Curator: Sally Deskins, MA, Exhibits Coordinator, WVU Libraries
Interpretive Curator: Megan Kruger, Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator, West Virginia Water Research Institute
About: This collaborative, cross-disciplinary, multimedia exhibit examines the power, control, scarcity, abundance, play and impact of water in its various forms. Through interactive visual displays of scholarship, groundwork and art we examine this critical resource and its essential life-giving and life-taking qualities from floods, drought and contamination, to a source of life, beauty, adventure and recreational play. The exhibit ties together the various aspects of water to encourage a conscientious understanding of its support of industries and significance on all aspects of life through themes of Education, Impact, Ideas, Expression and Adventure. The curator and designer will work with the contributing exhibitors to cohesively tie the exhibit together throughout the space, including panels, resourceful installations and innovative displays on the main floor, up through the central staircase and into the Atrium, bridged by an Introduction and Conclusion.
Contributors from WVU: College of Law, Environmental Health and Safety, Reed College of Media, Statler College of Engineering, Water Research Institute, Department of English, Adventure WV, Institute of Water Science, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, Department of Geology and Geography, Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, College of Business and Economics.
Contributors from Community: Friends of Decker’s Creek, Friends of the Cheat, Land Trust West Virginia, West Virginia Watercolor Society.
Exhibit Partner Sponsors: Adventure WV, WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, West Virginia Land Trust, West Virginia Water Research Institute, West Virginia Humanities Council