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River of Words: IOWA Environmental Poetry and Art Exhibition 2010

August 8 - August 31, 2010

Coby Adams, Franky, age 8, Iowa winner.
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is pleased to host the third annual River of Words® IOWA Environmental Poetry and Art exhibition opening August 8, 2010 in the North Carnegie Library at the Museum.

The annual River of Words competition is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of the place they live, and to express what they discover through poetry and art. The River of Words® conducts this international poetry and art contest for children aged 5 to 19 in grades K-12, each year, in affiliation with The Library of Congress Center for the Book.

The IOWATER Volunteer Water Monitoring Program of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources coordinates the IOWA Competition of the River of Words® Environmental Poetry and Art competition. In 2010, more than 660 students from Iowa entered the contest. The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is pleased to host a juried River of Words® IOWA Environmental Poetry and Art exhibition of 30 of the top entries.

The formal opening for the artists and their families will be held on Sunday, August 8, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A short presentation will be given by Iowa Department of Natural Resources Deputy Director, Patricia Boddy.

This exhibition will be on display through August 31, 2010.





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