Project Water, an international charity art project, starts with a splash November 5 with the exhibit and sale of over 300 tiles from artists from all over the country and from as far as Malaysia. Participating artists were asked to decorate a 6 x 6 inch board tile, best expressing what each artist believes to be the essence of water. The opening is Friday, November 5 at Studio 2091 at 2091 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221. The various tiles will be on display and available for sale with all proceeds going to The Nature Conservancy’s water and wildlife reclamation efforts in the Gulf Coast. Immediately following the opening, an online store and gallery exhibit will open as a link to the studio’s website. Amy Mothersbaugh-Roos, artist and owner of Studio 2091 and artist Thomas Skocich are co-chairs of Project Water. They envision the project as way for artists to use their talents to raise money and repair environmental damage, resulting from recent oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. “Project Water is our passive protest. It’s our way of spreading a message about protecting our planet’s most vital resource for sustaining life, “said Mothersbaugh-Roos. And it should be an interesting sight to see with over 300 artists participating, each with different ideas and techniques to illustrate the essence of water. (Full disclosure: I have contributed a piece to this exhibit and had fun making my project.) Project Water runs through the month of November. The studio/gallery is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 4-8 and Saturdays from 1-6. For more information check www.studio2091.webs.com and to learn more about The Nature Conservancy, visit www.nature.org.