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Legacies & Lunch: Bill Ward

Legacies & Lunch

Bill Ward, of Conway, Arkansas, has been taking photographs in the state since 1959 and has an archive of nearly half a million images. He has created a photographic history of Conway entitled Conway As It Was…As It Is. His most recent book is Beyond the River…Stories of Life Near the Arkansas, which uses the Arkansas River as a metaphor for life throughout the state. The river originates in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and winds from Fort Smith through Little Rock and Pine Bluff to the Mississippi River, near people and places that have shaped the fabric of life in Arkansas. Ward and his wife, Emelene Russell, now split their time and artistic work between Colorado and Arkansas. At Legacies & Lunch, Ward will discuss his photography and creative process.

Legacies & Lunch is free, open to the public, and supported in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council. Programs are held from noon-1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert are provided. For more information, contact 918-3033.