“River of Hunger” exhibit at Watermark
November 16 - December 23
Featured photo: Watermark volunteers Sharon Fruetel and Laurie Desiderato. Submitted.
This holiday season, Watermark Art center invites you to help them “deplete the river of hunger to create a river of sustenance.”
The social change piece “River of Hunger: River of Sustenance” consists of more than 200 individually crafted porcelain spoons that float atop a 10 foot “river” of rice. Gallery visitors are invited to choose a spoon in exchange for a donation that will directly support the Bemidji Community Food shelf.
“The idea is that as empty spoons, representing hunger, disappear from the piece, the river of rice, sustenance, will become more and more visible,” explains the artist, Marion Angelica (Minneapolis, MN). The River, which has raised nearly $10,000 for nonprofit organizations addressing hunger, has been hosted by libraries, galleries and houses of worship.
The River will remain at Watermark in conjunction with “It’s Only Clay” through December 23, 2020. Watermark Art Center is free and open to the public 10 – 5pm Wednesday through Saturday. 505 Bemidji Avenue N, Bemidji, Minnesota. 218-444-7570. watermarkartcenter.org