Solano Water Stories exhibition, designed by artist and educator Mary Shaw, is part of a larger Arts Benicia grant project called Stewarding our Resources: Solano Artists Create, Collaborate, and Educate, funded by the California Creative Corps, a program of the California Arts Council. The project is engaging artists in creating original material to be used to educate Californians about water conservation and climate mitigation.
Solano Water Stories is about the history of water, water conservation, and climate change mitigation practices in Solano County. Designed for all ages, this exhibition includes information about historic, indigenous, and current urban, rural, and agricultural land and water use as well as ongoing conservation practices. It includes a pop-up reading room, original artworks, personal water stories, a poetry corner, maps, videos, photographs, and additional information gathered from our partner organizations: Sustainable Solano, Solano Resource Conservation District, Solano Land Trust, and the Solano County Water Agency.
Solano Water Stories exhibition aims to facilitate a deeper understanding of the problems facing the upcoming generation and the solutions that may already be partly in place, upon which they can improve. Solano Water Stories is about Solano County water conservation in the face of climate change, community engagement, and hope for a sustainable future.
This activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a State Agency.
Mark Brest van Kempen