Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, Hosts Lecture on Landscape Architecture – Mar. 5, 2015

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The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is thrilled to be hosting an exciting lecture on landscape architecture on Thursday, Mar. 5, from 6-8pm at the Diana Wortham Theatre. The lecture will illustrate the role landscape architecture plays to reveal, frame, and sustain the powerful forces of ecology and culture that shape our world. The celebrated design work of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW) is recognized for its ability to elegantly reveal stories of sites, while rebuilding fragile and degraded wildlife connectivity resulting in beautiful, healthy and connected places.

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Work by Nelson Byrd Woltz

The lecture will highlight award winning NBW work that addresses historic landscapes, botanic collections, cultural treasures and restoration ecology projects across thousands of acres. The work spans the globe including farmland conservation in the Southeast and urban public parks in cities across the US all the way to restoration of temperate a rainforest and wetlands in New Zealand.

The panel will include Roxi Thoren, Associate Professor in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon; George Briggs, executive director of The North Carolina Arboretum and president of the Centers for Environmental and Climatic Interaction; and Thomas Woltz, Principal and Owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.

Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

This event is FREE for Museum members and students with ID, but you must call the Museum at 828/253-3227 to RSVP for the event. Non-member tickets are $5 and may be purchased online at (www.ashevilleart.org) or by calling the Museum.

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