Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Water Jam: Call For Talent

Friday, March 22, 2013, in coordination with World Water Day sponsored by UN-Water, Art for Water, is hosting a Water Jam!  Help us to bring awareness to inequitable and unsustainable water issues locally and around the world.  We are seeking local talent to share their passion for water through music, poetry, and storytelling about or inspired by WATER.  Please email us to describe your performance and submit original stories or poetry, or notify us of your choice to perform someone else’s piece.  If you are musically inclined, please forward us a demo if possible, or we can arrange to meet to hear you.  We will be making final choices by Sunday, February 17th and we will advise you of the set list. 

Small bites and refreshments will be served.  Admission is free- donations encouraged, which will be given to global water NGO Pure Water for the World, and local NGOs to protect our river and watershed.

Thank you for your effort and spirit!  Be on the lookout for other ways to participate in World Water Day and Art for Water’s Water Jam and other projects!

Water Jam
Friday, March 22, 2013
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Colonial Corner
Next to Colonial Theatre on Main Street in Downtown Keene

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Great Hope from Great Brook School

Today I spent a few hours with a group of junior high students at the Great Brook School in Antrim, NH who are involved in an Environmental Leadership Club after school to learn about careers in sustainability. They visit local farms and businesses as well as inviting guest speakers to come to the school. Jenn Sutton of the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock runs the club and invited me to speak to the students about Art for Water. As the group was small – only 6 – the presentation was informal and dynamic. These students were engaged, thoughtful, curious, compassionate, and creative. We could have talked all day, but our time was limited. Participation in the Stream of Conscience project was enthusiastic with written contributions reflecting the global water issues we discussed. One student wrote, "Water is now a concern for me and I think I want to help with it." Encountering such thoughtful children gives me great hope for the future.