Perhaps it’s because it’s raining outside as we write this, but our thoughts are on rain. And water. It is March, after all, and the colors of our days are as saturated as a Flora Bowley painting.
And if you’re in the Stockton, California area in March, there’s a very interesting art exhibit that centers around water–specifically, the water of the San Joaquin Delta–that you may want to check out. Called Delta Waters, it’s a collection of eight site-specific works that explore the human impact on the Delta region, along with its preservation and beauty. There are textiles by Linda Gass, photos by Esmeralda Ruiz and sound by water and eco-artist Basia Ireland, but our favorite just might be the OPENrestaurant collective’s tap-water tasting. The exhibit is at the Delta Center for the Arts’ LH Horton Jr. Gallery, at San Joaquin Delta College.
While water’s still on your mind, check out charity:water, a non-profit organization that gives 100% of its donations to fund clean water throughout the world. Their logo is a Jerry can, that bright-yellow container that’s used for gasoline or water. If you like the charity, you can start others talking about it by wearing some of their Jerry-can gear, including T-shirts and a striking silver pendant.
Between Delta Waters and charity:water, you may never look at rain in the same way again.