Oklahoma City, OK, November 15th, 2011: Visions Art Gallery is proud to announce it is hosting a book signing of The Illinois River: A Visual Record by Kim Baker on December 2nd from 6Pm to 10PM. Also, images from the book will be on display in the main gallery from December 2nd through January 3rd.



The Illinois River: A Visual Record is a conservation photography book that captures the beauty of an Oklahoma river. The book focuses on the natural benefits derived from the Illinois River and its ecosystems that support flora and fauna and the local economy, while providing rich context for the region’s rich cultural heritage and nourishment for the soul. It aims to shine a bright light on the river and all it provides to help inspire the public to make better-informed decisions about its precious natural resource for the benefit of future generations. A collaboration of Oklahoma photographers and authors use art and important stories to empower environmental conservation. Compelling photography can make a difference.


The goal for The Illinois River: A Visual Record is for the conservation photography book to be a timely and relevant piece of literature that will help the river today, and be a lasting record of the Illinois River for the future.


About the Author

Oklahoma-based nature and conservation photographer Kim Baker has been documenting the rich and diverse land of her native state for over twenty-five years. Kim uses her work to communicate her love of the sublime beauty of the Oklahoma landscape and to show her commitment to helping protect the state’s natural resources. Kim’s conservation photography projects, including her Oklahoma Rivers series and the recent Illinois River Survey have worked to help raise public awareness statewide about the importance of water conservation in Oklahoma.

Kim’s book, The Illinois River Survey: A Visual Record, is the story of one of Oklahoma’s most beloved and utilized rivers as seen through a collaboration of Oklahoma photographers and authors committed to helping make a difference for an Oklahoma river at risk.

For more information about Kim’s Illinois River Survey project and her conservation photography initiatives visit the Oklahoma Conservation Photography Survey website at www.oklacps.com and www.oklahomaphotography,com to view her work.


Visions Art Gallery is a Fine Art Photography Gallery located in the heart of the Historic Paseo Arts District. Visions is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday 10AM to 5PM. Admission is free.