Water is elemental to every form of life on our planet. It also serves as a crucial and enduring motif for artistic production. The Kohler Art Library and Wisconsin Water Library have teamed up to present an inspiring exhibit of artists’ books and a talk by Sarah FitzSimons (Art Dept.) and Steve Carpenter (Center for Limnology). The talk, “Flux: Water in Art and Science,” will explore how water informs and inspires pursuits in the humanities and hard sciences. The work of Sarah FitzSimons evokes the natural world while being installed in and upon it. Steve Carpenter is a world-renowned water scholar who researches freshwater, adaptive ecosystem management and social-ecological system resilience. The talk will begin at 3:30 p.m. and conclude at 4:45 p.m., Friday, October, room 150, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Avenue. It will be followed by a reception and viewing of “Title/Tidal: Book Arts and Water,” 4:45-6:00 p.m. in the Kohler Art Library. The public is welcome to attend all events. Sponsored by the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries. Title/Tidal: Book Arts and Water.