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Art Talk & Book Release | Leila Philip and Garth Evans

Bush Barn Art Center 600 Mission Street SE

About this event

This event is provided by Salem Art Association

Join us for a presentation by Connecticut-based husband and
wife, Garth Evans and Leila Philip, as they talk about and share works from
their recent collaborative book project, Water Rising, which presents
watercolors by Evans and poems by Philip. Art has played an important role in
the preservation of the American landscape and the authors intend for this
project to draw upon that history to challenge and inspire audiences to a
greater awareness of and discussion about our relationship to our rural
spaces. Leila Philip is the author of three books and has received numerous
awards for her writing including from the National Endowment for the Arts,
the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the
Humanities. Garth Evans is a British sculptor whose work is included in major
public collections in the United States, Britain and Australia. The title
poem of Water Rising was a finalist for the 2015 Pushcart Prize in
literature. Proceeds from book sales will be donated to support environmental
stewardship. For more information on the project, visit
This event is free and open to the public.