Thursday, November 16, 7 p.m.
A pair of artists in residence at Willowtail Nature Preserve and Education Center will present two perspectives on wildfire: Lorena Williams, writer, wildland firefighter, and writer-in-residence at Willowtail will lead a discussion of what should be done by the many stakeholders to deal with the intensity and consequences of wildland fire that has been escalated by historical fire suppression, climate change, and an unprecedented housing explosion in the wildland-urban interface. She will pose the question: Knowing what we know about wildfire, how do we move forward?
Her discussion will be complemented by the artistic representations of Suze Woolf, painter, sculptor, scientist, and artist-in-residence at Willowtail, which include large watercolor paintings that can double as sculptures as well as smaller sculptural books. Her works focus on the effects of fire and climate change on the forests of the western US, particularly, charred trees and beetle kill.