May 3, 2014 | FLUID – Essential For Life
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art presents Fluid–Essential for Life, an exhibition featuring 36 artists who explore water as an integral part of our world. The exhibition will open on Saturday, May 3, 2014, with a public reception from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Works will be displayed and installed in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Building C and on the North Lawn of the Snug Harbor campus at 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island. Admission to the opening reception is free. The exhibition will run through December 14, 2014.
The Fluid-Essential for Life exhibition was inspired by the symbiotic relationship of Snug Harbor with water – from its location directly across from New York Harbor to its 10 acres of wetlands to the Koi pond at the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden to the fountains of the Tuscan Garden and all the way back to its beginnings as a home for retired sailors. The exhibition also grew from the desire to examine the increasing trend by contemporary artists to interpret environmental issues.