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Women and Water Exhibit

About the Exhibit
This WVU Libraries exhibit features approximately 20 photos, paintings and sculptures collected, and in some cases created by, West Virginia women water stewards. The contributing women are active in West Virginia in the fields of water policy and advocacy, source water protection, pollution prevention and remediation, conservation and environmental education. The imagery explores these women’s experiences around water in West Virginia and the accompanying narrative panels include personal descriptions of the relevance of each woman’s submitted works. A section of the exhibit is dedicated to exploring the embodied experiences of water contamination in West Virginia as it pertains to gender. The exhibit will be on display from March 4-April 30, 2019. 


  • Martina Angela Caretta, Assistant Professor of Geography
  • Bethani Turley, Geography MA Student
  • Amanda Pitzer, Friends of the Cheat Executive Director
  • Beth Warnick, Friends of the Cheat Media and Outreach Specialist

Opening Reception 
The opening reception will feature poetry reading and an art performance on Monday, March 4 at 5 p.m.