Art Springs Eternal

New "Submerged" exhibit dives into the waters of Barton Springs

New "Submerged" exhibit dives into the waters of Barton Springs

Editor's note: CultureMap is proud to present the first installment of our partnership with KLRU Collective. Collective is dedicated to finding unique, creative and interesting stories about the Austin art scene.

When temperatures heat up, Barton Springs Pool keeps Austinites cool. To celebrate the Springs, the "Submerged" exhibit, created entirely with user-submitted content, kicked off August 11 at the Sheffield Education Center.

The exhibition comprises underwater photos and videos — created by folks ranging from professional photographers to tech-savvy 6-year-olds — that capture what Barton Springs means to the city's citizens.

KLRU Collective interviewed City of Austin arts and cultural instructor Bridget Quinn and photographer Nelson Guda in June, before the submission process ended. The exhibit runs until October 6.

KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories about our community. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique — whether music, arts or public issues — by creating and distributing award-winning original content.

As a nonprofit educational organization, KLRU also helps prepare children for success and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Underwater view of Barton Springs courtesy of Submerged
An underwater photograph of Barton Springs from the "Submerged" exhibit at Sheffield Education Center. KLRU Collective/KLRU