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Thursday - 3/18/2010
Environmental Art Projects: A National Perspective
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Boise WaterCooler, 14th Street And Idah
Details: Environmental Art Projects: a national perspective
Tricia Watts, Founder of Ecoartspace

March 18, 2010, 5:30 p.m. at Boise WaterCooler, 14th Street and Idaho

ecoartspace (www.ecoartspace.org) is one of the leading eco-arts organizations in a growing
community of artists, scientists, and designers who are developing creative and innovative
strategies to address global environmental issues. Their philosophy embodies a broader concept of art in its relationship to the world and seeks to connect human beings aesthetically with
the awareness of larger ecological systems. Since 1994 Watts has researched eco-artists and
founded the nonprofit ecoartspace in 1997, one of the first websites online dedicated to art and
environmental issues. She has produced and consulted on over 26 temporal and permanent
site-specific environmental art installations in the public sphere including: a “green” public art
work for the LEED designed Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center near Los Angeles; an
ecological interpretive artwork for the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant;
and a 30-day large-scale installation on Crissy Field in the Presidio, San Francisco that
included 16 poles with windsocks to address wind energy for the UN World Environment Day
2005. Watts has also attended public art and ecology festivals internationally in Taiwan and
India. On March 18th in Boise, Watts will present examples of several national and international
environmental art projects and discuss what is currently happening in the field.

Upcoming Related Environmental Public Art Project Opportunites:

1. Public Works Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour Pathway Art - Deadline March 19
2. Public Works Neighborhood Lift Stations - Deadline March 19
3. Artist Workshop: Preparing Temporary Public Art Proposals - March 26 & 27
4. Public Works, CCDC and Idaho Greenworks: Greening of the Grove - Deadline April 16
5. Public Works Eco-Art Temporary Public Art Project Proposals - Deadline April 23
To review the individual calls to artists currently available, visit our website at
www.BoiseArtsandHistory.org and look under opportunities.

Questions? Karen Bubb, 433-5677 or e-mail kbubb@cityofboise.org.
Link:  www.BoiseArtsandHistory.org
 
FREE Landscaping Class: Design A Xeric Landscape
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Boise Public Library, Downtown
Details: Becoming a Greener Gardener

Boise is a great place to live. By incorporation water conservation practices into your landscape, you can ensure Boise remains great.

United Water Idaho, University of Idaho Extension, and the City of Boise want to teach you how to incorporate the principles of xeriscape into your landscape with FREE classes.

You'll learn the principles of: Planning and Design, Practical Turf Areas, Efficient Irrigation, Soil Improvements, Mulching, Appropriate Plant Selection and Good Maintainance.

To register now, email
landscape@unitedwater.com or call 362-7336

FREE Landscaping Classes
Thursday Nights 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Boise Public Library
715 Capitol Blvd. Boise, ID 83702

Tonight's Class: Design a Xeric Landscape
Instructor: Susan Bell, Ada County Extension Office
Link:  www.greenworksidaho.org/pdf/landscapeclass.pdf
 
Seminar: Air Sealing Your Home
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Foothills Learning Center
Details: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, SUSTAINABLE HOMES...
...an interactive seminar series for homeowners.

Every Thursday at the Foothills Learning Center, 7-8:30pm
3188 Sunset Peak Road (N. 8th Street, 1/3 mile from end of pavement)
$10 per session, $65 for the entire series

Tonight's topic:
Air Sealing Your Home: Air-tightness is the single biggest factor in home energy use. This discussion will focus on
ways to measure and fix infiltration issues.
Link:  www.greenworksidaho.org/pdf/sesh_flyer.pdf