We are the River

‘We Are the River’ Uses Beauty to Convey a Dire Warning


Driving from central New Jersey to the Gallery at Stockton University on a late February day in which the sunshine hinted at spring, I became aware of the changes to the landscape. Trees gave way to tall grasses, the earth seemed sandier, and the Shore was not far away. There were signs for rivers and other bodies of water.

Stockton’s logo looks like two trees – or are they bird feet? And banners call out “Home of the Ospreys.”

It is no coincidence that the exhibition I’m here to see is titled “We Are the River: Complex narratives, conservation, and committing to New Jersey’s waterways.” It remains on view through April 9…



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