An installation at the Hennepin County Government Center of paintings and puppets arranged in vignettes along the long corridor of the exhibit case.
Beautiful, somewhat humorous, and also educational recognition of what it is that connects us all to draw the viewer into deeper considerations of their own relationship to water and our own best humanity in protecting our vital water.
Accompanied by narratives written in various languages.
Commissioned by Forecast Public Art and the Hennepin County Multicultural Arts Committee
December 1, 2017 – January 18, 2018.
This exhibit is from various works for the water:
- Life of Hoh 1983
- Invigorate the Common Well 2007-present
- Come to the Well 2007
- Beneath the Surface 2008
- Decorate the Well in Gratitude 2008
- Are You Thirsty? 2007-present
- Mayday Parade and Ceremony / Multiple years
- Many water residencies where people wrote and painted thanks and prayers for the water: 2004-present
- And also from Winter Dreams - multiple years (directed by Alison Heimstead)
Curator of the Exhibit: Sandy Spieler
Designers and Installers of the Exhibit: Sandy Spieler, Duane Tougas, Silvano Aquilar, Steve Ackerman
Volunteer Help: Sharon Meister, Patty Gille, Deb Woyke, Deb Ervin
Artists who designed and built the puppets: Sandy Spieler, Duane Tougas, Julie Boada, Paul Chamberlain, Blake Love, Jessica Tweet, Jim Koplin, Allison Duddle
Translators: Silvano Aquilar, Abdillahi Ganey
Thank You to Jen Krava from Forecast Public Art, and the Hennepin County Multicultural Arts Committee who invited us to create this exhibit.