Jerri Bartholomew spoke about “Rivers, Salmon and Disease in a Changing Climate” at the opening for Source2, an art exhibition about Water and Vulnerability. The exhibit, at the Chessman Gallery in the Lincoln City Cultural Center, featured paintings by Sandy Roumagoux and stoneware sculpture by Liisa Rahkonen.  “Source2” encompasses “our relationship and responsibility to protect the living water around us - clean streams, rivers, estuaries, lakes and the sea. This show is about vulnerability, and a call to action,” said Rahkonen.

The program included speakers who explored the spiritual, societal and scientific needs of water, as well as a dance performance and a heritage interview on video.

Featured speakers and performers at Source2 included:

  • Duncan Berry – photographer, entrepreneur and leader in the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve Conservancy;
  • Elizabeth Wilson – Board of Directors and longtime instructor in Peace Village Global, an international instructor in Peace and Social Justice through Pacific University;
  • Jerri Bartholomew – Glass artist, professor and head of the Department of Microbiology at Oregon State University, who will speak on the current and future conditions of our rivers;
  • Dancers from the LCCC Ballet Program – Led by Diane Christiansen, performing to “Time to Swim” by the Shook Twins; and,
  • A recorded interview with Agnes Baker Pilgrim – Also known as “Grandma Aggie,” Takelma and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.