Spratt's statue of Charles George. Photo by Bill Rhodes
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James Spratt Memorial Exhibition

  • 02/26-03/23
  • Galllery hours: Weekdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Owen Hall - Second Floor Gallery

UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall Second Floor Gallery will showcase the work of the late James Spratt who earned his BFA at UNC Asheville 40 years ago. Viewing hours are weekdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Both shows and their receptions are free and open to everyone.

Spratt was a sculptor of animals, nature and people, who served four years in the Navy before attending UNC Asheville, and spent the final period of his life being treated for cancer at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. Grateful for the treatment he received there, Spratt created a life-size statue of Charles George, a Cherokee soldier and Medal of Honor recipient for whom the medical center is named. Spratt saw the project through to completion in 2016, but passed away in his bed at the center just minutes before the statue was unveiled in a ceremony outside.

A reception for the James Spratt Memorial Exhibition will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 9 in the gallery, where the exhibition will be on view through March 23 (note: the gallery will be closed for UNC Asheville’s Spring Break March 10-18). A closing reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 23.

Contact for this event:

  • Department of Art and Art History
  • DeptofArt@unca.edu
  • 828.251.6559