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Trouble the Water at Legion Arts

It is happening again: five years after the Cedar River inundated downtown Cedar Rapids, this small Midwestern city is bracing for another deluge. After the Great Flood of 2008 the city rebuilt an historic neighborhood on the floodplain that is home to Legion Arts, a non-profit arts space. Legion Arts invited Diane Barber to curate the current show entitled “Trouble the Water,” a timely international exhibition of artwork in a variety of media by sixteen different artists. The most compelling pieces expose how deeply held the fear of flooding is across cultures and connect that anxiety to global climate change.

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