The Water Tank Art Project Draws Inspiration through New York's Water Tanks; Draws Attention to Global Warming Crisis

The Water Tank Art Project Draws Inspiration through New York's Water Tanks; Draws Attention to Global Warming Crisis

NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Beginning July 2014, The Water Tank Project is encouraging New Yorkers to look up and be inspired by New York City's iconic water tanks wrapped in artwork by some of the world's best-known artists and influencers, to draw attention to the global water crisis.

The Water Tank Project will celebrate our most precious resource of all with art by creative and artistic luminaries among them artists Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Jeff Koons, Andy Goldsworthy, Marilyn Minter, Carrie Mae Weems, and Lawrence Weiner - who have pledged to make a difference when it comes to water.

The Water Tank Project is the first public art exhibition to use the New York City water tanks as a canvas that will be seen by millions. For the duration of the Project, the art above will be complemented by various actions and activities on the ground, including events, public tours of the tanks, unique fundraising programs and various social media and promotional initiatives, to engage the public. The Water Tank Project is also launching a mobile platform, accessible to any smartphone that will allow the public to navigate and follow the Project, view the artwork, and learn how to get involved and make a difference.

"The Water Tank Project is an appeal to New Yorkers to look up and, through art, to become aware of the issues facing the sustainability of and access to clean drinking water. Awareness of the problem and of the simple shifts we can make to our daily habits can activate greater, long-lasting change," said Mary Jordan, Founder of The Water Tank Project. Jordan is not only passionate about this global crisis but has lived it. In 2007, while working in Ethiopia, Jordan came face to face with the traumatic reality and extreme challenges the population faced accessing clean water. Galvanized by her experience, she was determined to create mass awareness around water scarcity, thus creating The Water Tank Project.

The Water Tank Project has partnered with a number of organizations to raise global awareness around the need for clean water.Hearst Magazines has beenthe Project'sexclusive media partner, with magazines includingTown&Country, ELLE, Marie Claire,O,The Oprah MagazineandGood Housekeepingrunning editorial features, anda PSA campaign for the Project in print and online.