Evergreen Gallery at The Evergreen State College Presents Environmental Artist Basia Irland

Published: October 07, 2008 09:00 AM

Event Dates: October 21, 2008 to October 27, 2008

Evergreen Gallery at The Evergreen State College is sponsoring a project by environmental artist Basia Irland. The artist will be on campus October 21-27 to talk about her art and encourage people to participate in her project 'A Gathering of Waters.' The grass-roots participatory project about the Nisqually River connects people and focuses attention on finding ways to protect and honor our rivers. Irland’s illustrated lectures will be Tuesday October 21, 4 pm in Lecture Hall 1 and Wednesday October 22, 10 am in the Recital Hall, Communications Building.

'A Gathering of Waters' explores the effect of human controls and demands on rivers and celebrates the people who work to conserve river resources. Irland’s first Gathering project, begun in 1995, was conceived as a symbolic carrying of Rio Grande/Rio Bravo's waters from source to sea, to re-establish people's connection with the river and with each other along its 1,875 mile length. Irland’s new project focuses on the Nisqually River - the only river in the United States that begins within a National Park and ends in a National Wildlife Refuge. Basia Irland, Professor Emerita, University of New Mexico, Department of Art and Art History has created other “Gatherings” in New Mexico, Colorado, Canada and England.

This project is generously supported by a gift from the Tom Rye Harvill Award.

Irland will be available to answer the public’s questions at her illustrated lectures on Tuesday October 21, 4 pm in Lecture Hall 1 and Wednesday October 22, 10 am in the Recital Hall, Communications Building.

For more information, visit www.evergreen.edu/gallery

Contact

Jason Wettstein Media & Community Relations Manager
The Evergreen State College
(360) 867-5213
wettstej@evergreen.edu