"Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink."

At the Cornell Art Museum this April, Florida Atlantic University's MFA students will be exhibiting their latest work. For her project, MFA candidate and Viridis Art Collective member Ingrid Barreneche will create a piece that celebrates World Water Day on March 22, 2016.

Water is a fundamental human need, yet 660 million people worldwide lack access to safe water. 2.4 billion people worldwide lack access to a toilet. When it takes everyday hours to find and collect water, it’s hard to find time for commerce and community. It’s hard to get through a full day at school. It’s hard to prosper without safe water.
— http://water.org/

The conceptual aim of Barreneche's piece will be to inspire art lovers to support Water.org. Since 2010, Barreneche has participated in the UN's World Water Day and her work is featured on their website. Click on her evocative piece "Holy Water," to learn more about how the UN is working on this important issue:

"Holy Water" by Ingrid Barreneche

"Holy Water" by Ingrid Barreneche

World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference.
— http://www.unwater.org

Join the Viridis Art Collective as we celebrate this most necessary resource on World Water Day, and every day.

Support Water.org

The title for this post was plucked from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," who  in 1834 cautioned readers to cherish "man and bird and beast," indeed all things "both great and small."