Drop By Drop, an Arts Benicia exhibition in collaboration with the Benicia Historical Museum guides us through a brief history of Benicia water as envisioned by local artists.
The exhibition highlights the history of Benicia from its founding as a deep-water port in 1848 to its present-day identity as a waterfront town. The exhibition explores subthemes ranging from aesthetics and the exploration of our sense of place on the Carquinez Strait to the more critical observation of general water usage, public need, associated infrastructure developments, the effects of drought and flooding, and future sustainability. The selected artworks include a variety of media from painting to photography, an installation of a sound clepsydra (Greek water clock), and a “reimagined” rain barrel. Educational materials touching on points of interest during Benicia’s history will be included within the exhibition.
Curated by Mary Shaw, the exhibition features the works of Nikki Basch Davis, Carol Dalton, Bodil Fox, Larnie Fox, Linda Grebmeier, Marilyn Schaeffer, Stephen Schumm, Lee Wilder Snider, and Scott Zoog.
Drop by Drop is supported by a grant from the Benicia Community Sustainability Commission, and will remain at the museum through June of 2018.