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'Visions of the Verde' show celebrates local waterway


The Verde River is much more than a geographic landmark. It nourishes our community and inspires the people living within.

The Verde River is much more than a geographic landmark. It nourishes our community and inspires the people living within.


Originally Published: August 10, 2019 6:24 p.m.

The Verde River is much more than a geographic landmark. It nourishes our community and inspires the people living within.

Visions of the Verde, a breathtaking new exhibition, reflects upon the 192-mile waterway that wraps around our local geography and weaves through our daily lives. Visions of the Verde opens Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Yavapai College’s Verde Art Gallery on the Verde Valley Campus.

Inspired by the Smithsonian Institution’s Water|Ways exhibit and developed in collaboration with the Friends of the Verde River, Visions of the Verde is the juried result of a statewide call for original art works that “depict, address and celebrate the Verde River.” Related events and exhibits, designed to celebrate local watersheds, include:

• Opening Reception – Friday, Aug. 23, from 5-7 p.m. Meet with the artists to discuss their work. Hors d’oeuvres and award-winning wines from the College’s Southwest Wine Center will be available.

• WaterSim Arizona – An app, created by ASU’s Decision Center for a Desert City, that shows users the dynamics of water consumption in their own community. At Yavapai College’s Verde Campus Library, Friday, Aug. 26 through Saturday, Sept. 7.

• Book Discussion: The Emerald Mile – Kevin Fedarko’s groundbreaking book on the Colorado River is discussed Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m., YC Verde Campus Library.

• Wrenched – Film screening and discussion hosted by YC’s School of Film and Media Arts Program, Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m., in Room 137, Building M, on the Verde Campus.

• Closing Reception – Friday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., Verde Art Gallery, Bldg. F, YC Verde Campus.

Yavapai College’s Verde Art Gallery is located in Building F on YC’s Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive, in Clarkdale. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

Admission is free. For more information, please call (928) 649.5479 or visit: www.yc.edu/artgallery