Our man Nico Craig just sent over some flicks of a new piece he painted featuring a stunning portrait of a woman with the words “Petit Pays” (Small World) underneath.
Jordan Kasey is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York who creates stunning illustrative painting and mural works. After graduating with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, he has exhibited in both solo and groups shows all over the United States.
Mexican artist Smithe One just finished this massive mural, commissioned by the Mexican Institute of Youth (INJUVE) in Metro Salto del Agua which is a metro (subway) station located in the Cuauhtémoc borough in Mexico City.
Well known for his male characters, this piece is a milestone of his career and one of Smithe’s biggest murals located in his hometown. “Ella” is the title of the piece, which means “She” and portrayed the side face of a lady as a homage to all the hardworking, strong and independent women out there. – Enriqueta Arias | Photo credit: Francisco Betanzos
Jason Limon was born in San Antonio, Texas, where he continues to reside with his wife and two daughters. In early 2007 he moved from a twelve year career in graphic design to painting and illustrating full-time. He has had recent solo art exhibitions in New York City, Albuquerque and Chicago and a large variety of group exhibits in galleries across the U.S. and in parts of Europe. His art has been published in a variety of publications and have received awards and accolades from Communication Arts, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Print Regional and Graphis Design Annual.
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
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
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)
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.