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Elizabeth Stevenson Ives Lecture 2023

April 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Our Annual Ives Lecture has been postponed until Saturday, April 15th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm due to illness.  If you have registered for the lecture and cannot attend on the 15th, please contact us for a refund.

This year’s Lecture is “Art Through the Centuries”

John Coffey, former Deputy Director for Research and the Becher Curator of American and Modern Art emeritus and Curator of Judaic Art emeritus at the North Carolina Museum of Art will speak on the portrait of John Burgwin (1783) by John Singleton Copley. This painting is one of only two portraits of North Carolinians painted by the United States’ first great painter. He will also talk on the Ashe Moses Family Group (ca 1845) possibly the most ambitious Antebellum portrait of a North Carolina family.

After introductions by Friend of Hope and Collections Committee Member Joe Jenkins, Scott Power will highlight the career of Louis Orr and Hope’s collection of Orr’s etchings of North
Carolina historical landmarks and sites. Power is the owner of Southern Fine Arts in Greenville, N.C. Missie Capehart Harrell, vice-president of the Chowan Arts Council, will follow with her personal reflections on the Lives and Art of Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee.


Lecture Schedule

9:30 AM

Registration & Coffee in the Roanoke-Chowan Heritage Center

10:00 – 11:00 AM

John Coffey presents his study on John Singleton Copley’s Portrait of John Burgwin and Ashe-Moses Family Group (ca. 1845)

11:00 AM to noon

Joe Jenkins:  Introduction to the Fine Art of Hope Scott Power

Louis Orr and his etchings of NC landmarks and sites

Missie Capehart Harrell: Memories & Reflections of Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee

12:30 to 2:00 PM

Lunch in John E. Tyler Room

Please register & pay no later than April 10th by calling 252-794-3140. Cost is $50 per person which includes the lecture and lunch.

Click here for a copy of our flier: Ives Lecture – April 2023


April 15, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


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