The central mission of this exhibition project is to raise the awareness of the beauty and importance of the river environment and offer opportunities to educate on how we can protect this valuable resource. The four month exhibition will include an educational component to present programs with environmentalists who can speak about protecting our water and air, and offer ways to be proactive in this regard. Additionally, half of the net proceeds of the sale of each painting will be donated equally to the Housatonic Valley Association and Riverkeeper. These organizations are both actively working to protect and preserve the Housatonic and Hudson Rivers. There will be an opening event to Celebrate the River and the Art on Friday, June 9th.