What Do Palms Mean To You?

Gold Palm, 20x16", Acrylic on canvas, ©2012 Lucinda Howe

Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun kissed hair. That endless summer, take me there. (Unknown)

It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened. (Philip Sidney)

The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind. (Carl Hiaasen)

In South Carolina culture, Palmetto trees are ubiquitous.  In a broader context, palms have many meanings.

What do palms mean to you?

Do palm trees remind you of tropical vacations or ancient civilizations?  Does your religion recognize palms as spiritual symbol?  Have you eaten the fruits of palms… coconuts, dates, cabbage palmetto?  When you see a photo of palms bending in the wind, do you think of hurricane warnings or good surfing?

I hope you will come visit me at my studio this weekend to experience my palm paintings and reconnect with your love of palms.

Saturday, April 21, 2012   9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  (Come early for a cup of coffee 9:30 − 10:00 a.m)

Sunday, April 22, 2012 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

10203 Two Notch Road, Suite F, Columbia, SC (across from Target)

More information about Columbia Open Studios  www.columbiaopenstudios.org.


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