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Painting of Olson Nature Preserve to be part of Nebraska 150 Legacy

This winter scene of the Olson Nature Preserve and Beaver River in Boone County is part of the Nebraska Legacy series painted by Todd A. Williams.
This winter scene of the Olson Nature Preserve and Beaver River in Boone County is part of the Nebraska Legacy series painted by Todd A. Williams.
His completion of at least one picture in each of Nebraska’s 93 counties in five years and ‘’Painting the Legacy of Nebraska’’ in oils fulfilled a dream project for Central City impressionist artist Todd A. Williams.
When Williams began his project in 2012, he didn’t realize that something he always dreamed about painting would help showcase the beauty of Nebraska on its 150th birthday.
“I had no idea about that,” he said. “This is a once in a lifetime exhibition and journey.”
Williams’ painting of the Olson Nature Preserve in Boone County will be part of this special exhibit.
Boone County was one of the first counties he reached out to when he began to spread his work out into the state. He contacted Paul and Lori Hosford, co-directors of the Albion Area Arts Council.
After visiting sites around Boone County and hearing Paul Hosford’s history and the aspect of the Native Americans and the Olson Nature Preserve, “I just fell in love with the area and the idea,” Williams said.
Complete Feature by Twylla Crosby in the Sept. 28 Albion News & Petersburg Press, print and e-editions.