For Immediate Release
UN WORLD WATER DAY & “WATER FOR LIFE” INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION
Niagara Falls, ON, March 19, 2018 – In honour of UN World Water Day being celebrated on March 22, 2018, the Niagara Falls History Museum is excited to announce a new exhibit, “Water for Life”, opening at the Museum on May 12, 2018 that will provide the community with an opportunity to explore the international issue of access to safe drinking water through art.
The exhibit will run until September 9, 2018 and will feature 37 artists from 18 countries, displaying their works with a focus on the theme of water and the fact that water is the essence of life. These distinguished artists were selected based on their recognition by international art critics and their award-winning works. A complete list of artists can be found on the Museum’s website – https://niagarafallsmuseums.ca/exhibitions/future/water-for-life
Inspiration for this work comes from the famous underwater mural at the CÁRCAMO DEL RÍO LERMA by Diego Rivera. Rivera was assisted by Rina Lazo. Ms. Lazo has stated about this exhibition “I think it is very important to be aware that all human beings should have enough water to live with dignity.” She further added; “Diego Rivera painted the mural; water as the origin of life, to end the thirst of humanity.” He would be very proud if he knew about this group exhibition project in Niagara Falls.”
The Artistic Director, internationally renowned artist Antoine Gaber, and the International Cultural Promoter Angelina Herrera are working closely with the Museum to ensure that this exhibition showcase the artists but also ensures that visitors will leave the exhibition thinking about what they can do to ensure that clean water is available to all, both now and in the future.
“The Museum is thrilled to host an exhibition that brings artists from around the world together to highlight such an important global issue” says Suzanne Moase, Niagara Falls Museums Curator. “It is exciting to present an International Art Exhibition that examines a topic so directly related to this City’s iconic natural wonder.”
We encourage residents to check out the resources and the events happening around the world to think about what they can do about this important resource. The UN has set up Worldwaterday.org to draw attention to this issue as well. The 2018 theme is “Nature for Water” which explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.
“Water for Life” opens to the public on May 12, 2018 at the Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street and runs until September 9, 2018.
Details of some of the works are available upon request for media purposes
For more information, contact:
Clark Bernat, City of Niagara Falls
Manager of Museums and Culture
Email: [email protected]