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Sense of Place

Sense Of Place

Sense of Place

Wednesday, October 7, 6:30pm
Confluence: Teachable Places Along the Columbia River System with Colin Fogarty

Fostering a deeper understanding of connections to our landscape and one other. Now in its 6th year, the Annual Sense of Place Lecture Series continues to deliver interesting, meaningful lectures that bring us closer to the human and natural history of The Columbia River Gorge. Each lecture draws, on average, 200 people looking to build a greater connection with the place they call home.

The Confluence Project highlights the convergence of the history, cultures and ecology that define our region through artistic installations along the Columbia River. Colin Fogarty, Director of  the Confluence Project, will discuss the five existing and one developing Confluence sites that span the Columbia River from Cape Disappointment on the coast to Chief Timothy Park at the gateway to Hells Canyon. The final site, scheduled for completion in 2017, will be at Celilo Park, where the roar of Celilo Falls was silenced in 1957 with the construction of The Dalles Dam. For generations to come, the project will educate people about this significant site and invite them to respect its legacy.

Colin has 20 years experience in radio journalism, first as a reporter for Oregon Public Broadcasting and then as regional editor for public radio’s Northwest News Network. His stories appeared regularly on National Public Radio’s “Marketplace” and other regional and national radio programs. Colin was most drawn to stories focused on the role of history in our lives today, especially the history and cultures of the Columbia River. In 2014, Colin became executive director of Confluence, a nonprofit based in Vancouver, Wash., which connects people to place through art and education.

Colin will speak on Wednesday, October 7, at Columbia Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the lecture begins at 7 p.m. Come early to enjoy a glass of wine or beer and meet others in the community. Gorge Owned’s (GO!) Sense of Place is an annual lecture series that seeks to foster a deeper understanding of and connection to our landscape and to one another.

  • October 7, 2015
    11:30am - 1:00pm
  • October 7, 2015
    11:30am - 1:00pm

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

Address:
215 Cascade Ave, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States

Description:

Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • October 7, 2015
    11:30am - 1:00pm