Kim Baker, Meeker
|Kim Baker, Illinois River from Goat's Bluff, Photograph|
Baker’s and 10 other artists' photographs will be the core of the book and exhibition, which also will include essays exploring the history and ecology of the river. The group expects the books release in October 2011 with exhibitions in multiple venues in the spring and summer.
|Mike Fuhr, Tributary of the Illinois River, within Cedar |
Hollow on the Nickel Preserve, Photograph
Baker said her photography has changed from serving solely to capture nature into working to conserve natural environments. She said, “My goal is to encourage conservation and preservation of one of Oklahoma’s most beloved and ecologically rich rivers in order that future generations can enjoy the benefits of the river as well.”
The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition provides artist project grants for growing artists’ careers, creative projects and exceptional continuing education. The next application deadline is October 15. Find guidelines and application here.