Exhibition, film feature water as art

Scene from film "Watermark"

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) The precious resource of water is the subject of worldwide study by many, including photographer Edward Burtynsky. His work is being highlighted in a film and a new exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Burtynsky traveled the world to capture various roles water plays in the world. The GRAM exhibition, “Edward Burtynsky: Water,” includes 60 large-scale photographs that will fill the first and second floor galleries at the museum.

Burtynsky’s photography is also featured in the film “Watermark.” The film has been selected as part of the WMEAC Film Series, which takes place each winter. The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) selects movies that aim to raise awareness about environmental issues.

You can see Watermark at an interactive event at the UICA Theater on Tuesday, February 3 at 6 p.m. It includes an introduction by GRAM Chief Curator Ron Platt and a Q&A session after the movie with Platt and a water expert. There is a suggested donation of $5, with proceeds benefiting the West Michigan Environmental Action Council.

“Edward Burtynsky: Water” will be on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum until April 26, 2015.

WOOD TV8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s