Exhibit Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 to Saturday, April 29, 2023

New! Artist talk by April Waters. See below.

Giustina Gallery presents:

It’s the Water
An Exhibition of Painting and Photography by Seven Artists

April Waters: Antarctica Paintings
And invited artists: Rich Bergeman, Duncan Berry, Gary Buhler, Jeremy Burke, Rebecca Kiser and Katia Kyte

Exhibition Dates: March 15 – April 28, 2023
Reception: Saturday, April 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.

In both literature and art, water is considered the universal symbol for change. It is forever flowing and can take any course. The seven artists in this exhibit focus on expressing the power, beauty and mystery of water, showing nature’s complex interrelationships. In their creative works, the artists use water to symbolize purity and cleansing. Rivers, lakes, oceans, clouds and ice may suggest ambition, tranquility and life force. We share their insights through this selection of paintings and photographs in the hope of enhancing and renewing your appreciation and respect for our world’s precious water. Through their talents, these artists offer new visions and spiritual awakenings to you.

Learn more:

View Exhibition Brochure

View Newport News Times article

View Willamette Living article

View OSU Press Release

View KEZI 9 article


Featured artwork: April Waters, Pi Island, Antarctica; 2020, oil on canvas, 20 x 48 inches (detail)

Respect artists’ copyrights. If you would like to share, copy, or otherwise reproduce this image, seek permission from the artist before doing so.

Hours of operation for viewing:

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and evenings and weekends when events are scheduled.


What’s Happening in the Gallery Talk: Water-Ice-Sky, Antarctica and Greenland 

Artist talk by April Waters

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
  • The LaSells Stewart Center's Construction and Engineering Hall

Artist April Waters has traveled to both poles, capturing their beauty in her awe-inspiring paintings. In this talk, she will share slides about her time on the ice in Antarctica, Iceland and Greenland. She was a grantee of the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, living and working on the Southern Ocean and West Antarctic Peninsula, and was an Artist-in-Residence in Ilulissat, Greenland.