Robin Reid plus a few good creatures

  • Fri Oct 15th, 2010 11:30pm
  • Life
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Through Nov. 9, a menagerie of creatures has been ushered into the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts by six Lopez artists.

Deborah Bundy, Polly Ham, Terry Marshall, Daphne Morris, Natalie Rousch, and Cathleen J. Wilson have brought their love of nature together in a show entitled “A Few Creatures Great and Small.”

In conjunction with this show, Dr. Robin Reid, director of the Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University, will be speaking at the center on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.

Dr. Reid, an ecologist who has lived and conducted research in the United States, Africa, and Asia, will be delivering a talk entitled “Building Sustainable Futures in Communities Around the World.”

Drawing on her 18 years in Africa, Dr. Reid will focus on the challenges and potential for success of various community initiatives with which she’s worked, emphasizing “innovative ways to conserve biodiversity and create a more sustainable future.”

“We’re excited to have Robin here as one more way of expressing our hope that we can all continue to thrive together in this world,” says Lopez artist Polly Ham.

Admission is by donation. Dr. Reid’s talk will be followed by a reception.