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Sierra Club March 1: Preserving a Picturesque America

March 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Wednesday, March 1, Scott Varn, founder of Preserving a Picturesque America (PAPA), will show how his organization is using history, art and adventure to help preserve our country’s beautiful natural treasures. He will also suggest ways that the public can join in the adventure.

Varn, who holds a degree in Fine Arts and Media Arts from the University of North Carolina, will show how his group is seeking out the locations of the adventure artists of the 1800s and then finding ways to preserve these natural and historic places.

Early artistic representations and tales of natural wonders were key in creating the concept of conservation in 1800s America. PAPA believes that stories and art can be used again as tools for preservation.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact: Gail Solomon,, 908-963-7711


March 1, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Asheville
1 Edwin Pl
Asheville, NC 28801 United States