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“On Fire” Exhibition to Close with Lecture by Photographer Larry Schwarm


“Fire Near Cassoday” by Larry Schwarm, 1990.

On Fire
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Wilson Special Collections Library
Pleasants Family Assembly Room
5:45 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Information:  Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203

“On Fire,” an exhibition of Larry Schwarm’s dramatic photographs of controlled agricultural burns in the Midwest, is in its final weeks at the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library.

On Thursday, May 22, Schwarm will deliver a free public talk at 5:45 p.m. to mark the exhibition’s closing.

Schwarm, Distinguished Professor of Photography at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, said in an artist’s statement that the photographs capture “the sublime and mystical character of the burning landscape, where images are at once both sensuous and menacing.”

This closing event gives visitors a unique opportunity to view the exhibition and hear about its inspirations from the photographer.

The exhibition “On Fire” in Wilson Library was co-curated by the Library’s Public Art Committee and Ann Stewart Fine Art of Chapel Hill.

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