Exhibit re-imagines Bartram’s art
An exhibit featuring the work of more than a dozen regional and local artists who have rendered William Bartram’s 18th century artwork into a modern context will open with an outdoor ceremony 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Macon County Public Library.
“Re-imagining Bartram” is hosted by the Georgia-North Carolina Bartram Trail Society and will run through the end of December. It celebrates Bartram’s 1775 exploration of north Georgia and Western North Carolina, during which he described Cherokee villages and customs, plant and animal life, and the mountain landscape of that time. His 1791 publication Travels remains in print and is the only such account of the area from that time period.