In Focus: Watermark Art Gallery’s ‘Nibikaang’ Exhibit Celebrates The Importance Of Water

In Focus: Watermark Art Gallery’s ‘Nibikaang’ Exhibit Celebrates The Importance Of Water


TENNIS GIRLS TEAM. >>SPORTS, THANK YOU.>>YEAH, EXCITING NIGHT.>>>A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE WATERMARK ART CENTER IN BEMIDJI IS EXPLORING THE CENTRAL ROLE WATER PLAYS IN OUR LIVES. REPORTER SHIRELLE MOORE HAS A LOOK IN TONIGHT’S IN-FOCUS. [ DRUMMING ]>>Reporter: THE TRANQUILITY AND BEAUTY OF OUR LAKES, STREAMS, AND RIVERS IS TAKING CENTER STAGE IN THE LATEST EXHIBIT IN THE WATERMARK ART GALLERY OF BEMIDJI. FROM THE WATER IS MEANT TO SHOW LOVE AND SHOW HOW IMPORTANT WATER IS.>>I MEAN, ALL THE WORK HAS A WONDERFUL STORY AND A WONDERFUL VOICE. THERE’S PURPOSE IN THIS WORK AND THERE’S PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO WATER.>>Reporter: THE CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THIS EXHIBIT CAME AROUND IN FEBRUARY AND AS A RESULT, WE HAVE 35 TO 40 OF THEM REPRESENTED TODAY. NOW, OF COURSE, MANY OF THEM CAME FROM THE MINNESOTA AREA AND ARE CONNECTED TO THE MISSISSIPPI, BUT WE ALSO HAVE ARTISTS REPRESENTING STATES SUCH AS NEW YORK, MONTANA, OHIO, AND NEW MEXICO.>>THE THING THAT’S INTERESTING, ALL EVER THESE ARTISTS FROM THESE DIFFERENT PLACES HAVE SOME CONNECTION TO MINNESOTA, TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, OR TO WATER THAT CONNECTS TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.>>Reporter: THE EXHIBIT FEATURES DOZENS OF DIFFERENT STYLES AND MEDIUMS. ORGANIZERS SAY THEY’VE BEEN PLANNING FOR THE EXHIBIT SINCE LAST YEAR. THEY SAY THEY FEEL ITS NEGLIGENT WAS NEEDED AND TIME — MESSAGE WAS NEEDED AND TIMELY. >>THE MESSAGE IS THAT WATER IS LIFE. WATER IS IMPORTANT. IT’S SIGNIFICANT AND WE NEED TO REMEMBER ITS MANY PURPOSES.>>Reporter: REPORTING IN BEMIDJI, SHIRELLE MOORE, LAKELAND NEWS.>>THE EXHIBIT WILL BE UP IN THE WATERMARK ART CENTER THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22nd. THAT’S SHIRELLE’S LAST STORY WITH US. WE’RE GOING TO MISS HER TREMENDOUSLY. IT’S BEEN REALLY GREAT WORKING WITH HER. SHE’S TAKEN A JOB IN OMAHA

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