FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE00-14
Charles G. Sturcken,
Natalie Millner (718) 595-6600
York City Department of Environmental Protection and Hammond Museum
Present "Unbottled: New York's Water," an Exhibit Featuring Art and
Installations Focusing on Westchester County's Important Contributions
to Preserving the Quality of the City's Water Supply
Commissioner Joel A. Miele Sr., P.E. of the Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) announced today that the Department of Environmental
Protection is collaborating with the Hammond Museum in North Salem,
New York, on an exhibit entitled UNBOTTLED: NEW YORK'S WATER; Conservation
+ Preservation + Inspiration. Paintings, sculptures, and mixed media
works by thirty six emerging and established artists will focus on
water purity, animal protection, land conservation, and wetlands,
as well as highlighting the Croton watershed and reservoir system,
the City's first upstate water supply located in Westchester County.
The exhibit is funded by the Westchester Arts Council, the Westchester
Land Trust and the Town of North Salem Opening Day is Saturday April
29, from 12-4 p.m; "Unbottled" will run through July 22,
"I am proud that the Hammond Museum has invited the Department
to be a part of this exciting exhibition that portrays Westchester
County's commitment to protecting the Croton watershed," said
Commissioner Miele. On behalf of Mayor Giuliani and the City of New
York, I want to encourage New York City and watershed residents as
well as summer visitors to schedule a stop at the Hammond Museum.
They will be treated to a variety of artistic and educational representations
of this region that depict both the wildlife and magnificent beauty
of Westchester County, one of the important sources of the New York
City water supply, "
Museum goers will be treated to a "talking map" fabricated
for the exhibit. The map provides a history and explanation of the
Croton Reservoir System and watershed, and will be complemented by
accompanying historical photographs and water supply artifacts. The
exhibit will also contain sculptures, paintings and photographs by
a DEP artist and a DEP photographer. Additionally, DEP and the Museum
will present a schedule of programs and workshops for families and
children. These include: Water Works a raindrop-to faucet tour
of the New York City water supply system; How do you get there from
here? a tour into the world of topographic maps to learn how
nature creates a watershed boundary; What's a Limnologist?
learn about the world of the scientists who study fresh water bodies
from a DEP limnologist; and Wetlands in your Watershed learn
what makes a watershed and discuss the Titicus Reservoir wetland.
Abigail Free, Executive Director of the Hammond Museum said, "...This
exhibition will appeal to many interests and cross many lines. Hopefully,
one will come away with a notion that we should celebrate and protect
one of our greatest resources."
Since 1957, the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden has united
Eastern and Western artistic traditions to promote understanding through
art and nature. The Museum currently seeks to expand its roster of
exhibits to include ecological and natural themes. It is located on
Devau Road (just off Route 124) in North Salem, New York. Museum hours
are Wednesday through Saturday 12-4 pm. Admission to the exhibit is
For further information about the exhibit, programs and workshops,
call the Hammond Museum at (914) 669 5033. Photographs of the exhibit
are also available.