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"Water is Life"

  • United States Tri Mission Art Gallery Rome Italy (map)

Water is Life: Clean Water and its Impact on the Lives of Women and Girls around the World

Organized by the United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva in partnership with American Exchange Rome and Quilt for Change.

Exhibition Schedule:
March 22, 2016   Opening Reception, United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to commemorate UN World Water Day
October 2016    U.S. Tri Mission Art Gallery, Rome, Italy
February – April 2017    New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts
August 2017 – June 2018    Mancuso Quilt Festivals to seven major quilt shows across the United States

Quilters were invited to create and submit art quilts that address the issue of clean water and its impact on the lives of women and girls. Participating quilters highlighted many aspects of water – for example, how access to clean water can effect women’s daily lives, health, safety, the environment, mobility, income and development or any other aspect related to the theme, including women’s relationship to water, such as fishing, acquaculture and even transport.

The exhibit consists of 40 quilts. Joan Blade Johnson is proud to have her fiber art piece "Pure Water" featured in this exhibit.