Center for Service-Learning to Host Public Art Community Engagement Forum Feb. 1 Downtown

Western’s Center for Service-Learning is hosting a Community Engagement Forum from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the Pavilion at Maritime Heritage Park (514 W. Holly St.) on the theme “Linking Campuses and Community through Public Art."

The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

Panelists include faculty from a variety of disciplines, as well as community leaders:

  • Jess Levine — Art Department
  • Kelly Hart — Executive Director of Allied Arts of Whatcom County
  • Kristiana Kahakauwila — English Department
  • Toby Ten Eyck — Wandering Oaks Fine Arts Gallery and Glass Studio & Sociology Department
  • Theresa Warburton — English Department & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Panelists will respond to questions such as:

  • How could we better use existing public art to teach students, community members, and visitors about this region?
  • What new types of public art would you like to see in Bellingham and the Salish Sea Region? What impacts would you hope it would have?
  • How could public art showcase, and facilitate, relationships between higher education institutions and the broader community? 

Please come to learn from our panelists and engage in dialog on this important topic!

Community Engagement Forums are part of the Community Engagement Fellows program ( The mission of Community Engagement Fellows is to help higher education faculty and community-based educators in northwestern Washington nurture engaged citizens, serve the public, and improve our region and the planet.

Please send questions about the event to

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 12:08pm

Event Date