Pangeaseed – A Love Letter to the Great Lakes

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)
Learn more at PangeaSeed.org and loveletterprojects.com and write your own love letter today.

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