Happy Winter Solstice
We hope this finds you all well. Here in New England we have snow on the beaver pond.
In October, we had a fantastic week in the Upper Peninsula in Michigan working with the Cedar Tree Institute to bring the Water Rising video installation and workshops to the community. "Environment Memory & Things" was up in the Marquette Cultural Center from October 1 - 31. Proceeds from book sales went to the Superior Watershed Partnership.
Looking to 2020
Please consider supporting our ongoing mission to generate funds for conversation about environmental stewardship by purchasing a copy of Water Rising.
Makes a great gift!
Thank you for your support
Leila & Garth
We had a fantastic week in the Upper Peninsula in Michigan working with the Cedar Tree Institute to bring the Water Rising video installation and workshops to the community. "Environment Memory & Things" was up in the Marquette Cultural Center from October 1 - 31. Proceeds from book sales went to the Superior Watershed Partnership.
A nice review of Garth's exhibition.
Garth is in Cardiff, Wales installing an exhibition, which will feature six decades of his work. Opening is September 16th at Chapter Arts Centre. Lelia heads over this week to join rehearsals for “The Cardiff Tapes”, which runs September 19th through the 21st.
Funded by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, we are pleased to be bringing the following events and programs to the Upper Peninsula. Our goal is to increase awareness of the environmental challenges now facing the great lakes due to climate change. All events save the daytime workshops at NMU are free and open to the public.
We seek to encourage stewardship through Creative Responses to Place – Throughout the month of October, creative work generated by the community in response to the exhibition, Water Rising, will be collected in an ongoing basis. This work, along with creative responses generated in the community workshops will be collected and curated by the Marquette area Gallery Director and arts administrator, Pasqua Warstler. A follow-up exhibition featuring this work is planned for 2020 and will travel to locations in the upper peninsula.
Note all proceeds from book sales and broadsheets will be donated to support the important environmental work of the Superior Watershed Partnership.
We have some exciting news to share. In May we received a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council to bring Water Rising to the upper peninsula of Michigan in partnership with the Cedar Tree Institute. For the month of October, an exhibition of watercolors from the book, along with poems and the video installation will be on view at the Marquette Arts & Culture Center. On October 15th, we travel to Marquette to give a week of talks and workshops for the UP community and for the Northern Michigan University School of Art and Design.
Our film, “Environment, Memory & Things” has been accepted to the Fresh Coast Film Festival which runs Oct 17 – 21 in Marquette.
We are looking forward to visiting the gorgeous UP. We hope we can contribute to awareness about the environmental challenges now facing the Great Lakes.
This fall, all proceeds from book sales / broadsheets will be donated to support Superior Watershed Partnership & and Land Trust.
Throughout the summer proceeds from book sales will continue to be donated to Shark Research Institute, Princeton, New Jersey. If you haven't done so already, please consider asking your library to purchase a copy of Water Rising, or donate one. Every bit helps.
Wishing you a great summer
Thank you for your ongoing interest and support as we keep pressing forward with Water Rising’s mission to generate funds for and conversation about environmental stewardship. If you haven’t already seen the UN Report released in May, we encourage you to take a look. It outlines many concrete actions.
- Leila & Garth
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Water Rising will be on view as part of an upcoming show titled "Water Rising: Making Art in Storm and Calm," at Groundwork Gallery in the UK from March 9th to June 1st, 2019.
We hope this finds everyone well. We've had our first snow! Happy to announce that starting this month, Water Rising will be on sale at the Princeton University Art Museum Bookstore with proceeds directed to the Shark Research Institute (SRI) -- you can order by phone 609-258-1713. Founded in 1991, the Shark Research Institute is a non-profit scientific research organization located in Princeton, NJ. They conduct and sponsor research on sharks and promote their conservation.
Looking ahead we are working to bring Water Rising to the beautiful upper peninsula in Michigan. We will be partnering with various art foundations and environmental groups as we apply to the Michigan Humanities Council.
Thank you for your support
Water Rising will be shown at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California.
Free and open to the public!
Proceeds of books sales are being donated to the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, which does great work with environment and youth in the Bay Area.
Dates: April 19, 2018 @ 6:30pm
Location: Nave Alcove, Presentation Gallery
111 Eighth Street, San Fransisco, CA 94107
The Water Rising video installation, "Environment, Memory & Things" opened at the New Bedford Art Museum this Friday as part of a group show called "SCAPES." The exhibition runs through March 11th (if you can visit, check out the Whaling Museum)
As the holiday season opens, we hope you will consider making Water Rising a gift to friends & family. Anyone who loves art and the natural world will love knowing that their gift helps support environmental causes.
To to this, google your local library's "purchase request form" or email your librarian with the link created for libraries. Be sure to let your librarian know that only by using this website link, will proceeds go to environmental causes (not Amazon).
- Leila & Garth
Opening: 10/27, 6 - 8 pm
Address: 608 Pleasant St, New Bedford, MA 02740
Installation on view from 10/25 - 3/11
Water Rising will be shown at the New Bedford Art Museum in the show titled Scapes: Placemaking in the 21st Century. The exhibit will feature 13 artists whose work engages art and place. http://newbedfordart.org/upcoming-exhibitions/
This collection is inspired by the avant garde mid-twentieth century term psychogeography, which is described as “the study of the relationship between the places that [people] move through in [their] everyday life and the effects that those places have on [their] minds." These contemporary artists are reimagining landscape in the 21st century, with each work in SCAPES investigating the human experience with the environment to reveal rich, colorful, and highly emotional internal worlds that are both strange yet familiar.
SCAPES: Placemaking in the 21st Century is an exhibit of contemporary painters, photographers, digital media artists, and sculptors who are still seeking said glory. Artists today are flipping the Modernist focus on the sublime in nature to a postmodern exploration of internal landscapes. Housed in the individual and cultivated, by not only what is seen en plein air, but also experienced socially, culturally, and emotionally.
 “The Cape School.” Cape School of Art, capeschoolofart.org/history/.
 Ryan, Rosanna. “How Our Surroundings Affect the Way We Think and Feel.” Radio National, 10 Sept. 2015,www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sundayextra/how-our-surroundings-affect-the-way-we-think-and-feel/6758818.
As we look forward, these trips and the work we have been able to accomplish have inspired us to take Water Rising to more places around the world where artists and environmental stewards are working together. We are looking for venues in the coming fall and spring. If you are interested in setting up a book event or video installation in your community, please reach out to us. Our mission is not over yet!
- Leila & Garth
November 6, 3-5 PM
Installation on view from 10/31 - 11/6
The Water Rising Installation video will be on view October 31st until November 6th at the Kerri Gallery in Willmantic, Connecticut.There will be an Artist Talk and Reception from 3-5 PM on the 6th. The proceeds will go to The Joshua's Trust, NE Connecticut's largest land trust.
Here is a direct link to the interview: