Drowning in Drought: Intern-Curated Exhibition At Scripps College

CLAREMONT, Calif. (March 13, 2014) — Neither the season’s light rains nor the recent torrential downpours can quench California’s three-year drought. As water restrictions in cities parallel cuts to agricultural supply, the scant rainfall will continue to have profound implications on the lives and livelihoods of California residents. The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery’s third annual intern-curated exhibition, “Drowning in Drought: Selections from the Scripps College Collections,” explores varying conditions in California and elsewhere, from the vastness of the parched desert dunes to the misty ocean waves.

Image: Laurie Brown, Entrance Road, Lake Las Vegas, 1996, Gift of Laurie Brown, Scripps College, Calif.

Image: Laurie Brown, Entrance Road, Lake Las Vegas, 1996, Gift of Laurie Brown, Scripps College, Calif.

Curated by Scripps students, Wilson interns Kaela Nurmi and Katie Shulman and Turk intern Bonnie Siler, the opening reception, featuring light refreshments, will be held at Gallery 112 on March 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is located in the Lang Art Building at Scripps College, 250 E. 12th St., between Columbia and Dartmouth avenues. For more information, please contact the gallery at (909) 607-3397 or visit the website at www. rcwg.scrippscollege.edu.

The exhibition will feature ten rarely displayed artworks selected from the expansive permanent collections at Scripps College. Works include pieces by influential female photographers Laurie Brown, Dody Weston Thompson, and Leslie Sokolow; a color lithograph by Franz Geritz; a Japanese woodblock print by Kawase Hasui; ceramic works by Hideaki Miyamura and pueblo artists; and a work in glass by Joel Philip Myers. The variety of media and artists reflect the wide-reaching theme, as drought touches the lives of every Californian as well as many beyond its borders.


About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.

 

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