Watershed Arts in Action: What does it mean to cultivate a Bioregional Imagination?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Arts Habitat Presents
Paola Berthoin

at Arts in Progress

  Museum of Monterey at Stanton Center

5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey 

Tuesday, July 22, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

$5 Admission Fee

2 hours free parking at Fisherman's

Wharf lot with local ID

Arts Habitat will present painter Paola Berthoin, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, July 22, for a presentation entitled Watershed Arts in Action: What does it mean to cultivate a Bioregional Imagination?


AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the auditorium of the Museum of Monterey at Stanton Center, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.  The program runs about an hour, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Paola Berthoin

Paola will share her evolution and work as a Watershed Artist.  In addition, John Dotson, Rosemary Luke, Pam Krone-Davis and Laura Bayless, authors and participants in the Passion for Place book project, will share how their creative endeavors connect them to the natural world, and how they carry those connections into their daily lives.



Finch Creek
Paola Berthoin was born in London, England, and came to Carmel Valley in 1965 with her mother and three sisters. She is a graduate of Carmel High School and California College of the Arts where she specialized in printmaking, handmade paper and animal drawing.




Sanctuary Map Painting
Paola's deep commitment to living in the Carmel Valley over the past forty-nine years and tending the land she has lived on for forty years has infused her visionary ways of interpreting the land through painting, writing, and advocacy for all watersheds of the Earth. From being a pastry chef and owning and running a restaurant with her mother when Paola was twenty-four years old to establishing the organization, RisingLeaf Watershed Arts in 2001, completing Passion for Place: Community Reflections on the Carmel River Watershed in 2012 and organizing community arts events focused on the Carmel River Watershed, many seeds of ecological awareness through the arts have been and continue to be planted locally and globally. 
View from Poison Oak Hill-Hastings Reserve