knowledge _noon

Knowledge @ Noon
2nd Wednesdays
Noon-12:45pm | Free & Open to the Public
LIVE online

Knowledge @ Noon is a FREE monthly speaker series featuring Artists, Historians, and Agriculture Professionals that explores themes central to YoloArts and Yolo County Historical Collection exhibitions at the Gibson House and Property.

Archived Programs

Rebecca Riggs, Architectural Historian

Recording of a Live Knowledge @ Noon presentation from September 9, 2020.

This presentation covers what the National Register of Historic Places is and how it is used to evaluate historic properties. Riggs also provides background information and architectural descriptions of historic properties in Yolo County that are on the National Register.

Rebecca Riggs grew up in Woodland, CA and has always been passionate about the past. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Monmouth College (IL) and a Master of Arts degree in history and public history from California State University, Sacramento. She has worked as an architectural historian for Stantec Consulting Services for 3 years and currently sits on the Yolo County Historical Collections Committee.


Glenn Cole, Field Manager, UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program

Recording of a Live Knowledge @ Noon on August 12, 2020.

Glenn Cole obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo in Crop Science. Glenn has spent the last 35 years in the seed industry working on agricultural research. His experience has spanned the breeding and development of many crops including Alfalfa, Wheat, Melons, Tomatoes, Peppers and Sunflower. He has a particular interest in the identification and incorporation of valuable traits from wild species into the domesticated crop of interest. Genetic diversity is a critical component to any breeding program and creatively implementing proper strategies to capture the value of that diversity is the challenge he likes to solve the most. He has spent the last 5 years as the Plant Breeder/Research Manager for the UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program.

This agriculture talk focused on the history of Strawberry Research at UC Davis and current innovations in the industry throughout California and internationally.

Jane Ingram Allen, Eco Artist

Recording of a Live Knowledge @ Noon on July 8, 2020.

Jane Ingram Allen, originally from Alabama, lived in Taiwan from 2004-2012 and moved back to the USA in August 2012, settling in Santa Rosa, CA. She continues her career as an international artist using sustainable materials and collaborative processes to raise public awareness about environmental and social issues.

She discussed hand paper-making for indoor and outdoor art installations including the use of plant materials. She also spoke about works created during residencies in Taiwan, Tanzania, and several in the USA. She currently has work in the WEAD exhibition at The Barn Gallery.

Judith Selby Lang, Eco Artist- Where We Are

Recording of a Live Knowledge @ Noon on May 13, 2020.

For Judith Selby Lang “making something out of nothing” has been her motto as she crafts her artwork from found objects, discards, trash. While the content of her work has a message about the spoiling of the natural world by the human/industrial world, her intent is to give aesthetic form to what is considered to be garbage.

Her ephemeral public art works have graced the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza, the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, and Stanley Harbor, Hong Kong to name a few.

Exhibition Receptions for Tomorrow Have Been Postponed

In light of the current recommendations from Yolo County Health and Human Services regarding large community events we will be postponing the Women Eco Artists Dialog: The Legacy of Jo Hansen and the Fashion Forward exhibition receptions scheduled for tomorrow, March 12, 5:30-8pm. We will be working closely with exhibition partners, Women Eco Artists Dialog and … Continued