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Liz Ward: Drawings for Unchopping a Tree

Mar 18, 2014 (8:31 am)

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 20, for an exhibit of drawings by Liz Ward, in the Michael and Noémi Neidorff Art Gallery at Trinity University. Ward will discuss her work at 5:30, with a book signing following. Ward, a professor of art at Trinity, is the artist behind the beautiful, delicate silverpoint drawings featured throughout W.S. Merwin’s book, Unchopping a Tree, published this month by TU Press. 

Ward’s drawings depict the cellular life of trees and illustrate Merwin’s poetic elegance in his description of how to resurrect a fallen tree. 

The gallery show is open to the public and will run through April 8.