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Bowen Lecture: Betsy Cain
April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Betsy Cain, one of the featured artists in the Emerging Artists exhibit currently showing at the Museum, is a visual artist and environmental activist living on the marsh on the coast of Georgia. From the University of Georgia College of Environment & Design website comes this description of Cain and her environmental concerns:
Since 2007 she and her husband, photographer David Kaminsky, have been responding to and documenting the severe environmental impacts of a neighbor’s state permitted nine-hundred-and-eighty-foot dock that reaches out into the shallow tidal estuary of Tom Creek on Wilmington Island in Savannah, Georgia,…[her work is] both an artistic interpretation and a pragmatic exercise in environmental conservation, raising questions and challenges to understand complex eco-systems and the socio-political-cultural processes of how societies affect and are affected by their natural environments.
Cain’s lecture will explore her artistic work and environmental concerns and the interrelationship between the two.
Betsy Cain will be presented with the “Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Bowen, Jr. Award.” The award was created in 2015 to honor the lifelong commitment to education of the husband and wife for whom the award is named. The award is given annually by the Museum of Arts and Sciences to a student, artist, or scholar who demonstrates excellence in an area of artistic expression or scientific research and whose contributions to a field set them apart as an example for others.
Funded by the Bowen Award Fund.
Free to members and students
General admission for the public: $5