GREAT LAKES VISUAL ARTS

THERE ARE 40 MILLION PEOPLE ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES REGION THAT LOVE THEM.

EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT WAYS OF SHOWING IT - FROM PAINTING TO SCULPTURE, DANCE TO MUSIC - WE WANT TO SHARE ALL THE AMAZING WAYS PEOPLE ARE CELEBRATING THE GREAT LAKES.

SOME OF THE ART FEATURED IS FOR SALE, SOME ARE LIVE PERFORMANCES YOU CAN ATTEND AND OTHERS ARE CHARTERS YOU CAN READ, FILMS YOU CAN WATCH AND PHOTOS YOU CAN ADMIRE.

THIS CONTENT IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING, SO KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR UPDATES! 

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RECYCLED WOOD GREAT LAKE SILHOUETTE WALL HANGINGS

CHECK OUT THESE AMAZING REPURPOSED WOOD PALLET WALL HANGINGS! TURNED FROM TRASH TO TREASURE AND MADE WITH LOVE FOR THE GREAT LAKES, YOU CAN HAVE ONE OF THESE FOR YOUR HOME FOR JUST $130. DROP US AN EMAIL TO INFO@LOVEYOURGREATS.COM TO LEARN MORE AND MEET THE ARTIST!

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URBAN VESSEL: ON THE BRINK

Community workshop: July 8, 1-4pm
Performances: September 15 & 16, 2017 8-9pm
Location: Amos Waites Park, 2445 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke

Dance, sound and light fuse in a site-based performance at the water’s edge.

On the Brink speaks to the powerful role of the Lake Ontario — as a place of encounter between cultures, as a border and barrier, and as a natural body which resists human containment and contamination. Composer and artistic director Juliet Palmer joins in collaboration with choreographer Aria Evans, percussionist Germaine Liu and designers Sonja Rainey and Kai Masaoka to gently probe the historical, political, social and ecological layers of the lake.

On the water, under the water, in the water: listening to the lake, what do we hear, what do we see?

Join us on July 8 1-4pm for a community workshop combining citizen science, movement, soundscape and textiles.

Presented by Arts in the Parks with funding from the Toronto Arts Council.

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Lake Ontario: a love story & QUEST FOR HOPE

DOCUMENTARY BY SUSAN GATELY.

A famous French philosopher Jean Vanier once wrote “Love is not to do things for people. It is not to tell people what to do. It is to reveal.” That is the goal of this work. To showthe lake's beauty, gifts, our thoughtless use of it, and to reveal an alternate way and possible new relationship with our water.

Join us for an exploration of Lake Ontario, a quest for knowledge and hope. Learn how an ancient wisdom could provide a path to redemption. 

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Lake Ontario is an inland sea. It is part of the planet's largest fresh water ecosystem and has shaped the histories, economies and cultures of two nations for three hundred years. It is a cultural icon and it is in trouble. It is now the most polluted of the five great lakes. Before a problem can be solved it must first be defined and people must then become aware of it. Once art and science show the way, collective action can begin the healing of our great lake.

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