|copyright 2016 R.S. Boucher Watercolor on Paper|
Perspective Gallery is working on an exhibit titled, What Color is Water? A community Art Reach Water Awareness Program which will culminate in a site specific art installation at Virginia Tech’s Perspective Gallery in spring 2018.
Background: Clean water is an irreplaceable resource required for life. Water reflects a society’s priorities, yet every day we read about how our earth’s most precious resource is being degraded, commodified, or becoming less available to the earth's inhabitants. “What Color is Water?,” is a collaboration between water quality education programs and the residents of the region to “connect” with water in a way which encourages us to see our most fragile resource, as clean, refreshing, pure, and in need of our protection and good stewardship.
Objective: Participants will create a 9” x 9” watercolor of their perceived “color of water.” Each artist will sign their name and donate the work for a site specific art exhibit in Perspective Gallery to be installed and shown during spring 2018. Participants will be notified about the exhibit as details are developed.
Open to all ages and ability levels.
April 2016 – January 2018: Artwork will be created through Perspective Gallery’s Art Reach and Pop Up art opportunities. Please contact: Robin Scully Boucher (firstname.lastname@example.org), Art Program Director if you would like to participate.
Pop Up locations where project participation is available (more to be added as project develops):
- SEEDS Blacksburg Nature Center Thursdays from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. when open.
- Blacksburg Farmers Market Wednesdays, weather permitting 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
March – May 2018: What Color is Water? installation, workshops, lectures and a public reception at Perspective Gallery. Details TBD.
Perspective Gallery's Art Reach program is designed to connect VT students interested in the arts with venues where art is happening within the community.
Perspective Gallery offers Pop Up Art Events to engage students, faculty, staff and the community in
arts activities which don't always fit within a gallery setting.