CONVERGENCE / DIVERGENCE
- perspectives on the theme of water and its global and local roles.
The exhibition, a collaboration between Los Medanos College Art Gallery and WEAD,
curated by noted intermedia artist Suzon Fuks, co-founder of WATERWHEEL, "a collaborative online venue for artists, scientist, activist, and all water lovers," brings together contributions of more than 30 artists from around the world, working in a variety of media - installation, video, and performance arts dealing with the theme. A world-wide roundtable symposium via Skype and WATERWHEEL will feature many of the participants on December 8th, 10 am – 1 pm, Pacific Standard Time.
The choice of Los Medanos College is not accidental; the college is the only institute of higher education in the delta area where the San Joachin and Sacramento rivers merge before entering San Pablo and San Francisco Bays. The challenges and sensitivity of the eco-systems in the region is one reason for Los Medanos' extensive Environmental Studies curriculum. In addition to its Art Gallery, the campus features a native plant preserve and a centralized water re-use pond.