Discovering Greatness: A Lake Superior Adventure

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Written by Greatness Ambassador, Karey Billyard. Lake Superior had always felt like it was worlds away – from the balmy shores of Hamilton, Ontario, Superior felt like a remote part of my home province that only the brave, or the crazy, would ever venture to. Completely unfamiliar, my mind’s eye couldn’t help but picture the region as a cold, unrelenting …

SPOTLIGHT ON GREAT ART FOR GREAT LAKES: ARTIST INTERVIEW SERIES WITH JULIA WHITE

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This week we’re sharing our conversation with Julia White, artist behind The Ripple Project, the winning proposal for Great Art for Great Lakes Owen Sound. On October 27th, 2017, The Ripple Project was officially unveiled to the public at The Roxy Theatre with the help of Mayor Ian Boddy and MPP Bill Walker. The Ripple Project is a series of laser-cut steel sculptures created by Owen Sound …

SPOTLIGHT ON GREAT ART FOR GREAT LAKES: ARTIST INTERVIEW SERIES WITH NICOLE CLOUSTON

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We sat down with GAGL Artist, Nicole Clouston to discuss what it means to make community-engaged, collaborative artwork. Nicole’s living piece, Lake Ontario Portrait, is now installed at the Hamilton Public Library’s Central Branch — check it out today! Check out the live interview here: GAGL: Who is Nicole Clouston? Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m an active artist. …

CBC Metro Morning: 12-year-old origami artist advocates for Great Lakes with new Science Centre exhibit

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Daniel Ranger, 12, wants to make Great Lakes ‘swimmable, drinkable, fishable’ By Andrea Janus, CBC News Posted: Oct 12, 2017 8:13 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 12, 2017 7:53 PM ET   Toronto LIVETorontoMore Streams Here and Now Listen Live Home Opinion World Canada Politics Business Health Entertainment Technology & Science Video Canada Toronto 12-year-old origami artist advocates for Great Lakes with new Science …

SPOTLIGHT ON GREAT ART FOR GREAT LAKES: ARTIST INTERVIEW SERIES WITH LABSPACE STUDIO

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This week we’re sharing our conversation with Labspace Studio, creators of Deep Blue, the winning proposal for Great Art for Great Lakes Toronto. On October 12th, 2017, Deep Blue was officially unveiled to the public by The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at the Ontario Science Centre. Great Art for Great Lakes is part of a larger initiative: Greatness: The Great Lakes Project, which began at …

GAGL’s Daniel Ranger, 12 years old, artist and already a permanent exhibition

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The young Daniel Ranger and some of his creations Photo: Radio-Canada / Jean-François Poudrier A 12-year-old artist already has two exhibitions under his belt, including a permanent that has just opened at the Ontario Science Center in Toronto. Daniel Ranger has been practicing the Japanese art of origami for many years and has created dozens of fish, turtles and paper swans …

Snapd Hamilton – Great Art for Great Lakes Unveiling

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Great Art for Great Lakes Lake Ontario Portrait Celebrates Custom Community Art Project is an initiative presented by Great Art for Great Lakes and is now on display at Central Library. The sculpture, Lake Ontario Portrait, was created by Hamilton artist, Nicole Clouston. Clouston used samples of mud collected along Lake Ontario’s shoreline. As the mud is exposed to light, …

Spotlight on Great Art for Great Lakes: Artist Interview Series with Andy Berg

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This week, we’re featuring a spot from our Great Art for Great Lakes artists. GAGL sat down with Kingston artist, Andy Berg to discuss her completed Great Art for Great Lakes piece, Aqua Viva, her experience creating community-engagement artwork, and what she’s working on these days.   GAGL: Who is Andy Berg? Tell us a bit about yourself. I am an early career sculptor …

Threading Water Quilt Kicks Off Culture Days, Country 105

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Culture Days is here, and to get it underway a quilt focusing on the Great Lakes has been unveiled on the wall at Mariner’s Hall. Called Threading Water-Great Art for Great Lakes, it was made in part by Betty Carpick, who wants people to think of how to preserve the Great Lakes. She jokes part of the reason she made …