NORTHEAST HARBOR‚ÄĒJames and Carl Little will present ‚ÄúWater and Empathy,‚ÄĚ a benefit for Community Water Solutions (CWS), at the Northeast Harbor Library at 7pm on Sunday, August 8th¬† in the Mellon Room, is open to the public. A $5 contribution is suggested.
A 2010 graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., James Little spent the month of June in northern Ghana working with CWS to set up a water treatment center in Wambong, a rural village near Tamale. He and four CWS fellows tested a local water source and worked with villagers to establish a clean water business. In his illustrated presentation, Little will highlight the project‚ÄĒand his adventures, which included the celebrations following Ghana‚Äôs win over the U.S. in the World Cup.
Tag-teaming with his son, Carl Little will present a slide talk on empathy in American art, which he gave at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City in June. The featured artists, among them, Thomas Eakins, Dorothea Lange, Alice Neel and David Bates, depict the overlooked and the forsaken with compassion. ‚ÄúWhether fighting disease through clean water or depicting the survivors of Hurricane Katrina,‚ÄĚ said Little, ‚Äúthe goal is the same: to respond to suffering.‚ÄĚ Little is the author most recently of The Art of Dahlov Ipcar.
Founded in 2008, CWS relies on grants and donations to continue its work in Ghana. More information can be found at www.communitywatersolutions.org.
Refreshments, including water, will be available at the library. To confirm date and time, call 244-9450.
Contact Name: Carl Little
Telephone Number: (207)244-9450