In September 2009 Betsy Damon served as Artist in Residence at the University of Dayton's Art Street facility. Damon is recognized internationally for her work revolving around the concept of Living Water and has been awarded numerous grants by both the artistic and ecological communities.
Documentation of a March 20, 2018 conversation with Betsy Damon and Asia Art Archive in America's Jane DeBevoise and Cici Wu focused on the documentation of 'Keepers of the Waters', Ms. Damon's community-based water activism initiative, that took place in Chengdu, Sichuan Province (1995) and Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region (1996).
Water Rules Life, a visual art media piece by Betsy Damon, shows how art heals environments.



Books as Resources

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