In conjunction with its co-host Shippensburg Arts Programming & Education (SHAPE), Middle Spring Watershed Association (MSWA) is very pleased to announce an art exhibit called “FLOW: Art Inspired by Water”. The two organizations will co-host this art show in April at the SHAPE gallery, 20 W. King Street, Shippensburg. The exhibit will feature art exploring and presenting the beauty, ecology, and fragility of rivers, streams, and other water systems, and the impact of water in our lives.
The exhibit will be open to the public during gallery hours in April, kicking off with a reception the evening of Saturday, April 4, and running through Friday, April 24. April was chosen to synchronize with related events, including trout season, Shippensburg University Earth Day events on Thursday, April 23, and MSWA’s stream cleanup as part of Ship Shape Day on Saturday, April 25.
A short series of public talks on stream ecology, hydrology, and conservation will be offered on Thursday evenings during the show. The talks and exhibit are intended in part to raise public appreciation of local streams, the interconnectedness of watersheds, and watershed issues.
Simultaneous to announcing the exhibit, SHAPE and MSWA issued a call for art to be shown at it. SHAPE will be using a new, online art submission process, linked directly to their website, which is expected to make submission of artwork easier and more accessible for artists, especially for those who do not live in the area. Details about the art submission process are available via the SHAPE website http://www.shapeart.org/call-for-artists.html and https://flow.artcall.org/