Art Installation to Showcase the Significance of Water


Contact: Atineh Haroutunian , Glendale Water & Power (818) 548-3381

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2015

Art Installation to Showcase the Significance of Water

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power in partnership with AFTA Productions (AFTA), the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, and the Library, Arts & Culture Department will host “Water Finds A Way” community labyrinth, a temporary art installation highlighting the significance of water. The interactive labyrinth will be placed at the City’s Perkins Plaza at 141 N. Glendale Ave. starting September 18th. Residents can visit and walk through this symbolic concept centered around the importance and necessity of water.

Water Finds A Way a collaboration between AFTA and local artists Chris Ghantous and William Stranger will be created using reclaimed wood, stone filled Earthknit, glass mulch, and will feature a solar powered “water” element in the center. It is a featured installation in AFTA’s YOU ARE HERE temporary public art series curated specifically for the City of Glendale. The series is supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission with funding from the Urban Art Plan.

“The Water Finds A Way Public Art Installation is a very unique way for our residents to learn and appreciate this valuable resource and what must be done to make sure we have enough water to supply our residents for many more years to come,” stated Steve Zurn, General Manager of Glendale Water & Power.

Water Finds A Way will be on exhibit from September 18th – November 18th with a community event on September 27th from 12pm – 4pm at the Perkins Plaza. The community event will feature demonstrations on water conservation and drought tolerant landscaping, artist talk, succulent swap, and a tour of the exhibit. For more information on the event, visit GWP’s website at www.GlendaleWaterAndPower.com or AFTA’s website www.ArtFromTheAshes.org

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Glendale Water & Power is the City of Glendale’s utility and generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to 85,358 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Glendale, California. The city-owned utility also provides water to 33,744 customers. www.GlendaleWaterAndPower.com, @COGwater power facebook.com/glendalewaterandpower.

ART from the ashes/AFTA Productions (AFTA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who champions art as a vehicle to bring community together. AFTA’s creative vision is rooted in the environment and its infinite transformation. For more information visit: www.artfromtheashes.org, @artfromtheashes and facebook.com/artfromtheashes.

The mission of the Arts and Culture Commission is to reinforce Glendale’s identity and civic pride through arts and culture and highlight the importance of the arts to quality of life and the local economy. Guided by Glendale’s Arts & Cultural Plan the five-person Commission makes recommendations to City Council for distribution of the Urban Art Fund. Information:

www.artsandculture@glendaleca.gov.

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