“Five Years Out: ‘Trouble the Water’” Curator Talk and Reception
In conjunction with the fifth anniversary of Eastern Iowa's historic flooding, Legion Arts presents Trouble the Water, a groundbreaking exhibit in which a dozen contemporary artists explore issues related to water: droughts and floods, climate events and climate change, as well as the economics, distribution, uses, and scarcity of this incomparable commodity. The exhibit, Trouble the Water, will be featured from May 3 - June 16 at Legion Arts. Trouble the Water is curated by Diane Barber, Houston, Texas, and features artists from Argentina, Arizona, California, Japan, Massachusetts, Minnesota, the Netherlands, New York, Qatar, and the UK.
The event on Thursday, May 30 is free and open to the public. It is part of Living with Floods, a statewide project to commemorate the anniversary of recent flood events statewide in Iowa over the past five years, celebrate progress made towards recovery, and raise awareness of flood mitigation strategies and the interconnectedness of our environment and the watersheds in which we live. The Obermann Center is proud to be a co-sponsor