Lectures

8/4/14 “Art and Science” STEAM Lecture, SC Sea Grant Consortium, Edisto, SC

6/5/14 “Our Common Thread: Environmental Awareness” Sierra Club & Piccolo Spoleto lecture, Charleston, SC

8/9/13-8/11/13 “Mapping Your Personal Landscape Two-Day Batik Workshop”, SPIN, Tallahassee, FL

7/27/13-7/28/13 “Mapping Your Personal Landscape Two-Day Batik Workshop”, The Textile Museum, Washington, DC

1/24/13 “Our Expanding Oceans” Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY, lecture with Orrin Pilkey

7/22/12-7/27/12 Silk Painters International Festival, Santa Fe, NM, keynote speaker, panelist, and teacher

2/2/12 Carolina Science Cafe, lecture with Orrin Pilkey, Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, Chapel Hill, NC

1/20/12 Cary Institute of Ecological Studies, Millbrook, NY, lecture with Orrin H. Pilkey

10/14/11 North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Conference, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC, guest lecturer with Orrin Pilkey for Global Climate Change: A Primer

9/8/11 Book signing & lecture for Global Climate Change: A Primer, with Orrin Pilkey, SC Coastal Conservation League event, Charleston Library Society, Charleston, SC

7/10 Performance Batik, Seascape, Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, MA

10/10/09-10/13/09 Batik Workshop, Sydney, Australia

10/08 & 09/09 Lectures, University of New South Wales for the College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia

10/11/09 “Aerial Inspirations” Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia

09/09-10/09 TAFTA Batik Workshop, Geelong, Australia

8/20/09 Webcast through MyMoon website, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX

8/5/09 “Passion to Productivity” Art Institute of Charleston, SC

11/15 & 11/16/09 “Polar Attractions” Batik demonstration, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

11/21/08 “Women, Nature, and Creative Collaborations” Monotype demonstration, sponsored by SC Arts Institute and USC Green Quad Learning Center for Sustainable Futures, Columbia, SC

7/8/08 “NASA: Fifty Years and Beyond” Batik demonstration and panel discussion, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, DC

5/20/08 “Woman and the Business of Art” workshop, Center for Women, Charleston, SC

4/26/08 “Silk Perspective:  Mary Edna Fraser’s Batiks” keynote speaker, American Society of Landscape Architects 2008 Tri-State Conference, Charleston, SC

4/08 “Celebrating the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

3/31/08 “A Science and Art Collaboration” with Orrin Pilkey, Dittmann Center, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

9/07 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

9/06 “Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Barrier Island Center, Machipongo, VA

3/06 “Deltas, Barrier Islands and Beyond” and “Barrier Islands” University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

6/05 “Large Scale Public Art” World Batik Conference, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

6/05 “Silk Tableaus” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

2/05 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey for Duke University graduate students, studio visit, Charleston, SC

9/04 “Collaborative Batiks” and “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands,” with Orrin Pilkey, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

3/04 “Aerial Photography and Art” Charleston Center for Photography, Charleston, SC

2/04 “What The Water Gives Me” Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

1/04 “Our Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Hanes Auditorium, Chapel Hill, NC

1/04 “Collaborative Process with Environmental Scientists and Astronomers” and “Large Scale Silk Batiks” Emory University, Atlanta, GA

12/03 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Center for A Sustainable Coast, St. Simons, GA

11/03 “Outer Banks to Outer Space” Theater Art Galleries, High Point, NC

11/03 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA

10/03 “What The Water Gives Me” with Marjory Wentworth, South Carolina Art Education Association 2003 Staff Development Conference, Charleston, SC

6/03 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, Charleston, SC

9/02 “Wind, Waves, and Sand” James R. Smail Gallery Exhibition Opening, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

5/02 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, NC Coastal Federation, Hammocks Beach State Park, NC

11/01 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Geological Society of America, Annual Exposition, Boston, MA

6/01 “A Shared Vision: Preserving the Barrier Islands through Science and Art” with Orrin Pilkey, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

1/01 “Using Art to Promote Conservation” Alliance of National Heritage Areas National Conference, Charleston, SC

1/00 “A Global View of Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Tainan, Kaohsiung, and Taipei’s leading Universities, Taiwan

11/99 “Blending Art and Science” with Orrin Pilkey, Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society, Charleston, SC

8/99 “What the Water Gives Me” with Marjory Wentworth, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

8/99 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands” keynote address with Orrin Pilkey, National Marine Educators Association, Pawleys Island, SC

1/99 “Restless Ribbons ” with Orrin Pilkey and Marjory Wentworth, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC

3/98 “Coastal Imagery” NOAA, Charleston, SC (Presented slides depicting coastal vulnerability, repeated in April for the Heinz Foundation & June for a Duke University postgraduate field trip)

7/18/96 “Textile Mapping” Dutch Cultural Center, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia (Presented two decades of batiks inspired by aerial views, gathered Asian and European artists to discuss batik in a modern context)

6/1/96 “Celebration of Textiles Day” The Textile Museum, Washington, DC (Demonstrated large scale batiks)

3/95 Series of lectures conducted at the Smithsonian Institution,Washington, DC:

“Docents Forum” Smithsonian Education Volunteers Advisory Board annual meeting, training session for all museums
“Our Solar System” Mutual Concerns Seminar, American Association of Museums & Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, tour of  “Aerial Inspirations” with curator Susan Lawson-Bell
“Trio of Collaborators” interactive haiku workshop with Marjory Wentworth and Barbara Hagerty, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
“Map of Experience” Smithsonian Institution Associates, addressed the creative process and its evolution from inspiration to completion
“Portfolio Network” Smithsonian Institution Associates, shared professional communications and portfolio experience, critiqued participants’ presentations with curator Susan Lawson-Bell

9/94 “A Shared Vision: Preserving the Barrier Islands through Science and Art,” with Orrin Pilkey, Einstein Planetarium, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC

11/93 “Building Coalitions for a Creative America” National Endowment For the Arts, Charleston, SC (Four-batik visual display for a national teleconference viewed by 600 arts leaders throughout the US)

7/87 American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, Charleston, SC (Concluding symposium speaker)

6/83 “Celebration of Textiles: Fiber to Fashion,” Textile Museum, Washington, DC (Demonstrated batik)