Wandering: Observations of Our Watershed

I am showing Mapping Our Watershed, the piece I created in collaboration with community members last summer, alongside four new egg tempera paintings made plein air in four local watersheds, in the exhibition WANDERING: Observations of Our Watershed at Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia. The selection of vintage and contemporary drawings, paintings and photography by Philadelphia artists, curated by Thom Duffy, is centered on the artists’ observations of our region’s watershed and captures our rivers, streams, wildlife, and tidal wetlands. The purpose of the exhibition is to encourage exploration of our watershed, and discussion of the intricacies and nuances of balancing an ecosystem in an urban setting.

Participating artists include Nancy Agati, John Carlan, Melvin Chappell, Chris Cox, Antoaneta Denkin, Daniel Flinchbaugh, Michael Frechette, Michael Gallagher, Richard Metz, Kate Kern Mundie, and Rebecca Schultz. The exhibition runs from April 20th – July 27th, 2024, with a preview reception on Thursday, April 28, 2024. Curator and artist tours are on April 20, May 4 and 18, June 1, 15, and 29, and July 13 and 27, at 11am and 1pm.