Elizabeth Roberts Lecture: Make Art Not Trash: An Artist’s Call to Action

Where:                                                                                                                                                            Earl Warren Showgrounds - Warren Hall - Community Room

When:                                                                                                                                             Saturday September 8th, 2018 3:30-4:30pm                                                                        Sunday September 9th, 2018,  12:00-1:00pm

A passionate advocate for clean oceans and coastal stewardship, Elizabeth Roberts spends much of her free time cleaning beaches and exploring Oregon’s watersheds. Over the years she has participated in large scale marine debris removal projects and research expeditions in the Gulf of Alaska and the Gulf of Maine. She uses marine debris to create art that inspires awareness about plastic pollution and how single use plastics and our consumer choices are impacting our oceans fragile ecosystems. Elizabeth has built sculptures for The Washed Ashore Project in Oregon, Bømlo Kunstlag in Norway and the Norrie Point Environmental Center in Staatsburg New York. You can see more of her work by following @marinedebris911 on Instagram.