Following Rivers Exhibit Opens Mar. 14

Second Saturday artist’s reception at Beacon Institute

On the banks of our rivers we raise families, grow food, do laundry, fish, swim, celebrate and relax. Following Rivers, a new exhibit by conservation photographer and No Water No Life Founding Director Alison M. Jones, tells a visual story of people and the critical water issues they face. Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Clarkson University, will showcase the photographs by Jones from March 14 to Oct. 3, 2015, at their gallery at 199 Main St. in Beacon.

The institute will celebrate the exhibit with a free public reception for the artist on Saturday, March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Then, on Saturday, April 11, at 5 p.m., Jones will discuss the inspiration behind her photography in an artist talk, also free at the gallery. Register online for both events at bire.org/events.

Construction of Ethiopia's Gibe 3 Dam (Photo by Alison M. Jones)

Construction of Ethiopia’s Gibe 3 Dam (Photo by Alison M. Jones)

After eight years and 22 expeditions to river basins in North America and Africa, Jones has combined the power of photography and science to motivate watershed stewardship and urge support of sustainable management of water resources. Following Rivers is a collection of photographs grouped together with informational captioning that will illustrate that what we do in our communities impacts the availability, quality and usage of our freshwater resources.

Beacon Institute gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Second Saturday until 8 p.m.). For more information call 845-838-1600, ext. 16 or visit bire.org.


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