Tim Ernst to Exhibit at JBU Art Gallery

Siloam Springs, Ark. (October 28, 2004) - Arkansas’ wilderness photographer, Tim Ernst, will exhibit his work in John Brown University’s art gallery from Thursday, Nov. 4 through Friday, Nov. 19. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Regular art gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The show will have an opening night reception and gallery talk on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Ernst’s photographs have appeared in hundreds of national, regional, and local publications, including National Geographic, Audubon, Backpacker, Outside, Country, Sierra Club and Hallmark calendars, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service maps and brochures, Readers Digest Books, and The New York Times. He has also written several articles and books, including hiking trail guidebooks. Ernst has been a long-time outdoorsman and hiker. He founded and is the president of the Ozark Highlands Trail Association, which has members in 25 states and five foreign countries and has contributed 350,000 hours of volunteer labor to the U. S. Forest Service and various other agencies. Ernst has received many awards for his volunteer service, including the "Volunteer of the Year" for the nation from the American Hiking Society. For more about him and his work, visit www.timernst.com. John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked eighth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,800 students from 43 states and 39 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. ###

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