Commemorate, Celebrate and Connect with your Great Lakes during the launch of our new community art installation developed by H’art Centre artist participants and the public during the Our Great Lakes: Celebrating our Freshwater Resource project. The works of participating artists finally come together in this largescale installation that is designed to share connections with the Great Lakes and encourage you make your own connections.
The Our Great Lakes 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 is an opportunity for the Museum to increase access to its programs through a relationship with H'art artist participants while collaboratively building community art initiatives through the 'Our Great Lakes' project. This multi-program project invites the community to connect with our local waterways by engaging in arts-based workshops, exhibits and performances. We are grateful to the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area for supporting this project.
From June to December, our respective organizations will be delivering a number of exciting initiatives that engage and empower as many individuals as possible to embrace the Great Lakes as a vital freshwater resource, while providing opportunities for accessible arts-based heritage programs and cross-cultural conversations. Activities and events at the Museum include:
Our Great Lakes Art Installation Unveiling - Stop in and explore!
The works of participating artists finally come together in this largescale art installation that is designed to share connections with the Great Lakes and encourage you make your own connections.
This installation is open to visitors during Museum hours and pieces from the project available for sale at our Reception Desk.
Activities and events at H'art Centre
- "Moving Shoreline", Artist Participant workshops that will result in moveable wooden sculptures from June to August. These sculptures will contribute to the Museum's art installation and H'art's roving dance production, "Water".
- "Canadians Connecting: Freshwater", H'artist visual art workshops with outreach to 5-10 inclusive arts studios across Canada. Visit the exhibit in The Mix Fridays by appointment at H'art Centre. More details here.
More details about H'art Centre's initiatives available here.