Events

Altamaha: The Environmental History of a Great American River

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September 20th, 2012
Scope of the Conference:
Join the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia for the opening of the exhibition "Altamaha: Visions of a Great American River " in the new, expansive Owens Gallery on North Campus. The exhibition celebrates the Altamaha, Georgia's mightiest river, through the photographs of James Holland, who served as Altamaha Riverkeeper for ten years. The exhibition pairs Holland's photographs with a variety of other materials exploring the cultural and natural history of the river.

The grand opening reception and gallery tour, scheduled for 4:30 to 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 20, is free and open to the public. James Holland and contributing author Dorinda Dallmeyer will speak and sign copies of "Altamaha: A River and Its Keeper" published by the University of Georgia Press in June 2012.

The College of Environment and Design recently moved into its newly renovated headquarters on Jackson Street in the building which formerly housed the school of art.
The new building is conveniently located adjacent to the North Parking Deck and the Jackson Street bus stop.

The "Altamaha" exhibition will run through October 31 and is open to visitors during UGA working hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibition is sponsored by the College of Environment and Design, the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, Georgia Sea Grant, the UGA Marine Extension Service, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Georgia Natural History Museum, Georgia River Network, and the Altamaha Riverkeeper.