The College of Environment and Design will host an opening reception for the exhibition Altamaha: The Environmental History of a Great American River on Sept. 20 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Circle Gallery, located in the new Jackson Street Building, 285 South Jackson St.
The exhibition will celebrate Georgia’s Altamaha River through the photographs of James Holland, one of the founders of the Altamaha Riverkeeper in 1999. The exhibition will pair Holland’s photographs with a variety of other materials exploring the cultural and natural history of the river.
During the event, which is free and open to the public, copies of Altamaha: A River and Its Keeper, published by the University of Georgia Press in June, will be available for purchase. The book features 230 of Holland’s photographs, along with essays by Georgia authors Janisse Ray and Dorinda Dallmeyer, a College of Environment and Design faculty member.
The Altamaha exhibition will be on view through Oct. 31 and is open to visitors from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Sponsors include the College of Environment and Design, the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, Georgia Sea Grant, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the University of Georgia Press, the Georgia Museum of Natural History, the UGA Marine Extension Service, the Georgia River Network and the Altamaha Riverkeeper.
On Sept. 21 at 10 a.m., the College of Environment and Design will hold a building dedication ceremony for its new facility. UGA President Michael F. Adams, CED Dean Dan Nadenicek and Sydney Thompson, a fifth-year bachelor’s of landscape architecture student, will speak about what this newly rehabilitated building means for UGA and the college. A ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the main entrance and a short reception will follow.
The remainder of the day will serve as an open house for alumni, the university community and the public. Student work and storyboard posters relating the history of CED on campus will be on display around the building. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. there will be an informational fair in the critique space of the Jackson Street Building.