-The Shape(s) of Water

A description of the collaborative mural The Shape of Water, which is currently on display in the RIA Project Room, can be found HERE

Capture shape of water

RIA Presents:

The Shape(s) of Water

Closing Event

Date: Sunday June 10th 2018   –   Time: 2:00PM – 4:30PM 

For your personal invitation and RIA’s address, please email:   researchinart.ria@gmail.com  

With poetry readings by Lise Rochefort and Laurie Koensgen, readings of the brochure on The Shape of Water by the participating artists, and a discussion of  works by Dawn Dale, Patricia Kenny, Doris Lamontagne, Sandra Hawkins and Svetlana Swinimer


2:00 PM doors open. 

3:00 PM. Chairs will be set up for readings and discussions.

Poetry reading by Lise Rochefort and Laurie Koensgen.
Readings of the brochure on The Shape of Water by participating artists.
Discussions of works by Dawn Dale, Patricia Kenny, Doris Lamontagne, Sandra Hawkins and Svetlana Swinimer.

This is an art and poetry-sharing event in the Project Room that is focused on Water. The Shape of Water is the second exhibition in RIA’s ongoing project Keywords for Change, in which we investigate Colonialism and Capitalism as intersecting global forces that block a necessary and speedy transformation from carbon-based to green energy.

The current exhibition shows the mural The Shape of Water, that has traveled to a number of studios over the last couple of months. The result is a gathering of bubbles with drawings and paintings by different artists who have addressed particular aspects of water, its use and misuse, its wonder and terror. The mural is surrounded by new and not so new work brought in by some participants of RIA’s Capitalism, Colonialism, Climate Change studygroup initiated in the fall of 2017.

Participating artists: Kathy Bergquist, Dawn Dale, Cindy Deachman, Assel El-Rayez, Carol Howard Donati,  Petra Halkes, Lynn Hart, Sandra Hawkins, Patricia Kenny, Laurie Koensgen, Doris Lamontagne, Jacqueline Milner, Rene Price, Susan Robertson, Dan Sharp, Beth Shepherd, Svetlana Swinimer, Shirley Yik.