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Lecture: Jack Wright presents - In the Gallery at Last; Fred Carter’s Artistic Journey

Jack WrightMore than two decades after his death in 1992, Dickenson County visual artist Fred Jerome Carter from Clintwood, Virginia is finally getting some much-deserved recognition in the art world. Carter was a prolific self-taught painter and wood sculptor who operated the Cumberland Museum in his hometown where he displayed cultural artifacts from the region as well as his own artwork. This presentation by Jack Wright will look at Carter’s art works with a view of beginning to place them into the contexts of their origins and what makes these works mostly “Outsider Art” or “Visionary Art.” The influence of his mentors and friends will also be discussed.

Download the complete Spring 2018 Arts Array Program at www.vhcc.edu/ArtsArray.

  • All Arts Array activities are free for the faculty, staff and students of Virginia Highlands Community College.
  • Staff members and students of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, including participants in the College for Older Adults who purchase an Arts Array pass, may attend all films and concerts in the Spencer- Miller Memorial Concert series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church for free.
  • All films are free for students and staff members of Emory & Henry College and King University.


For additional information about the Arts Array, please contact
Phil Ferguson • pferguson@vhcc.edu • (276) 739-2459 regarding film and drama events
and Mary Munsey • mmunsey@vhcc.edu • (276) 739-2454 regarding concerts

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