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Art, Science and Action: West Michigan’s Water Focus in 2018

• Apr 10, 2018 at 5:02 PM

As the weather warms up, that can only mean that many Michiganders are eager to return to the water for recreation and fun.

In one of its latest blog posts, Art, Science and Action: West Michigan’s Water Focus in 2018, Joshua Vissers of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council writes about how WMEAC is working in several ways to protect those water resources for everything from drinking to kayaking.

Additionally, Vissers notes that this year, WMEAC programs are being joined by classroom projects and museum exhibits from Grand Rapids to Northern Michigan University to show the importance of their actions on the Great Lakes ecology.

“The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) recently debuted The Great Lakes Cycle, a collection of work from Alexis Rockman, who’s known for creating complex work surrounding concepts of climate change and genetic engineering.

“The Great Lakes Cycle, which features five murals, depicts a myriad of Great Lakes features, some starting from pre-history and extending into the near future. Each mural offers a glimpse of what the Great Lakes are and have been from both above and below the waterline in a style that he says was inspired by dioramas.

Vissers notes in the blog that the GRAM worked with Grand Haven Area Public Schools teacher Alex Harsay and other GHAPS teachers to put together another Great Lakes exhibit, featuring GHAPS third- and fourth-graders.

To read more about the project, visit WMEAC.org.

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