CANCELLED/POSTPONED-“Reflections” An Evening with Renowned Landscape Architect Richard Haag; Frid., May 27th, 7:15 PM (LIV No Host Wine Bar 6:30-7PM)

Bloedel Reserve Reflection Pond

Richard Haag – Reflection Pond Bloedel Reserve

Our evening with Richard Haag has been postponed for now.  Please watch for future information.  Friends of the Lopez Library and the Lopez Island Library proudly present a legacy event: An evening with renowned landscape architect Richard Haag. The work of Richard Haag is internationally recognized for its creativity and in particular its sensitivity to the natural environment. As a design activist Richard Haag launched and has advocated new ways to think about landscape architecture and ecology. He has created more than 600 built projects including commercial and residential, cultural landscapes, parks and public spaces. He is well known for two landmark projects that shaped landscape architecture around the world, Gas Works Park on Lake Union in Seattle where he converted an industrial ruin into a model for postindustrial landscapes reclaimed for public space; and the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island which represents a sensitive transformation of marsh and woodland into the stunning preserve of today enjoyed by many. He is the only person to twice receive the prestigious American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) President’s Award for Design Excellence and among other awards was presented a lifetime achievement award, the highest honor given to a Landscape Architect by his peers, the 2007 ASLA Design Medal. He was awarded a Fulbright in Japan for 2 years and was Resident at the American Academy in Rome. He is founder and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington and the Richard Haag Endowed Scholarship was instituted in his honor. A biography of Richard Haag is available at the library (gifted by Dennis and Meg Ryan) “The Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag”. Join us for this a one of a kind evening celebrating the art and legacy of a master. Music and a Lopez Island Vineyards no host wine bar will begin the evening from 6:30 to 7:15 PM followed by Richard Haag’s presentation. For more information contact Jen Krajack at the Lopez Island Library 468-2265.