Water. It’s a vital resource that unifies life on our planet. It’s also the subject of Project Water, an international charity art project hosted by Studio 2091 in Cuyahoga Falls. By the end of September, nearly 500 decorated tiles arrived from across the U.S. and around the world. Many traveled from as far as California, Japan and Malaysia. All of them will be exhibited and sold starting in November to benefit water and wildlife reclamation efforts on the Gulf Coast.
Project Water is the vision of co-chairs Amy Mothersbaugh Roos and Thomas Skocich, who wanted to do something to empower artists to use their creative voices to help raise awareness and money to repair environmental damage that resulted from the recent oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of Project Water is to bring artists from around the world together in a unifying act to express what they believe to be “the essence of water” on 6”x6” Eudaboard tiles.
“We were thinking about how we could engage people and make a difference even though we are far from the actual catastrophe,” said Amy Mothersbaugh Roos. “Project Water combines individual artistry and collective advocacy to demonstrate what’s right and what’s wrong, and hopefully inspire positive change.”
All tiles in the Project Water exhibit are now available for purchase at Studio 2091 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting The Nature Conservancy’s water and wildlife reclamation efforts in the Gulf Coast. Tile sales and purchases will be tax-deductible and accompanied by a tax receipt from The Nature Conservancy.
“We chose The Nature Conservancy because it fit all of our criteria for what we wanted to accomplish with the proceeds from this project,” said Mothersbaugh Roos.
All tiles will be available for purchase on and after the public opening. For more information about the exhibit or Studio 2091, contact [email protected] or visit www.studio2091.webs.com. For more information about The Nature Conservancy, visit www.nature.org.