Stewards of the Land: Fireside chat by Sadafumi Uchiyama, Chief Curator of Portland Japanese Garden
FEAT. DAWN UCHIYAMA, DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF PORTLAND
MODERATED BY DR. KENDALL BROWN, PROFESSOR OF ASIAN ART HISTORY AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LONG BEACH
Join us in our Living Room for a fireside chat with our Chief Curator, Sadafumi (Sada) Uchiyama, as he reflects on 15 years at Portland Japanese Garden. Whether it is maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the Garden for over a decade or creating and integrating the plan for the Cultural Crossing Expansion Project (which expanded the Garden from 5.5 to 12 acres), to helping to establish the North American Japanese Garden Association, to preserving the art of Japanese gardening through the International Japanese Garden Training Center, Sada has made an impact that transcends the physical garden. He embodies a true steward of the land, with a devotion to fostering something greater than himself that will outlast his lifetime.
Alongside Sada will be a special guest, Dawn Uchiyama, his wife and Director of Environmental Services for the City of Portland. Through her 30-year career in public service, Dawn has driven and implemented a wide variety of strategic watershed, stormwater system, and green infrastructure initiatives. Dawn worked with Sada creating the green infrastructure system at Portland Japanese Garden that helps channel water runoff from the top of the Garden to the city’s stormwater treatment system down the hill.
As Sada will be looking to retire at the end of the year, don’t miss this rare opportunity to journey through the stories, wisdom, and legacy of a curator who has left an indelible mark on Portland Japanese Garden and beyond.
TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: