Smithsonian’s Water|Ways Comes to the Verde Valley
Keep Sedona Beautiful is pleased to inform our members of an exciting exhibit that will be hosted here in the Verde Valley. Many thanks to Friends of the Verde River for partnering with The Camp Verde Community Library to bring the Arizona Humanities Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit to us.
The Smithsonian’s Water|Ways exhibit dives into Arizona water, exploring water’s essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically. The exhibit explores the endless motion of the water cycle, its effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at political and economic efforts to ensure access to water, and explores how human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways to protect water resources and renew our relationship with the natural environment.
This national exhibit comes to the Verde Valley August 24 – October 5, 2019, hosted at the Camp Verde Community Library. The opening reception will be held at the Camp Verde Community Library on August 24 from 1 – 4 pm, along with a story walk in Rezzonico Park and an Important Bird Area presentation with the Northern Arizona Audubon Society.
The public is invited to attend the free Water|Ways events across the valley. The first event is a Verde Watershed themed art exhibit, “Visions of the Verde,” held at Yavapai College Verde Art Gallery, opening August 23rd.
Additional scheduled events include:
- An Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company Tap Takeover at The State Bar in Cottonwood
- “Verde River Elegy,” an author talk with Jon Fuller
- A film screening ofViva la Verde at the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, hosted by the Yavapai-Apache Nation
- Arizona Humanities Speaker Series events held at multiple venues
For a schedule of events, visit the Friends of the Verde River Water|Ways website page, VerdeRiver.org/Waterways.