ACNMWA pleased to announce the release and books signings of artist Linda Palmer’s book, Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist’s Journey.
Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist’s Journey, Drawings by Linda Williams Palmer, was originally organized for travel by ACNMWA in 2012-2014. ACNMWA is pleased to have recognized the potential for this successful tour, made possible through the generosity of Plum Creek Timber, Domtar, The Williams-Palmer Family, and Robyn and John Horn. ACNMWA also initiated and coordinated the educational component, “Growing Champion Classrooms”, that provides art lesson plans and images from the exhibit for traditional and non-traditional educators. The component was made possible through the generosity of Entergy Arkansas and the School of Forest Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The Arkansas Champion Tree project was also supported, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and by the National Endowment for the Arts. Non-traditional educators may access GCC lesson plans and images on the Arkansas Forestry Association website: http://www.arkforests.org/growingchampionclassrooms.html. Certified teachers may access them through the Arkansas Educational Television Network I.D.E.A.S. portal: http://www.aetn.org/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/108938/Full_Educator_Guide_CT.pdfhttp://ideas.aetn.org/.
ACNMWA gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of the “Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist’s Journey” art exhibit tour and the educational program “Growing Champion Classrooms”: Plum Creek, Domtar, Williams-Palmer Family, Robyn and John Horn, Energy, School of Forest Resources at UA Monticello, the Arkansas Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Educational resources may be found online: Arkansas Forestry Association Programs and the Arkansas Educational Television Network Educators Page.
For more information visit: championtreesexhibit.org