The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition dives into water–an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically. The Apalachicola Arsenal Museum located in Chattahoochee, Florida, will be host to the Smithsonians’s Water/Ways exhibit from August 28 through October 23. In addition, to this prestigious exhibit, we are proud to announce that Clyde’s Apalachicola River exhibit will be on display. In societies across the globe, water serves as a source of peace and contemplation. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are inspired by the complex character of water – a substance that is seemingly soft and graceful that is yet a powerful and nearly unstoppable force. Water also plays a practical role in American society. The availability of water affected settlement and migration patterns. Access to water and control of water resources have long been a central part of political and economic planning. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment. This exhibit will be available free to the public. Museum hours are Tuesday – Thursday and Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm. Call (850) 794-0197 for additional hours and details.
Turf Wars: Art Speaks for the Earth featuring “Living Waters” Clyde Butcher photography exhibit on loan from the Aquatic Preserve Society. The juried show will feature the original works of local artists and special events all month long including Action Workshops every Wednesday in November 1-3 pm. Nov. 1, 2019: 6-10pm Opening Reception, Nov. 1, 7pm: “Trashion Fashion Show”. Nov. 6: workship with Zan Lombardo. Nov. 13: Lecture and discussion on Climate Change with Dr. Terry Root, Nobel Peace Prize winner. Nov. 20: Gallery Talk with Susan Hedge. Nov. 23: 7:30 pm – 9pm Cultural night with Calusa Waterkeeper, music and storytellers. For questions, call 239-333-1933.