Opening Art Reception for "What Color is Water?"
Venue: Virginia Tech Perspective Gallery (Squires Student Center), Blacksburg
Organizations: Kat Mills
Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Arts & Theatre
Cost: Free
The Virginia Tech Perspective Gallery, located within the Squires Student Center, presents an Opening Art Reception for "What Color is Water?" on Friday, March 16, 2018.

Since April 2016, Perspective Gallery’s Art Reach Program has collected paintings on 9” x 9” watercolor paper that consider the question What Color is Water? Designed as a Socially Engaged Art Project the question prompts awareness of what affects water quality.

Participants created an artwork of their perceptions about the color of water and engaged in a dialogue about whether the color of water they painted is drinkable and why.

The exhibit includes a wide range of styles including the first paintings of two-year olds to the art of well-known regional artists.

As national attention has turned to the issue of water-quality in our cities, this project is designed to encourage our youngest citizens, guided by Virginia Tech students concerned about living in a clean world, to become viscerally connected to one of our most vital and fragile resources, water.

Local musician Kat Mills will provide original live music during the reception.

Collaboration include, Virginia Tech Student Environmental Coalition, SEEDS Blacksburg Nature Center and Virginia Master Naturalists. These associations have provided opportunities to discuss the science of water quality and link it to watershed health while participants painted.

The exhibit will be on display from March 17 - June 3, 2018.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

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