New river-side murals inspired by the resilience of the Don. Explore the ecological challenges and opportunities faced in renewing our relationship with this urban watershed. // Sneak Peek: June 24th, 1:00 pm at Lower Don Trail x Mouth of the Don River //
Between June 20 and 25 eight artists will create new a south gate to the Lower Don Trail at the DVP / Gardiner ramps and at the Don Landing Rail Bridge. View new works in progress by artists including: Kwest, Jarus, Kirsten McCrea, Alexa Hatanaka, Erica Balon / EGR , MC Baldassari, Rajni Perera and Jason Botkin
The Don River site is part of a larger mural project titled ‘A Love Letter to the Great Lakes.’ This is the first fresh-water edition of the internationally nomadic ‘Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans’ created by the PangeaSeed Foundation. The project aims to celebrate the Great Lakes through art designed to beautify neighbourhoods and stimulate broader public awareness of the critical issues facing the Great Lakes – a source of 95% of North America’s surface freshwater.
A Love Letter to the Great Lakes is organized by a grass-roots team of artists, volunteers and like-minded partners. Learn more here: http://loveletterprojects.com/team/
Aiming to improve our connection to the water, the Don River site’s financial supporters include the Toronto Foundation, Waterfront Toronto, and Transportation Services’ StreetARToronto program. Led by Friends of the Pan Am Path’s Art Relay Program, the site is a co-creation with Love Letter Projects, PangeaSeed Foundation, Surface Art / AMPLove, Andy + Ogla Melnyk, Osel Paints, Real Food for Real Kids and Corktown Residents and Business Association. – CNW