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3 Water Water Everywhere Paean to a Vanishing Resource Water is the worlds most crucial resource and the basis for all earthly life. Its preservation and protection may be our greatest environmental challenge. The global water crisis affects everyone from those lacking enough to those experiencing uncontrollable floods that wash away homes and land and wildlife. Water Water Everywhere Paean to a Vanishing Resource will bring to light the sanctity of water and its sources as well as the beauty and strangeness of water. The exhibition is comprised of 30-second to 30-minute films from 41 artists worldwide exploring water issues from the political to the personal and from ethics to aesthetics with works that are documentary experimental educational humorous solemn animated or acted. Among the vibrant works in Water Water Everywhere is a 22-minute International Rivers feature A River Runs Through Us describing the threats facing rivers particularly from dams Icelock a 30-second short illustrating the melting of glaciers by Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Acquarone a 3-minute film The Kabul Sea by Afghan filmmaker Alka Sadat about the Kabul River a 22-minute film from Evan Abramson Carbon for Water about profound water disasters in Africa a 4-minute film from Indonesian artist Monika Hapsari called Big Trash that looks at agriculture and overpopulation a performance film by British artist Claudia Borgna called Sweep and Weep Weep and Sweep in which she cleans the beaches a 14-minute teaching documentary by Friends of the Earth Middle East called Good Water Neighbors an 8-minute work Jacques del Conte called A Colossal Fracking Mess a 5-minute film by Canadian Liz Marshall about deadly tar sands and more from Europe Latin America Africa South Central and East Asia as well as North America. The exhibition is curated by Jennifer Heath an independent scholar award-winning cultural journalist critic curator and activist. Her many exhibitions include The Veil Visible Invisible Spaces and The Art We Love to Hate Black Velvet. She is the author of nine books of fiction and non-fiction including Land of the Unconquerable The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women from the University of California Press. Gallery 3 September 19 2015 - June 19 2016 OpeningreceptiontakesplaceonSeptember222015at7p.m.attheHuntingtonMuseumofArt.AdmissiontothisMacysFree Tuesdayeventisfreeaspartofthe4thTuesdaySeriesatHMA.Refreshmentswillbeserved.Dr.MikeBeckHMAsConservatory DirectorywillconductseveralexperimentsincludingtheelectrolysisofwaterinHMAsEducationGallery.OpeningReception Generously Sponsored by the Marshall University College of Science in Memory of Shelba Glenn Pew. This exhibit is a project of Baksun Books Arts. For more information on this exhibit visit Special Thanks to the members of HMAs NXTGEN Committee who helped in the planning for this exhibit. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Evan Abramson and Carmen Elsa Lopez Still from Carbon for Water 2011. High definition video. Sound 22 minutes. This work is included in Water Water Everywhere Paean to a Vanishing Resource.