SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & LINKS

~Kristopher Monroe, SavArtScene: “What does music make you see?” Savannah Now - Oct. 28, 2018, Print & online - https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20181027/savartscene-what-does-music-make-you-see-savannah-artists-explore-song-verses-in-lyric

~Kristopher Monroe, SavArtScene: “Savannah’s Lisa Watson ‘saving the planet one garden at a time” Savannah Now - Aug. 26, 2018, Print & online - http://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20180825/savartscene-savannahs-lisa-watson-saving-planet-one-garden-at-time

~Bevin Valentine Jalbert, ”What Goes Unseen: Art & Activism in the Work of Lisa D. Watson” Paprika Southern Magazine - Summer 2018, Vol. III, Issue 4

~”Lisa D. Watson 6 Apr — 10 Jun 2018 at the Imlay Gallery in Montclair, United States” Wall Street International Magazine (online)“ April 20, 2018 https://wsimag.com/art/37603-lisa-d-watson

~"The Atlanta Arts & Culture Weekly Review" Voyage ATL. April 6, 2018. Online

~Stephen Prudhomme, "Making An Artistic and Environmental Statement" Spirit Newspapers. Jan. 18, 2018. Print & Online

~Kristopher Monroe, "SavArtScene: Savannah saw variety of cultural highlights in 2017" Savannah Now. Dec. 30, 2017 Print & Online

~Rachael Flora, "Art in 2017: What we liked, what we didn't, and what we're excited for in 2018" Connect Savannah. Dec. 27, 2017 Print & Online

~Rachael Flora, "Lisa D. Watson bridges the environment" Connect Savannah. Nov. 15, 2017 Print (cover) & Online https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/lisa-d-watson-bridges-the-environment/Content?oid=6264400

~Kristopher Monroe, "SavArtScene: Savannah artist’s personal vision writ large on walls of Jepson" Savannah Now. Nov. 12, 2017 Print & Online. http://savannahnow.com/accent/column/news/2017-11-11/savartscene-savannah-artist-s-personal-vision-writ-large-walls-jepson

~Kristopher Monroe, "Activist turns focus back to art" SavannahNow. Aug. 5, 2017 Print & Online http://savannahnow.com/accent/column/news/2017-08-05/savartscene-activist-turns-focus-back-art

~Rachael Flora, "Artist Spotlight: Lisa Watson" Art Rise Savannah. Feb. 20, 2017 http://artrisesavannah.org/blog/4615407

~Kristopher Monroe, "SavArtScene: Put local gallery art on your shopping list", Savannah Now. Nov. 26, 2016

~Amanda Foster, "Local Woman Looking to Rename Talmadge Bridge", WJCL - ABC. July 20, 2016

~Lisa Hueneke, "Span the Gap Presents Artist Perspective on Talmadge Bridge", Savannah Art Informer. Online. June 9, 2016

~Kayla Goggin, "Lisa D. Watson: Spanning The Gap", Connect Savannah. Print & Online. June 8, 2016 http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/lisa-d-watson-spanning-the-gap/Content?oid=3541917

~Kristopher Monroe, "Span the Gap Exhibit Commemorates Bridge Anniversary While Advocating Name Change", Do Savannah. Print & Online. June 7, 2016

~Babbie Guscio, "Spanning the Past, the Present and Art", The Bluffton Packet. Print and Online. May 25, 2016

~Aberjhani, "The Struggle Continues to Correct Racial Transgressions of America's Past", The Examiner. Online. May 11, 2016 www.linkedin.com/pulse/struggle-continues-correct-racial-transgressions-past-aberjhani

~Jessica Leigh Lebos, "Name Shaming The Talmadge Bridge", Connect Savannah. Print & online. April 20. 2016 http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/name-shaming-the-talmadge-bridge/Content?oid=3432869

~Jessica Leigh Lebos, "The Unexpected Nature of Bridges", Connect Savannah. Print & online. Week: Aug. 26 - Sept. 1, 2015

~”Artist to host exhibition At City Hall” , WTOC News. Online: 6/29/2015

~”Exhibit on bridges to open at City Hall”, WJCL News Online: 6/29/2015

~”Lisa Watson Art Exhibit”, Welcome To Savannah. Feb. 5, 2015. Online

~Amanda Pierce, ”Savannah Gallery to Feature Fine Arts Alumna”, www.CCAD. March 5, 2014.

~Allison Hersh, “Life at Mermaid Manor” Savannah Magazine. July/Aug. 2011.

~Donna Thomas, “Merit Award Winners - Mixed Media/Collage Exhibit” The Gallery of Paper Mill Village Blogspot, March 7, 2010

~Kira Perov, “Going Forth By Day - Bill Viola” Publication 2002

~Kimberly Sullivan, “Good Habit’s Hard To Break”, 1995 Print: Eastern Hills Journal  

My Top 3 List of Simple Ways to Be Green by LDW

I’m going to start by saying I cannot believe that in 2015, I have to make this list. 

I get it, you forgot your reusable bags at home. 

NO!  I DON’T GET IT!  WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? I’ve been doing all this stuff for 35 years; it’s totally second nature to me. I seriously cannot take it anymore and I’m about to explode with frustration! 

Please recycle my irritated parts...

 

# fricken 1: RECYCLE. 

 

Oh yes California, people don’t recycle and they're not teaching their children about sustainability.  Yay! 

Like my friend Linda, I’ll carry a plastic bottle with me on 2 flights, 2 airports and a taxi ride, till I see the illustrious recycling symbol. Every little item counts.

*Paper (junk mail, office, receipts)

*Cardboard (boxes, dry and frozen food boxes, beverage holders)

*Aluminum and tin cans

*Glass Bottles

*Plastic (beverage bottles, plastic bags [at grocery stores], plastic etc.

*Donate your stuff (furniture, clothing, paint, books, etc)

...the list goes on, but this enough to get you started.

Please don’t whimper, “But I don’t have curbside recycling.”

Collect the above items, drive to your recycling facility and shut up. I did it for years.

 

#2: KEEP YOUR REUSABLE BAGS IN THE CAR OR CARRY THEM WITH YOU.

 

Do you really want a drawer full of plastic bags? I see 20-somethings put one item in a plastic bag at the checkout register; breaks my heart. “Help me Obi-Wan Millennials, you’re my only hope.” My 85 year old mother brings her cloth bags to the store. You’re 25!

Each year the US uses approximately 30 billion plastic and 10 billion paper grocery bags, requiring approximately 14 million trees and 12 million barrels of oil. 

Ugh! 

“Only if someone would invent a reusable cloth bag.”

They did! Hundreds of years ago! 

 

#3: SAVE WATER!

 

It’s only a matter of time we’ll be strapping a guitarist to our war machines and fighting for a glass of liquid life; Mad Max plug...the new movie is awesome BTW.

*Don’t leave water running while brushing teeth, washing dishes or your car.

*Don’t get a glass of water at the restaurant if you’re not going to drink it. Not only did you waste 16 oz. of water and ice, they have to wash it.

*Xeriscape your garden. Last year, I watered my front yard one time.

*And, let the yellow mellow. Just do it.

 

I haven’t given up hope yet. I know many people who are doing all of the above. 

It’s you I’m reprimanding; YOU, squirming in your lack of consciousness while leaving a smelly footprint on this planet. 

Be green, it’s empowering and I will stop giving you the stink eye. 

 

More green ideas next month!