“Water/Ways” Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration
The City of Port St. Lucie, and its local community partners, in cooperation with Florida Humanities, Smithsonian Waterways_flyerwill examine water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element as it hosts “Water/Ways,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program.
“Water/Ways” explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at how economic planning have long been affected by access to water and control of water resources. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.
Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for a chance to immerse yourself in the wonder of our natural resources.
In partnership with the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, a special showcase, “Living Waters and the Florida Landscape” will also be exhibited alongside the “Water/Ways” exhibition, featuring masterpieces by legendary landscape photographer Clyde Butcher. Butcher, a self-taught professional photographer who is known for his remarkable black and white and landscape photographs, composes his work throughout the United States and helps the public experience scenes out of reach and untouched.
Guests will have the opportunity to meet and take photos with the multi-award-winning national photographer during the “Water/Ways” grand opening event.
“Water/Ways” will serve as a community meeting place to convene conversations about water’s impact on American culture. It’s part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities. Support for the exhibition and programming was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
“Water/Ways” will be on display at the MIDFLORIDA Event Center Oct. 30 through Dec. 23, 2021.
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center
9221 SE Event Center Pl
Port St. Lucie , FL 34952