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What is a TMTTR Project?

 

 

• For a given project TMTTR partners with a host arts organization. A critical aspect of this partnership is the collaborative, joint development of a project plan which is a coherent reflection of  the mission and specific goals of the partner organization and TMTTR.

• There are two core components of every TMTTR project:
 
One component is a multinational, multidisciplinary exhibition addressing
water-related themes. Select artists from the host country are invited to exhibit their artwork alongside the work of the TMTTR artists. Media in TMTTR exhibitions can include: painting, drawing, photography, prints, video, computer-generated imagery, music and sound, sculpture, installation, and performance.

The second core component of all TMTTR projects is a community outreach program, done in partnership with the project’s hosting institution.  Outreach programs generally take the form of a workshop during which
water-themed art is created; this artwork is then included in the TMTTR exhibition. Outreach project participants have included grade school, high school, and university students, as well as senior citizens, blind people, immigrants, homeless people, and people with mental disabilities.

•  TMTTR has 18 permanent members, from the following countries: Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Egypt, Finland, France, Lithuania, Germany, Jamaica, Nigeria, Pakistan, the United States, Uruguay and Zimbabwe.


 

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Pretoria
Wichita Falls
Istanbul
Aix-en-Provence
CAIRO, EGYPT
October, 2002

• Exhibition: El Hanagar and Opera House Galleries
• Project sponsored by Egyptian Minister of Culture.
• Extensive television, radio and printed media coverage



WASHINGTON, DC
May, 2003

• Exhibition: Millennium Arts Center and World Bank
• Eight Egyptian artists participate
• Extensive media coverage


PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA
May, 2005

• Partner organization: Pretoria Art Museum (PAM)
• Five South African artists participate
• Exhibition’s opening was the largest in the museum’s history.
• Extensive media coverage
• Community Outreach Program
    - Art workshop at Gatang High School, Mamalodi Township  
     - 40 students, 10 to 14 years old
    - Students’ art exhibited with TMTTR work at PAM
• Artists’ talk and exhibition tour for 30 students from Tshwane University of Art and   Technology  


WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS
September, 2006

• Partner organization: Wichita Falls Art Museum (WFAM)  
• Three artists from Texas participate
• Exhibition’s opening was the largest in the museum’s history
• Community Outreach Program
  - Art workshops conducted by TMTTR artists in 11 different schools  
  - 240 students from 7 to 9 and 14 to 16 years old     
  - Students’ art exhibited with TMTTR work at WFAM


ISTANBUL, TURKEY
March, 2009

Partner organization: Tutun Deposu Art Center
• TMTTR project is official part of 5th World Water Forum
• Guest artists from Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Oman, and Turkey participate
• Opening night performance with 50 schoolchildren


COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND
October, 2011 - January, 2012

• Partner organization: Art Program, University of Maryland
• Two poets invited to participate in the community outreach project
• Extensive media coverage
• Community Outreach Program

Poets conducted workshops with 8 senior citizens and 8 young
under-privileged students to create water-themed poems
16 artists were given a poem by one of the 16 workshop participants to be used as the source of inspiration for their artwork.
Exhibition paired artwork with poster of the inspirational poem.  


AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE
March, 2012

• Partner organization: Musee des Tapisseries
• TMTTR project is official part of 6th World Water Forum
• Four French artists invited to participate
• Exhibition’s opening was second largest in the museum’s history
• Extensive media coverage
• Community Outreach Program

Participants included North African immigrants, homeless people, and people with mental disabilities
Participants’ artwork exhibited in museum with artists


MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
May, 2014

• Partner organization: Taller Salamandra
• Exhibition: Iturria Foundation
• Eight TMTTR and six Uruguayan artists create collaborative work over ten
  day period at Taller Salamandra
• Uruguayan Ministry of Culture declares project one of National Cultural
  Interest
• Exhibition’s opening was second largest in foundation’s history
• Extensive media coverage
• Community Outreach Program

TMTTR and Uruguayan artists participate in painting workshop with people who have lost sight, using scented acrylic paint
Blind participants’ artwork exhibited at foundation with artists


NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
May, 2015

• Partner organizations: Octavia Gallery and KID smART
• Exhibition: Octavia Gallery; 4 artists from New Orleans invited to
  participate
• Musical event at Chickie Wah Wah Club featuring two prominent New   
  Orleans musicians and TMTTR musician
• TV and radio media coverage
• Community Outreach Project

Art workshop for twenty-four 1st and 2nd grade students from Akili Academy
Trip to Jean Lafitte Swamp National Park for continuation of workshop and boat tour of swamp
Students’ artwork included in Octavia Gallery exhibition
Outreach project coordinated and funded by KID smart


VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
September, 2018

• Partner organizations: Pacai Palace, Artists Union of Lithuania and
  Zoromskis Foundation
• Exhibition: Pacai Palace and Artists Union Museum
• TMTTR artists and artists from Lithuania, Estonia and Finland created
  artwork together for one week, prior to exhibition opening
• Opening reception featured speeches by first (post-Soviet) President of
  Lithuania, mayor of Vilnius and American Ambassador to Lithuania
• Concert by TMTTR musician at Artist Union
• Extensive TV, radio and newspaper coverage
• After Vilnius exhibition artwork traveled to Warsaw for exhibition at
  Lithuanian Embassy


ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA
September, 2022


HEALING WATERS

 
STEVENS POINT, WISCONSIN
Fall, 2023
 
HEALING WATERS
• Partner organization: University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
  Project will involve university students in Environmental and Fine Arts
  Departments

PROJECTS IN EXPLORATORY STAGE

• Cuena, Ecuador
• Dakar, Senegal


 
Lithuania
HEALING WATERS
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