WATER RISING

Visiting artists hope to stimulate environmental stewardship

Water Rising is a project by the husband and wife team of British sculptor Garth Evans and American writer Leila Philip.

By Joseph Zyble
In October the City of Marquette will present Water Rising, an artistic collaboration that will feature a month-long exhibit and several events that will invite participants to consider their own connection with the natural environment.
Water Rising is a project by the husband and wife team of British sculptor and visual artist Garth Evans and American writer Leila Philip. A guiding concept behind their artistic endeavor is that stewardship begins with caring, and that caring begins with connection. Several organizations and institutions in the community are also collaborating to offer additional events to support the Water Rising experience.
“To bring in artists, especially artists of this caliber, from far away is a wonderful opportunity,” said Tina Harris, Marquette Arts and Culture Center manager. “They are bringing something unique and Marquette is the perfect place for this because of our location on the shore of a Great Lake and our desire to preserve it.”
The Water Rising exhibit will be at the Marquette Arts and Cultures Center, located at the Peter White Public Library, from Oct. 1st to the 30th.
Evans and Philip, who will come to Marquette mid month for a five-day artist-in-residency, will participate in several Water Rising events…

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Water Rising Exhibit October 1 – 30
City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center
*Free & Open to the Public

Artist Workshop: Craft Talk by Leila Philip
October 15, 4pm Northern Michigan University
*NMU Students Only

Author Reading by Leila Philip
October 16, 4pm Northern Michigan University
*Free & Open to the Public

Meet the Artists Reception
October 16, 7 – 9pm
City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center
*Free & Open to the Public

Artist Workshop: A Sculpture Workshop with Garth Evans
October 17, 9am – 1pm Northern Michigan University
*NMU Students Only, Materials Provided

Public Lecture: by Garth Evans
“Cardiff:” An Encounter with the Public and Some Consequences
October 17, 6:30 – 7:30pm Northern Michigan University
*Free & Open to the Public

Writing in Response to the Environment with Leila Philip
October 18, 10am – 12pm City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center
*Free & Open to the Public, Materials Provided

Art in Response to the Environment with Garth Evans
October 18, 1 – 3pm City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center
*Free & Open to the Public, Materials Provided

The Gift of Water: Hosted by Cedar Tree Institute
October 19, 10 – 11:30am Presque Isle Pavilion
Presenters include members from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Department of Natural Resources, Jordan Matterrella, project coordinator for the Interfaith Northern Great Lakes Water Stewards, and the Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP). Native teas will be served during the event. Afterward, the SWP will lead a volunteer, hands-on coastal resiliency project for anyone interested.
*Free & Open to the Public

Environment, Memory & Things: Film Screening & Artist Talk
October 19, 2 – 4PM Masonic #1, Masonic Square Mall
*Fresh Coast Film Festival Pass Required

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