Utility, La Nube join on art contest

Utility, La Nube join on art contest
Posted on 03/03/2023
El Paso Water’s TecH2O and La Nube are joining creative forces with an art, photography and video contest.

Hoping to inspire the next generation of young El Paso artists, El Paso Water’s TecH2O Learning Center and La Nube: The Shape of Imagination, the new children’s museum and science center, are joining creative forces to promote conservation with an art, photography and video contest.

Young artists from K-12 are asked to interpret the contest theme – “Water Is Life” – to reflect themselves, home and/or their region. All entries are due by 5 p.m. April 6.

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Winning “Water Is Life” artwork will be displayed at La Nube, due to open later this year in Downtown El Paso. Contest winners also will receive museum gift bags, gift cards, tickets and recognition during an El Paso Chihuahuas baseball game. Finalists will be selected and notified during Drinking Water Week (May 7-13) by midnight May 8.

“We at El Paso Water and the TecH2O share a love of learning, creativity and a love of El Paso with La Nube,” said Water Conservation/TechH2O Manager Jennifer Barr, who announced the contest at the DiscoverE family event on Feb. 25. “The winners of the contest will have their work exhibited at La Nube, and that is something that not a lot of schoolkids can say.”

Mutual benefits

The contest builds on a partnership between EPWater and La Nube, which had previously teamed up on conservation and water recycling themes for the museum’s highly interactive water exhibit called Flow, which is in production. Flow uses interactive water experiences to demonstrate simple water mechanics behind daily experiences, such as taking a shower.

“It will be the largest water play exhibit in any children’s museum,” said Barry Van Deman, Director for La Nube. “It’s going to blow everybody away. It’s really about encouraging lifelong learning through active exploration. We are hoping that we can work with kids within the community to engage with water.”

A partnership with La Nube will help TecH2O and EPWater expand educational outreach in the community, said Lisa Rosendorf, Chief Communications and Government Affairs Officer.

“TecH2O reaches thousands of kids every year because of our in-school programs and field trips, but through this partnership with La Nube, we will reach tens of thousands of people in this region with important information on our water resources, conservation and water education,” Rosendorf said.

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