The “Beyond the Water’s Edge” photography and poetry exhibition is now open at the Crossroads Coffeehouse at 2020 Main Street in the Village of Cross Plains. “Beyond the Water’s Edge” is a creative investigation of Dane County lakes, rivers and wetlands and features the work of 15 photographers and 20 local poets whose creative talents were tapped in the contest celebrating 25 years of service from the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission. The exhibition was created through a partnership of Dane County, the Center for Photography at Madison (Photo Midwest), and Verse Wisconsin.
The exhibition also features a map and descriptions of 25 special water-related places in Dane County for area resident exploration and enjoyment. The Dane County Office of Lakes and Watersheds encourages residents to check this out online, as well, at http://tinyurl.com/DC25places, and to plan summer visits to these local gems.
The exhibition is free and open to the public through July 30, 2014 during the Coffeehouse open hours: Monday through Thursday 6 am - 5 pm, Friday 6 am - 9:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 7 am - 5 pm.
Please join us for a reception at the Crossroads Coffeehouse on Sunday July 20, from 2-4 p.m. There the public will have an opportunity to interact with the photographers and poets about the importance of local lakes, streams and wetlands in our lives.
Winning photographs and accompanying poetry from “Beyond the Water’s Edge” were exhibited during the months of November and December 2013 at the Goodman South Madison Branch of the Madison Public Library, and in March and April 2014 at the Lussier Community Education Center on Madison’s west side. Poems (with some audio readings) and photographs are also available at versewisconsin.org.