Arkansas takes pride in its self-proclaimed stature as the Natural State. That claim to fame is bolstered by the meticulous imagery of "Forty Years in the Woods," a display of drawings at the Old State House Museum.
The exhibition, which continues into the summer, showcases the finely detailed nature art of Kent Bonar. His specific genre — botanical drawing — is unlikely to set a visitor's heart racing in anticipation. But his array of sketches drawn over many years casts light on the intricate traceries of nature in Arkansas forests and fields.
"Kent Bonar has dedicated his time to showcasing the smallest parts of what makes Arkansas the most beautiful state in the country," said Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Director Mike Mills when the exhibit opened recently in Little Rock.