Daniel J. Evans Chair to speak Jan. 31

Published: January 12, 2005

Event Date: January 31, 2005

Who: Daniel J. Evans Chair in Liberal Arts, Betsy Damon
What: Lecture: "Keepers of the Waters: Art, Science and Citizen Collaboration for Water Quality"
When: Monday, Jan. 31, 2005
Where: The Evergreen State College, Olympia - Communications Building Recital Hall
Parking: $1.25

Betsy Damon, Evergreen State College's 2005 Daniel Evans Chair, will present a public lecture "Keepers of the Waters: Art, Science and Citizen Collaboration for Water Quality" at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 at The Evergreen State College in Olympia.

The free event will be held in the Communications Building Recital Hall.

Damon is known internationally for her pioneering work connecting visual art, environmental activism and sustainability. Her work with water quality issues and reclamation both in the United States and in China has served as a model for the connection of arts and community sustainability. cut to "more" link here

Damon designed "The Living Water Garden," 6.5-acre park in Chengdu, Peoples' Republic of China, which cleans part of the water of the Fu-Nan River. It is also an art center, environmental education center, and recreation area that has won several international awards. She is currently working on other projects in China and the United States.

Damon will be at The Evergreen State College for five weeks teaching with Evergreen faculty members in programs designed for freshman students.

Funded by a State grant and matching gifts from private donors, the Daniel J. Evans Chair in Liberal Arts was created in 1991 to enrich academic programs and intensively support entry-level, or Core programs. The endowment honors former Evergreen State College president, U.S. Senator, and Washington State Governor Dan Evans.