Winthrop University Galleries will hold an opening reception for the exhibitions Man + Land + Water and LAST FISH ON EARTH: Our Happy Re-Granulated Future by Jarod Charzewski and Colleen Ludwig. In conjunction with the upcoming Water in the World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Access and Sustainability Conference, the exhibition Man + Land + Water creates a visual dialog examining global water issues to raise awareness about the earth's fragility, water's preciousness and how our human role impacts this precarious situation. The exhibition brings together national and international artists and designers’ exploring the current global condition and creative solutions to issues of access and sustainability through video, drawing, interactive media, printmaking, industrial and graphic design. This exhibition includes work from Jon Lewis, Lifestraw®, Thomas Marcusson, Timm Kekeritz and Frank Rausch of Raureif, Lauren Rosenthal, Kathleen Thum, Kay Westhues and the Animation Workshop. The water quality in our worlds’ oceans is at a critical tipping point. Plastic pollution is a primary culprit in degrading the ocean environment and threatening its inhabitants. Creating a rising tide of plastic water, Charzewski and Ludwig’s site-specific installation offers the viewer a glimpse into the future, as if there was no more clear water in the ocean, but only seas of broken-down plastic, and its one remaining inhabitant. Both exhibitions will run from September 21 - November 13, 2015.