An outdoor art exhibition will be projected on the exterior of St. Lawrence’s Owen D. Young Library throughout the month of September.
“Water & Origin: Protecting the First Storyteller”, will take place Friday, Sept. 11, Friday, Sept. 18, and Friday, Sept. 25, all at 7 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition is only open to members of the St. Lawrence University community.
According to the Gallery website, “Water flows in rivers and streams, in arteries and veins. It flows around us and through us. From raindrops to vast oceans, from the largest tree to the smallest pollinator, we are all part of its currents. Water moves through rivers, as ancient beings that guard the stories of the living organisms that inhabit their banks and waters. In the exhibition, artists from across Turtle Island/North America explore these vital narratives. Through photography, painting, textiles, and ceramics, artists share the cultural memories of their communities and the importance of protecting these waterways.”
The exhibition will take the form of a series of outdoor projections, and will be curated by V. Blake Lavia and Tzintzun Aguilar-Izzo ’15. Through contemporary dance and photography, they delve into the environmental history of the Kaniatarowanénhne / St. Lawrence River Watershed on traditional Haudenosaunee territory and at the Antigua Watershed of Veracruz, Mexico, Totonac / Nahua Territory. Other artists included in the exhibition are Mohawk quilter Iakonikonriiosta, Mohawk ceramicist Katsitsionni Fox, and the Mexican painter Alberto Migort.
“Water & Origin” is part of the North Country Art, Land, and Environment Summit, a St. Lawrence University Arts Collaborative Project.
Learn more about the exhibition on the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery site.