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About the Artist: Amanda Anderson, "Community Water"


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About the Artist
Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson is native upstate New York. She has been living in Lincoln for four years and moved here to attend graduate school. She just recently received her MA in cultural anthropology.

Her focus dealt with water issues, more specifically how hydroelectric dams effect people and their environment.

Artwork Interpretation
"Community Water"


Location: Bagels & Joe, 4701 Old Cheney Rd.

The design is inspired by her experience volunteering with Community Crops for the past 3 months. CROPS stands for Combining Resources, Opportunities, and People for Sustainability. Their mission is to help families grow food for themselves and the community.

"Community Water" focuses on the interconnection of community and food. This piece specifically highlights the importance of growing food locally and the ability to know exactly where your food comes from.

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Watershed Education: 2009 Artistic Rain Barrel Program