Water is Life. Aqua es vida. In any language, water is life. Without it, we cannot survive. The amount of water in the human body ranges from 50-75%. Three artists will be presenting the Water is Life Festival at the beautiful Santa Fe Botanical Garden to “honor water by inspiring action for clean water.” Dancers, poets, artists, musicians will come together to present an exceptional experience about water. AND a water medicine wheel will be created, as well as a seed exchange and water stories.
Bobbe Besold is a visual artist, educator, performer and writer who works in all media. Her primary focus is to create art for Earth’s sake by engaging and collaborating with diverse groups. She was part of the core team that created Flash Flood in the Santa Fe River for 350.org
Hyda Maria is a Native Santa Fean with a background in education, music, storytelling and dance. She is writing and illustrating a Literacy Arts program (soon to be published). She has taught and participated in water ceremonies, dances, and songs to honor, cleanse, and renew our waters.
A social practice artist, poet and scholar, Alicia Rencountre- DaSilva has worked with museum institutions, community programs in public schools, and with educational institutions in Santa Fe and in Rapid City, South Dakota.