“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad
July begins with a bang (literally) and ushers in a new show here at the aRt Cottage - Water. How it is that a substance that is so simple can be so complex is mystifying. We drink water, we bathe in water, we fight wars over water... As you tour the galleries this month think about the themes behind the artwork. Water is portrayed in all of it's many forms. You will observe great power and placid lakes. Ships that ply the oceans and lakes for commerce and pleasure. And of course contemplation. Water is always good for contemplation.
Our reception this month is Thursday, July 11 from 6 to 9 pm. Please come, enjoy the art, artists and perhaps join us for a glass of water.