|This painting is one of many that will be displayed at the show.|
On Sunday, March 20, the fifth annual World Water Day Celebration will be held at the Middletown Russell Library at 2:00 pm. The event is a curated water-themed art reception & exhibit by Middletown Art Academy faculty and students that aims to celebrate, educate and inspire. The reception will showcase visual and performance art.
World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd and is celebrated around the world to generate awareness of water related issues and advocate sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Treats and spring water will be served. This year, J-Cherry founder of Middletown Music Festival and Radio Host "Voice of the City" 88.1 FM, will be a special guest and performer. Alicea Charamut of the Connecticut River Watershed Council will be special guest speaker.
During last year’s Source to Sea Cleanup, 47 tons of trash were removed from in and around our rivers by over 2,000 dedicated volunteers, keeping it from adding to the global trash problem. “What better way to observe World Water Day than by celebrating our rivers through art and supporting the 2,200+ volunteers who help keep our rivers clean each year. CRWC is honored to be the benefactor of this event and will continue working to grow and improve the annual Source to Sea Cleanup. By working together, we can keep our rivers clean and beautiful,” said Alicea Charamut of the Connecticut River Watershed Council.
“We are committed to continuing this event and raising awareness of water and related development affecting the world,” said framer and faculty member Dmitri D'Alessandro.