Year-long partnership culminates in Great Lakes community art installation

Artwork in progress — part of the Our Great Lakes: Celebrating our Freshwater Resource community art installation. Photo via the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.

This weekend, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston, in partnership with the H’art Centre, will unveil the Our Great Lakes: Celebrating our Freshwater Resource community art installation.

In a media release, the Marine Museum said that everyone is invited to the unveiling of the large-scale multi-medium art installation, where they can watch two performances by H’art Centre artists. Attendees can also undertake their own workshop craft, and celebrate the largest interconnected body of freshwater in the world, our Great Lakes. The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, at the museum at 55 Ontario Street. The installation will be available to view from October 25 to December 31, 2022, during regular museum hours.

This installation marks the culmination of a year-long partnership commemorating, celebrating and connecting with our Great Lakes freshwater resource.

“The works of participating summer workshop artists finally come together in this large-scale installation that is designed to share connections with the Great Lakes and encourage visitors to make your own connections,” organizers said. “The Our Great Lakes: Celebrating our Freshwater Resource project partners with H’art Centre to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement by offering accessible arts-based programs at the Marine Museum. This partnership has been an opportunity for the Museum to increase access to its programs through a relationship with H’art artist participants while collaboratively building community arts and heritage initiatives through the ‘Our Great Lakes’ project.”

Photo via the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.

This multi-project partnership invites the community to connect with our local waterways by engaging in arts-based workshops, exhibits and performances, according to the release. Information about H’art Centre’s project initiatives, including the national exhibit Canadians Connecting: Freshwater can be found here.

The Marine Museum would like to thank the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area for granting $12,000 in support of the ‘Our Great Lakes: celebrating our freshwater resource’ project. Donations are welcome to support future Museum programs via the Museum’s website, marmuseum.ca/donatenow.

For more information or to register for the reception, visit marmuseum.ca/ourgreatlakes

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