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General News : Jul 31, 2014

Join us July 30 for the Moving Water art installation and dedication

Join us July 30 at 2 p.m. outside of Library West for the installation and dedication of Moving Water, a new 32-foot-long ceramic tile mural on UF’s campus created by Miami artist Xavier Cortada that marks the Panama Canal Centennial by connecting it with the lives of present-day Floridians.

The mural is the culmination of the Moving Water project conducted with UF engineering and art students as part of UF’s Creative B inititative to bring awareness of our impact on the environment by examining how much Florida has been transformed in the last 100 years. 

 How to Participate:

  • Join us July 30 and BYOW (bring your own water) from a local body of water (even rain) and participate in a procession throughout campus. Water should be collected from the area in a non-glass vessel and include a label with the following information: individual’s name, source of water, date of collection, description of the site and brief explanation of one’s connection to the site or planned connection. 
  • Participants will carry the water in a procession to music from the carillon composed by UF School of Music student Mitchell Stecker. Once at the Computer Science & Engineering Building, participants will place their water near the new ceramic tile mural and a dedication will occur.  

We hope to see you there!