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When the well is dry

August 20-December 10, 2022

Swamp surrounded by ferns and trees

This exhibition explores the intersection of environment, climate change, culture, and communities through the work of visual artists and storytellers.

Opening Reception: August 20, 4-6pm

Curated by Adriana Teresa Letorney + Rachel Moore 

"Curatorial space has the potential to provide an informed platform for conversations and topics relevant to all of us, and an opportunity to come together to encourage civic engagement,” said co-curator Rachel Moore. “As the climate crisis intensifies, we see this as an incredible opportunity to bring together contemporary visual artists, visual storytellers, and documentary photographers from around the world to see how people are responding in their respective countries.”

"We hope this exhibition ignites reflection from a personal, community, and worldwide standpoint on the impact our individual and collective existence has on the environment, and how it is all interconnected,” said Co-curator Adriana Teresa Letorney. “We are all entwined. Our thoughts and actions, or even inactions, have an impact on the future of our lives and that of others. Acknowledging this coexistence can provide awareness for the importance of tolerance, inclusivity, mindfulness, care, and love for others regardless of our differences, and the world in which we live. We hope this collection of featured artworks will remind everyone of the worth of water."

For 2022, The Current and Visura partnered in an effort to enhance the human experience through the visual arts. Together, the art center and media tech startup will award an annual residency, announce the recipients of this year’s 2022 Visura Grant for Visual Journalists, and collaborate in this group exhibition. The partnership was in part also made possible with the support of an anonymous donor, who in 2022 made a generous contribution to The Current.

About Visura

Visura is a global platform for visual storytellers. The membership platform is a destination for publishers to license premium images directly from freelance visual storytellers, and a home for freelancers to access business tools to showcase and sell editorial, creative and commercial images directly to publishers and buyers.

Public Programs:

Artist Talk by Artist-in-residence Júlia Pontés

Tuesday, August 30, 5pm


Gabriella Báez

Edward Burtynsky

Solmaz Daryani

Allison Dinner

Giacomo D'Orlando

Allison Janae Hamilton

Acacia Johnson

M’hammed Kilito

Richard Mosse

Júlia Pontes

Etinosa Yvonne


National Endowment for the Arts
Beth Schiffer's Creative Darkroom
Stowe Reporter/
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Vermont Arts Council
Xpress Print & Copy

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