Closing Reception: Standing with the Watershed
The fragile relationship between San Francisco Bay Area residents and their water supply was heightened by the recent events of the Rim Fire that tore through the protected watershed in and around Yosemite that provides the Bay Area with much of its water. Wholly H2O, in partnership with Sherwood Gallery, has assembled a provocative group of 17 artists working to address the environmental issues surrounding this interrelationship.
Presenting works in a variety of media, the show “Standing with the Watershed” opened in the Sherwood Gallery on December 5, 2013 and continues through January 30, 2014. The artists share their interpretations and experiences defined by the nature-urban interface and the dynamic transformative element of wildfire that brings the tension in this relationship to the fore. Both the physicality of the Tuolumne River Watershed and the use of these waters in San Francisco and Silicon Valley are the launching points for all of the artists’ work. Grappling with the dynamic and unpredictable variables of ‘natural disasters’ provokes a corresponding response exhibited in the paintings, photographs and installations on view in the gallery.
For those of you who missed the opening and only a party will get you out of the house, Standing with the Watershed’s closing reception is Thursday, January 30th, from 6-8 pm. We’ll have a few storytellers to enhance your experience of the Tuolumne Watershed and the Rim Fire. We promise it will be an evening well spent.
It will also provide you another opportunity to purchase a piece of artwork from the show (40% of proceeds goes to Wholly H2O), to donate in person to Wholly H2O and to RIM: River In Motion Education Center.
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