Rainmaker: Opening Reception

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The San Diego Public Library introduces RAINMAKER, a new art exhibition that looks at the past, present and future of water, connecting the anniversary of a pivotal moment in the region's history to our environment today.

In 1915, the city was on the brink of growth but reservoirs were dangerously low. Along came Charles Hatfield, a "moisture accelerator" with a track record of success. He promised to fill Lake Morena to the brim -- 10 billion gallons of water -- and the City Council accepted his offer. Over the next four weeks, more than 30 inches of rain pummeled the region, wiping out dams, homes and bridges. "Hatfield's Flood" remains one of the largest storms in recorded history, and its effects still shape our land and lives. Yet the mystery remains: was it a coincidence? Was Hatfield a scientist or a charlatan?

Today, water, drought and climate change are critical concerns. Twelve of San Diego's most thoughtful and innovative artists -- Adam Belt, Roman de Salvo, Michael Field, Lisa Hutton, Gabriel Kalmuss-Katz, Dominic Paul Miller, Margaret Noble, Scott Polach, Eva Struble, Joshua Tonies, Jim Wilsterman, and Sheldon Wood -- fill the gallery with sound, sculpture, painting, poetry, photography, video and digital animation. They explore the presence and absence of water, its mystery and allure, the futility and absurdity of our attempts to control nature.

Curated by Susan Myrland, RAINMAKER opens Saturday, September 19, 2015 in the Art Gallery on the 9th Floor of the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. It will run through November 29, 2015. A reception is planned on opening day from 12 to 2 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and admission is free.
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