Artist Betsy Damon on water, design, planning, living
Betsy Damon will be discussing Water Rules - Life. A look at how water can instruct us in design, planning and living. Her presentation will add a new aspect to the campus focus on water as part of this year's Teaching International theme. Water is not only is related to sustainability issues, but to broader themes such as human rights.
Damon is an internationally recognized artist whose work with water, site-specific sculptures, and performance has received widespread acclaim and publication. Since 1985, she has focused her work on water and ecological issues. She is the founder and director of the nonprofit Keepers of the Waters, through which she works on environmental and health education, ecological planning, and advocacy worldwide. She is currently involved in projects in China, ReSources: Saving Living Systems; and in the United States, The Living Waters of Larimer, for community action and sustainable water design. Betsy’s work has earned her over 30 awards of merit. She has most recently received the Heinz Endowment for 'Residencies at Art Organizations', and a Kalliopeia Foundation Grant.
Teaching International began in 2004 to promote greater awareness of global trends and civic engagement and to broaden students' understanding of intercultural and international issues. This year's focus on the Celtic Nations, defined as Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Isle of Man, and Cornwall.