Enjoy a variety of free educational presentations hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. Guest speaker presentations will be held on designated Saturdays, starting at 10:30 am at the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center!
Meet the Presenter- Janet Essley
Essley is a painter, muralist, and teaching artist with over 25 years’ experience creating collaborative murals with youth and adults. Her personal work is often focused on environmental issues. Habitat conservation for shorebirds is one of those issues. Research for this project, begun in 2012, has immersed Essley in shorebird scientific studies and an astounding variety of human artistic expression from around the world. Her images have been used by a variety of shorebird biologists and international conservation organizations. This ongoing project developed from a query by long- time friend and shorebird biologist Lee Tibbitts on ways art could be used to develop public awareness for the habitat conservation needs of shorebirds. Seeing shorebirds through the lens of art may inspire viewers to learn more of the biology of these remarkable beings, and of the urgent need to protect critical migration stopover habitats. “by what name: an illustrated poem of kinship” asks fundamental questions about our relationship to conservation.
Essley resides in White Salmon, WA in the Columbia Gorge.
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