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  • Collection: Water Is Life

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Guests admire the work of Ayanna Proctor on her piece "Protect the Land, Save the Water". This piece is now a part of Raíces Cultural Center's permanent collections.

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Featured guest artist Isaac Murdoch shares an Ojibwe story with attendees of the Water Is Life exhibit series opening reception.

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Guests at the Water Is Life group exhibit opening reception gather to hear a talk and a storytelling by featured guest artists Christie Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch.

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Featured guest artist Christie Belcourt introduces Isaac Murdoch, who gave an Ojibwe storytelling at the Water Is Life opening reception event.

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Christie Belcourt was one of the featured guests artists at the Water Is Life opening reception. Her artwork was part of the inspiration for the project and she traveled, along with artist Isaac Murdoch, from Canada to take part in the opening…

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Raíces Director Francisco G. Gómez introducing the program coordinator for Water Is Life, Nicole Wines, along with volunteer and student Kira Herzog, who was instrumental in helping to set up and organize the Water Is Life initiative.

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Members of the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble presented sing for the waters, adding a musical and cultural component to the Water Is Life opening reception.

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Members of the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble, along with student Kira Herzog, play the Cuban batá drums and sing for the waters at the Water Is Life opening reception.

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Members of the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble presented songs for the water to add a musical and cultural component to the Water Is Life opening reception.

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Members of the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble presented songs from the Cuban Orisha tradition for Yemayá and Oshún, the forces of nature that represent the salt waters and the sweet, or fresh, waters.

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Raíces Director and co-found Francisco G. Gómez tells a story about the waters from the Cuban Orisha tradition. This story was later expanded upon for the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble presentation "Tale of Two Waters"

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Raíces Director and co-found Francisco G. Gómez interpreted a story from the book of Ifá, an oral tradition preserved and practiced in Cuba, originating in modern-day Nigeria. This story was about the two waters (salt and sweet) and the forces of…

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Raíces Director and co-found Francisco G. Gómez welcomes guests to the opening reception of the Water Is Life exhibit series and talks about the importance of environmental preservation and regeneration is to the preservation of cultural roots.

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Local residents and guest artists at the Water Is Life exhibit series opening reception event gather to hear music and stories for the waters, presented by the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble as well as by guest artists Isaac Murdoch and Christie Belcourt.

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All art submitted to the Water Is Life series was created with the theme of protection of our waters and our envionrment and ecosystems in mind. Over 50 artists submitted to the group exhibit and there were over 120 works of art on display in total…

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The call for art for submissions to the Water Is Life group exhibit sought artwork for a group show inspired by the theme “Water Is Life”, specifically pieces created in collaboration with the doodles of Isaac Murdoch, who was a featured artist in…

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Local residents attend the Water Is Life group art show opening reception.

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Volunteers and visiting artists encouraged guests and attendees to support the efforts of Raíces Cultural Center's EcoCulture program and the endeavors of the featured guest artists Christie Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch as they traveled throughout…

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Program volunteers from the Highland Park High School Environmental Club, led by Raíces Intern Kira Herzog, help raise funds for the protection of the waters, the earth and our ecosystems at the Water Is Life group exhibit opening reception.

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Discussions about the environment, climate change, protection of the waters and the earth, and youth actions sprung up througout the opening reception, inspired by the art and initiated by some of the guest artists and organizers of the event.

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Guests enjoying the opening reception of the Water Is Life group exhibit.

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Featured guest artists Christie Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch speak to Highland Park Councilman Phil George and HP Arts Commission member Amee Pollack about the urgency of acting to protect, defend and restore our waters, earth and ecosystems.

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Key Rings for a Cause joined Raíces Cultural Center to raise funds for our EcoCulture program as well as for Nimkii Aazhibikong, the indigenous languange camp created by the featured artists, Christie Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch and their community.

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Local artist Jeff Cohen with his submission "The Gift of Water", on display in the group art show of the Water Is Life exhibit series.

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All art submitted to the Water Is Life series was created with the theme of protection of our waters and our natural world in mind. Over 50 artists submitted to the group exhibit and there were over 120 works of art on display in total in several…
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