EcoScience + Art Fall 2015 Event featuring Betsy Damon – November 12, 2015
Please read the special message below from Dr. Changwoo Ahn:
Please mark your calendar!
EcoScience+Art invites you to join a very special evening with internationally acclaimed eco-artist Betsy Damon.
Talk: “Water is Life”
Venue: Research Hall, Rm. 163
Time: November 12, 2015, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Betsy Damon is an internationally recognized artist who works with the environment, communities, science and art. Coming from a traditional art training, Betsy, over the last 40 years, has paved a distinctive path with performance, community projects, public sculpture and urban design. In 1991, she created the nonprofit Keepers of the Waters, which organized ground-breaking ecological art performance events in Chengdu and Lhasa, China (1995/6). Her interest in living systems led her to be involved in urban design projects in China and the United States. Betsy created the Living Water Garden (1998) Chengdu, China, a renown public park and a model for natural water filtration. Innovative in concept, this park received the Water Front Center’s Top Honor Award amongst others. Betsy worked on other urban design projects in China, notably contributing to the wetland design for the Beijing Olympic Park (2005). In the United States, Betsy works towards community-based models of water stewardship, as well as completing art/design commissions. She works with grassroots groups, teaches, and gives lectures and workshops. Her project Living Waters of Larimer: A Fresh Infrastructure (current), has been awarded both a Heinz Foundation Grant and an ArtPlace America Grant. This community project in Pittsburgh, PA, envisions and pursues a sustainable future through equitable repurposing of harvested rainwater. Betsy continues to exhibit her drawing, video and sculpture work, and contribute essays on art, community, water and the environment. Throughout her career, Betsy has been awarded grants to continue her work from organizations including Artist Space, the National Endowments for the Arts, New York Foundation of the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Kalliopeia Foundation.
We would appreciate if you could respond to our eVite here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-is-life-a-special-lecture-by-betsy-damon-tickets-18987047771
We look forward to seeing you.
Changwoo Ahn, Ph.D.