Wishing Well will conduct the Liam Lowe Art Show from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 15 at Highland Church of Christ for its annual fundraiser.
Mitchell East, chaplain of Wishing Well at ACU, said the goal of the fundraiser is to raise money and awareness for the global water crisis.
“People on this earth don’t have clean water, and we want them to,” said East, senior biblical text major from Austin. “If our community comes together, villages of people could have new lives. That’s our vision.”
Wishing Well, an international service organization, seeks to deliver clean water all over the world. The nonprofit group hopes to end global thirst by encouraging communities to develop creative methods of providing clean water to people in need.
East said Liam Lowe inspired this year’s fundraiser by creating Liam’s Wells, a project that provides developing communities with clean, safe water. Liam started the project at the age of 6, shortly before he passed away from leukemia in January 2012.
East said Liam was passionate about art, and this year’s fundraiser will continue his legacy.
“We love the idea of picking up a story and continuing it,” East said. “This event was inspired by what he did.”
The art show will feature a string quartet and showcase art from members of the ACU and Highland Church of Christ communities. East said Wishing Well is looking for art donations and encourages people to contribute their art to the fundraiser.
“We’ve got a lot working for us, with sources of art from all ages and groups,” he said. “We want as many people from ACU to help because we need art. If someone has an artistic bone in their body, we would love for them to participate.”
Caren Monsees, a member of Wishing Well, has been helping the organization realize its dream of an art show since before the semester began.
“For those of us who have been a part of Wishing Well since our freshman year and are now seniors, this is what we’ve been waiting for,” said Monsees, senior pre-physical therapy major from Littletown, Colorado. “It’s cool to feel so much passion about an event.”