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Attendee of the Water Is Life opening reception viewing some photography submissions in the group exhibit.

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The Water Is Life exhibit series intended to bring attention to the plight of the waters through the arts. One of the submissions that helped to accomplish this was the Okeanos Foundation for the Sea display, featuring a model seak vaka - an…

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This exhibit series brought together local community members and visiting artists from around the US and Canada. Here a local Highland Park, NJ resident who stopped into the reception when passing by sits with visiting artist, Patsea Griffin and her…

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Attendees of the Water Is Life opening reception from the local Highland Park community.

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It was an honor for Raíces Cultural Center to recieve the gift of visiting artists from around the US and Canada as part of the Water Is Life exhibit series initiative. Julia Marden traveled from Vermont to participate in the opening reception.

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Featured visiting artist Christie Belcourt interviews Nicole Wines, one of the organizers of the Water Is Life exhibit series initiative.

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Local resident Karlos Subverses recording interviews and reflections from some of the organizers of the Water Is Life initiative on a livestream of the opening reception event.

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Julia Marden is an artist who creates traditional handcrafts, like the flat bag featuring Thunderbird Woman that she crafted for this group show. Julia traveled from Vermont to be a part of the opening reception.

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Checking out the artwork from over 50 local and international artists who submitted pieces for display in the group show of the Water Is Life exhibit series.

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Featured visiting artist Isaac Murdoch, whose doodles inspired the theme of the project, being interviewed by local resident Karlos Subverses, while in turn focusing his own camera on the interviewer and livestreaming the interview.

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Attendees viewing artwork at the Water Is Life group exhibit opening reception.

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Visiting artists and some friends check out the group show before the opening reception begins. Some of the artists featured in the group show traveled from as far as Vermont, Oregon, and Ottowa, Canada to attend the opening reception event.

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Born on the Wings of Thunderbirds, 2017, oil on canvas and Isaac Murdoch prints, 72"""" x 60""""

One of the first submissions received and hung in the group art show was this painting by Peri Nerri. Peri made this piece specifically in response to…

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Noah's Flood, by Joseph Ursulo, a found object sculpture on display at the reception for the Water Is Life group exhibit.

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Aquairius Rain, painting by Cindy-lou Schmidt, on display at the reception for the Water Is Life group art show.

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This model vaka, an indigenous sailing vessel from Polynesia, submitted by Okeanos Foundation for the Sea stayed on display for a full month at 431 Raritan Ave., bringing awareness to the need for sustainable sea transportation.

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A selection of artwork submitted to the Water Is Life group show, from both local and international artists.

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Section of art created by local and international youth on the theme "Water Is Life". From paintings to sculptures made from garbage collected during river cleanups, there were submissions of youth art from individuals as well as organizations such…

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Artist Patsea Griffin, who submitted six "Silent Chimes" to the exhibit, drove to New Jersey from Ottowa, Canada, to be a part of the opening reception.

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Artist Patsea Griffin, who submitted six "Silent Chimes" to the exhibit drove all the way from Ottowa, Canada, to be a part of the opening reception and to display her additional art work, a "Water Is Life" leather jacket handpainted and worn by…

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Paintings submitted to the Water Is Life group exhibit. The call for art for this show specifically sought pieces created in collaboration with the doodles of Isaac Murdoch, who is a featured artist in this exhibit series, as well as original artwork…

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Some submissions from the Water Is Life group exhibit. The call for art requested artwork of any medium that reflected the theme "Water Is Life" and held true to the idea of protecting and defending the environment.

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Water Is Life group art show window display at Tiger Art Supply in Highland Park, NJ

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Okeanos sea vaka model on display in the window of 431 Raritan Ave. in Highland Park NJ for the duration of the Water Is Life exhibit series project.

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One of the first submissions received and hung in the group art show was this painting by Peri Nerri. Here it is on display in Tiger Art Supply before being shipped to its new home to the art collector who commissioned the painting. Peri made this…
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