Champion Trees Exhibit to Tour State

Arkansas Champion Trees Exhibit opens at Terry House on September 16th

The tour of Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist’s Journey will open at the Arkansas Arts Center Terry House Community Gallery (411 E 7th and Rock Streets, Little Rock, AR 72202) on Sunday, September 16, 2012, with a reception from 3-5 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

The exhibit features drawings and photographs of selected Arkansas champion trees* by Hot Springs artist Linda Williams Palmer, who combines art work with stories and anecdotes that explore Arkansas’ natural and artistic heritage and inspire viewers to celebrate the beauty that can be found in their own backyards.

It will be on display at the Terry House through November 4, 2012 and will then travel to 10+ other venues in the state. The exhibit will be in North Little Rock from November 11 until December 1 and in Russellville from December 9 through January 5, 2013.

For more information, go to the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission website.

* Champion Trees are the largest—and therefore some of the most splendid and interesting—of their kind. Our state champions are designated by the Arkansas Forestry Commission according to their Bigness Index which is calculated by the following traditional formula: circumference of the trunk at breast height in inches + height in feet + ¼ the average spread of the crown in feet = B.I. The AFC website has a listing of Arkansas’ champions with their localities and of course their B.I.s.

This event is listed on our new ANPS Community Events Calendar.

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