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Date: 04-18-2019 - 04-20-2019
Title: Water, Water: WAMA Pop-Up Invitational


Water, Water: A Pop Up Invitational
Thursday, April 18 – Saturday, May 18, 2019

Coinciding with Earth Day 2019, the Walter Anderson Museum of Art mounts a month-long exhibition of contemporary art examining the relationship between people and their waterways. Inspired by Walter Anderson’s excursions in and depictions of both salt and fresh water, this exhibition is guest curated by John Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe, avid adventurer, visual artist, and steward of the Mississippi River. Interested artists should send digital images and an artist statement to curator@walterandersonmuseum.org; deadline for submissions is March 15.

 Water, Water takes its name from a verse from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner, one of Walter Anderson’s favorite poems. The exhibition examines the myriad ways that water and human societies interact – sometimes beautifully, sometimes at odds.

 Related programs include:

 Thursday, April 18 from 5 – 8 PM
Exhibition opening reception

 Saturday, April 20 from 1 – 4 PM
RiverTalk with John Ruskey and author Jerry Schumm

Water, Water guest curator John Ruskey discusses life on the river, his upcoming canoe trips to the Gulf barrier islands, and the conservation efforts of 1Mississippi to protect America’s greatest waterway. Author Gerald "Jerry" E. Schumm Jr. signs copies of his memoir, Pass the Paddle: Mississippi Dreamin’ Come Hell or High Water, a tale of his marathon relay canoe trip down the river. Accompanied by an intergenerational art making workshop inspired by indominable character of Mississippi water. 

Walter Anderson Museum of Art
510 Washington Avenue

Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564