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A WaterWays' supporting event, "Visions of the Verde" is an all-media juried visual art exhibition that will feature artworks that depict, address, celebrate or are otherwise influenced by the Verde Watershed. All explorations and interpretations of this theme and all media, styles, and techniques are encouraged to apply.
Many partners are working together to develop community events and complementary exhibits, host public programs, and facilitate educational initiatives to deepen people’s understanding about what water means culturally, socially and spiritually in the Verde Valley.
Partners include the Yavapai Apache Nation, Yavapai College, Keep Sedona Beautiful, Camp Verde Community Library, and Friends of the Verde River. Events in development include an Arizona Humanities Speaker Series held at multiple venues, a film screening of Viva la Verde, presented simultaneously at multiple locations, in addition to the Verde Watershed themed art exhibit, “Visions of the Verde” opening in August at the Yavapai College Verde Art Gallery.
About the Arizona Water|Ways Exhibition:
The Arizona tour of Water/Ways is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian has partnered with Arizona Humanities, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, and the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University to bring the exhibit to Arizona. Water/Ways will tour 12 Arizona rural communities starting in June 2018 and will conclude March 2020.
Water/Ways explores the endless motion of the water cycle, its effect on the landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at political and economic efforts to ensure access to water and explores how human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways to protect water resources and renew our relationship with the natural environment.
Tucson Museum of Art
Black Canyon City, AZ
Cañon Elementary School District 50
WestWorld of Scottsdale
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick