For ONE DROP, harnessing the creativity of artists and communities to underline the importance of water is second nature! Water inspires artists who in turn inspire communities. A work of art can stimulate the imagination, suggest innovative solutions and unite people dealing with a particular issue.
In Canada, ONE DROP, working closely with the Montreal non-profit organization MU, has set up several artistic projects.
Water-themed murals have been created in three cities: Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. Nicaraguan artist Julio Cesar Moreno was involved in two of these. Creator of numerous murals, he drew on his creativity and vast experience of the medium to create expressive and colourful works that joyfully spread the message.
His works, CADA GOTITA CUENTA (every drop counts), a 57 m2 mural and ACCESIBILIDAD PARA TODOS (accessibility for all), another measuring 104 m2, convey the importance of water as the source of life and the devastating effects its absence has. Elementary and high school pupils helped to create each of these works and took part in workshops on mural art organized by MU.
At La Caserne, the multidisciplinary creation centre in Quebec City, an entire wall was covered with a water-themed mural. Robert Lepage was the work’s artistic director, and it was designed and created by Paul Béliveau, with the assistance of Florence April-Borgeat and Olivier Moisan. This work emphasizes the beauty and fragility of water. Again, young people from youth centres participated in mural art workshops organized by MU.