The life and works of noted Boonslick artist Florence “Winky” Chesnutt Friedrichs will be the focus of a presentation by historians at the March 26 spring meeting of the Boonslick Historical Society at The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art on the CMU campus in Fayette.
Friedrichs was a longtime BHS member.Making the presentation will be Dr. Mary Ellen McVicker of Boonville and Vicki Jobe McCarrell of Pilot Grove, vice president of the Cooper County Historical Society. Both were close friends of Friedrichs, who died in September at the age of 96. Friedrichs, who owned an antebellum plantation home (ca. 1820) near Pilot Grove known as “Pleasant Green,” was an artist who worked in multiple media.
The BHS meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art, which is located in Classic Hall on the southwest corner of the CMU campus. The special presentation on Friedrichs will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the gallery’s classroom.