Doctor, art scholar scheduled to speak |

Doctor, art scholar scheduled to speak

Daily Staff Report

EDWARDS – Dr. Roy Schwarz will discuss globalization in the 21st century at the Cordillera Valley Club in Edwards from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday. Schwarz is president of the China Medical Board of New York, Inc., a private foundation established in 1914 to promote western medicine in China and in Asia. The organization has programs in China, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Mongolia.The organization provides education in areas without medical schools. It also has placed physicians and specialists in under-served areas of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.Admission to the presentation is $20 for Vail Symposium supporters and $25 for all others. An optional buffet dinner will follow the presentation for $35. On Aug. 11, Dr. Elliot S. Vesell will discuss American painter Thomas Cole, consider an early environmentalist, and the Hudson River School of Art. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Grouse Mountain Grill in Beaver Creek. Vesell edited “The Life and Works of Thomas Cole,” a collection of Cole’s poetry, essays and descriptions life in New York’s Catskill Mountains between the 1820s and 1840s. Painters inspired by Cole include Frederic Edwin Church, Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran, who was known as “Father of the National Park System” because of the influence his paintings had on the emergence of Western tourism.Vesell is the Evan Pugh Professor and founding chair in the Department of Pharmacology at the Penn State University College of Medicine.Admission to the presentation and dinner is $75 for Vail Symposium supporters and $100 for all others.For more information or to make a reservation for either event, call the Vail Symposium at 476-0954.Vail, Colorado

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