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. …

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 …

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 …

SPOTLIGHT ON GREAT ART FOR GREAT LAKES: ARTIST INTERVIEW SERIES WITH JULIEANNE STEEDMAN

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  This week, we’re featuring another guest spot from Great Art for Great Lakes. GAGL sat down with Manitoulin Artist, Julieanne Steedman to discuss her completed Great Art for Great Lakes piece, Stories of the Lake, her experience creating community-engagement artwork, and what she’s working on these days. GAGL: Who is Julieanne Steedman? Tell us a bit about yourself. I …

Spotlight on Great Art for Great Lakes: Artist Interview Series with Betty Carpick

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  We are thrilled to introduce our guest blog contribution—GAGL Artist Interview Series—featuring the eight incredible artists, and artist collectives, selected for the Great Art for Great Lakes (GAGL) project. In each community, the artists have completed their community maker events where they engaged the public to participate in the co-creation of their proposed artwork. Now, they are working hard to …

What Makes You Care About Climate Change?

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It’s not an abstract question. The answers, in fact, could have wide-reaching consequences for if and how governments and industries respond to our warming world and the adaptation and mitigation efforts they choose to undertake. Research published in Nature Climate Change in 2012 found that policies directly tackling climate change are more welcome by the general public when individuals are …

Keep That Summer Feelin’ Alive With The Great Lakes

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Not ready for summer to end? The inescapable reality we all face leading into the final week before Labour Day hits and we hang up our caftans until Spring’s next arrival.     But seriously, don’t fret. We live in the Great Lakes basin with endless geography to uncover across this gorgeous landscape that so many of us call home—and …

Andrew Reeves’ Spotlight on Great Lakes: Wetlands

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Wetlands have received a lot of favourable press lately. In the past year, the Ontario government released a draft strategy for managing and growing our estimated 30 million hectares of wetlands from Lake Erie to Hudson Bay, a report that was finalized this month. Meanwhile, recent research from the University of Waterloo’s Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation modelled a future …