History, Aesthetics & Usage Of Benicia’s Water Portrayed In Exhibit




Beach Walk, by Nikki Basch Davis

Drop by Drop, A Brief History of Benicia Water through the Eyes of Its Artists, is a group exhibition of artworks by Benicia artists, hosted by Arts Benicia and the Benicia Historical Museum, July 26, 2017 – May 27, 2018.

The exhibition highlights the history of water in Benicia from its founding as a deep-water port in 1848 to its present-day identity as a waterfront town. It will explore sub-themes ranging from aesthetics and the exploration of our sense of place on the Carquinez Strait, to the more critical observation of general water usage, public need, associated infrastructure developments, the effects of drought and flooding  and an eye toward future sustainability. The exhibit is curated by Mary Shaw.

Participating artists: Nikki Basch-Davis, Carol Dalton, Larnie Fox, Bodil Fox, Linda Grebmeier, Marilyn Schaeffer, Lee Wilder Snider, and Stephen Schumm. Scott Zoog will create a “reimagined rain barrel,” which will be added later to the exhibition. Drop by Drop is supported by a grant from the Benicia Community Sustainability Commission.

Drop by Drop
A Brief History of Benicia Water Through the Eyes of its Artists
July 26, 2017 – May 27, 2018

Fall Brush, by Nikki Basch Davis

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