CT World Water Day
Middletown Art Academy children, teen and adults students very honored to be part of this important event in our community. Please come and support us at 6th Annual CT World Water Day!
“Nature in Water”
at MAC650 Art Gallery
650 Main Street, Middletown, CT
Thursday March 22, 2018 – Soft Opening for Art Exhibit
5pm – 8pm
Saturday March 24, 2018 The World Water Day Main Event
doors open at 2:30pm Main Event will start 3pm – 5pm.
2018 year’s theme
– Nature for Water –
explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.
Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Floods, drought and water pollution are all made worse by degraded vegetation, soil, rivers and lakes.When we neglect our ecosystems, we make it harder to provide everyone with the water we need to survive and thrive.Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges. We need to do so much more with ‘green’ infrastructure and harmonize it with ‘grey’ infrastructure wherever possible. Planting new forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands will rebalance the water cycle and improve human health and livelihoods.
Participants will get an opportunity to learn more about the theme of World Water Day and how wastewater is perceived as a valuable resource in the circular economy and its safe management as an efficient investment in the health of humans and ecosystems. CT World Water Day is an art show in association with World Water Day that aims to celebrate, educate and inspire. In 1992, The UN General Assembly declared that World Water Day be held annually in March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2017 is “Wastewater”, 2018 is “Nature in Water”
The event will feature:
– A water-themed visual art exhibit through out of MAC650 by Middletown Art Academy and Macdonough School students
– “24PEACE” pop up market stand will be full of spring merchandise and latest local artists designs on most comfy clothing. 24 Peace develops product lines with a focus on recycled, reusable, organic, and biodegradable materials. 24 Peace offers good-for-the Earth products that benefit great causes.
– Presentations from state legislators and leaders of environmental organizations :
1. Matt Lesser State Representative – 100th District at State of Connecticut Past: Middletown, Connecticut and Connecticut General Assembly
2. Dmitri D’Alessandro “Friends of the River” and “River Cleanup” independent volunteer organizer Connecticut River clean up, member of Clean Water Action Team, member of North End Action Team, Owner of Middletown Framing, CoFounder of Middletown Art Walk
3. Melissa Everett, Ann Hulick Clean Water Action /Clean Water Fund
– Water-themed performance art by:
1. J-Cherry & Strawberries music host of 88.1 fm “Voice of the City” and Founder/ Producer of Middletown Music Festival
2. Kate Cavenagh and her students from Vinnie’s Jump and Jive dance studio
3. Nur Moebius DreamvilleTeam poetry
4. Andrew Mark Prue with Healing sounds Gong
– A water blessing ceremony
Middletown Art Academy faculty, children, teens, and adults students very excited to be part of this important event in our community. Please help us unite and bring awareness in our community and support global cause on World Water Day!
World Water Day Website: http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/home/en/
TUNE INTO YOUR LOCAL RADIO STATION TO HEAR THIS YEAR TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS EVENT
Airing on Tuesday 03/20 from 8-9PM on WESU 88.1FM
and Wednesdays on CygnusRadio from 7-8PM