Regester Lecture: “Beneath Stilled Waters: Representing Columbia Basin Water Issues” with Elise Richman

Elise Richman, professor of art and art history, has been chosen to deliver the 47th Regester Lecture. Professor Richman’s innovative, process-driven paintings explore elements of the material world and states of flux. Water is a primary inspiration in her work, as an element, dynamic force, source of sustenance, and resource.  Water demarcates geographical and topographical borders and these borders are changing.  Water also deeply influences our region’s past and is central to current debates that will inform the future of ecosystems, economies, and cultural practices. Whether in abstract or representational terms, her paintings are inspired by the motion or stillness of water, exploring the notion of “ripple effects,” or the reverberations of action/acts visually and conceptually. Please join us for an engaging evening via Zoom.

The John D. Regester Lecture series was established in 1965 to honor John Regester, who joined the Puget Sound faculty in 1924. The address is given by a member of the university who exemplifies the qualities of scholarship and intellectual integrity that professors and students have long associated with Regester, who taught philosophy and served as dean of the university and graduate school.

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