Public Event

Carbondale Community Arts University 2016: Confluence Arts and Water presents: Watercourse Daniel Overturf and Gary Marx Perspectives and reflections. A collaboration of photographs and words from the river.

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Date(s) - 11/12/2016 - 12/02/2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Artspace 304


Exhibit Opening Reception


Saturday, November 12, 2016, 6-8pm

Free and open to the public

Artspace 304


Exhibit on view November 12-December 2, 2016


Watercourse is an exhibit of photographic prints and accompanying text by renowned photographer Daniel Overturf and award-winning journalist Gary Marx, telling the stories of the people living along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers in southern Illinois.

This innovative collaboration by journalist Gary Marx and photographer Daniel Overturf is a continuation of the project that produced the book A River Through Illinois, published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2008; (1st edition; April 22, 2008). The book carries readers down the 330-mile Illinois Waterway, from the urban landscape of Chicago to the state’s most rural areas.

The river has always been a blessed curse. It rises and kills as it gives sustenance. It births civilizations. It is one thing today and another tomorrow. We’ve tried to control it, but it slips its bonds, and then it shrinks away. The most we can trust is the river this moment. The one caught on film, the one burned into memory.  Gary Marx, 2016

CCA Artspace 304 is located at 304 W Walnut Street in downtown Carbondale. Free parking is available in the lots off of S University Ave between W Monroe St and W Walnut St.

Carbondale Community Arts gallery at Artspace 304 is open Wednesday-Friday from 11am-2pm, by appointment, and during all CCA public events. Call 618-457-5100, email or visit for more information about Carbondale Community Arts programs and events at Artspace 304.

Provided photograph: Daniel Overturf, Bend of the Mississippi River, near the original Kaskaskia site, Mississippi River Mile Marker 117 (2016), Light jet print (from film original)