Artist Reception for Linda Williams Palmer Saturday, March 8, 6-8pm

The exhibition, which has been on tour since September 2012, includes 18 large colored pencil drawings, detail drawings of foliage, documentary photographs, and four text panels that share the artist’s perspective in order to help connect viewers to the exhibit topic.

At first glance, Palmer’s subtle yet complex depictions of Arkansas’ champion trees resemble oversized botanical drawings. While the artist is attentive to genus and species, the drawings exceed the demands of scientific illustration. Her ultimate goal was to interpret each champion according to the season, observation, location, historic context and human connection.

“Champion Trees: An Artist’s Journey” is organized for travel by the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. It is supported in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and by the National Endowment for the Arts. The El Dorado exhibit is sponsored locally by Deltic Timber.