About the Book:

The fifty-two paintings gathered in THE WILD TREASURY OF NATURE reveal as never before the wild beauty of Little St. Simons, an undeveloped barrier island on the Georgia coast. In showing us the island’s marshes and tidal creeks, shrub lands and forests, and dunes and beaches, artist Philip Juras helps us understand the natural and historical forces continually at work on this unique place.

The writings that accompany Juras’s paintings describe the natural history and unique cultural past of Little St. Simons in particular and the southern barrier islands in general, place the artwork within the American landscape painting tradition, and underscore the importance of vigilant stewardship for the island and the few remaining American places like it.

About the Illustrator/Authors:

Philip Juras, a native of Augusta, Georgia, received a BFA in drawing and painting and a master's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia. 

Dorinda G. Dallmeyer is director of the Environmental Ethics Certificate program at the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design.

Janice Simon is the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of art history at the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art.

The Wild Treasury of Nature: A Portrait of Little St. Simons Island By Philip Juras, Philip Juras, Wendy Paulson (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780820348872
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days. (Currently not on our shelves.)
Published: Wormsloe Foundation Nature Books - March 1st, 2016

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