the great lakes

the great lakes

A Love Letter to the Great Lakes

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A Love Letter to the Great Lakes mural festival in Toronto was the first fresh water edition of PangeaSeed Foundation's Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans project, which aims to bring awareness to issues surrounding our water resources, their inhabitants and those who depend on them. This week of art and activism was a collaboration with Hermann & Audrey, Montreal artist Jason Botkin and an amazing group of organizers and change makers to create large scale public art in the form of murals in the theme of fresh water protection, centred around the neighbourhoods of Queen West and Ossington Ave, Queen West and Spadina Ave, and the lower Don River. As part of our contribution to Toronto's first ever large scale mural festival, we present our own love letter to the lakes, the artists, and all involved in making this project a reality. Please enjoy. Directed and Edited by Brian Smith Produced by Photo and Motion Managing Director Derek Akers Cinematography by Brian Smith and Yoshitaro Yanagita Organizers: Amy Peebles - Project Manager Jason Botkin - Artistic Director Tre Packard - Founder, PangeaSeed Foundation/Sea Walls Project Jacquelyn West - Strategic Partnerships & HQ Programming, Hermann & Audrey Enriqueta Arias - Communications & International Media Coordinator Stuart Pearce - Festival Operations Molly Leathem - Volounteer & Community Coordinator Gabriella Penev - Communications Coordinator Devon Ostrom - Organizing Partner, Don River Site Ann-Marie Power - Festival Operations, Don River Site Jean DeMers - Volounteer Coordinator Artists: Sermob (Mexico City, Mexico) Miguel Valiñas (Mexico City, Mexico) Sens (Mexico City, Mexico) Birdo (Toronto, Canada) Caratoes (Hong Kong) Chris Konecki (San Diego, USA) Peru Dyer (Toronto, Canada) Jaz (Argentina) PA System (Toronto, Canada) Cinzah Merkens (Aukland, New Zealand) Kwest (Toronto, Canada) Young Jarus (Toronto, Canada) Elicser Elliot (Toronto, Canada) Bruno Smoky (Toronto, Canada) Kevin Ledo (Montreal, Canada) Olivier Bonnard (Montreal, Canada) Rajni Perera (Toronto, Canada) Kristen McCrea (Toronto, Canada) MC Baldassari (Montreal, Canada) EGR (Toronto, Canada) John Todd (Toronto, Canada) Jason Botkin (Montreal, Canada) Thumbnail image by Yasin Osman Learn more at www.loveletterprojects.com and write your own love letter today.