Water—an essential element of life—is the focus of our next major art exhibition. This September we will kick off The Value of Water, a 6—month exhibition including many of the world's top artists, curated by participating artist Fredericka Foster. The art will be hung and displayed throughout the Cathedral.
There has always been art in the Cathedral, much of it regularly on view. What's so special about this exhibition is that the entire Cathedral—the bays, the nave, the choir; liturgical space, performance space, and the intellectual space—will be interacting with the art and the artists.
And because discourse, reflection, and open listening are key parts of our mission, we are taking this event to another level. Concurrent with the exhibition, we will present a wide range of programs involving scholars, social advocates, poets, musicians, and storytellers.
Water is considered by many to be our most critical resource. Currently, the media is focusing a good deal of attention on water, and we hear daily news about potential threats to the earth's oceans and our own supplies of fresh drinking water.
At the Cathedral, many of the world's best performers and speakers have entertained, inspired, and educated our community. They do so for many reasons, but one is that musicians, poets, artists, and thinkers of all kinds recognize what they have in common—a love of our amazing Earth and all its inhabitants. The Cathedral's hope is that by presenting art in a space where quiet reflection comes naturally, new connections will be made.
The fuel of art is the desire to know the world, near and far, inside and out. From that early curiosity arises the need to protect and celebrate what protects and nurtures us. And few natural issues will impact us more than water.
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