Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Tett Centre June 28th

Hope you can make it to the Tett Centre to work with artist Andy Berg to complete her piece Aqua Viva. See for all the details.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Save our Spring - SOS

I am now part of a community group going by the name of Save Our Spring (SOS) in response to the proposed closure of the Ancaster Well where we get our drinking water. The groups website and details on our actions can be seen here:

We had our first public meeting with over 85 people in attendance. Here is a short intro to the evening, with additional videos on the website.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact myself or the group. Thanks.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Kingston Participatory Event.


Our team at Waterlution & Greatness: The Great Lakes Project would like to thank all of you for participating in our Great Art for Great Lakes' Great Food. Great Lakesevent last week! We are writing to let you know that we have drawn the names for the Tales from the Toilet Giveaway, and have contacted the winners. 

Here's a special invitation from artist, Andy Berg, inviting you to join her Free Lake Ontario Shoreline Discovery Walk, Wednesday, June 21st at 3pm!

"Guided by Andy Berg, the community is invited to engage in the artistic discovery of the Lake Ontario shoreline and environs. Participants will learn to use Andy Berg’s artistic process of by-chance random discovery of the local lake environment while we walk along the waterfront and explore our local Great Lake.  

We will discover both natural and human made contributions to our Lake environment, gather information about our Lake through all of our senses and learn how to “read” the Lake Ontario environment.  We will record observations, sketches, stories, impressions of the day, and key words about Lake Ontario into a Great Lake Sketch journal which will be provided for each participant.  

Participants will then be invited to bring their Great Lake Sketch Journal to the Free Aqua Viva Free Clay-Making Workshop on June 28th as a resource for generating ideas, as well as for creating special community elements for the stoneware clay wall work called Aqua Viva.  The completed Aqua Viva community wall work will be installed and unveiled at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning at the end of the summer.  

Join in the creativity, celebration and sharing of Kingston's Lake Ontario greatness!" - Andy 

- 3pm: Meet at The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, Front Entrance 
- 6pm; Walk ends at The Tett Centre

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:  Be sure to bring a snack, water bottle, sun hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. Wear sturdy shoes as we will be off the paved trail at times.


Andy's Free Aqua Viva Free Clay-Making Workshop coming soon on June 28th also at The Tett Centre!!

Get ahead of the line and sign up for her Clay-Making Workshop. Email with your choice of time of day for June 28th:
11:00am - 1:00pm, or
2:00pm - 4:00pm, or
5:00pm - 7:00pm

"Participants are invited to join with local sculptor, Andy Berg in the Activity Room at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning to assist with the Kingston Great Art for Great Lakes Community Maker Event.  

The June 28 Maker Event will involve making special community elements in clay for the shallow relief wall sculpture entitled Aqua Viva, which will be unveiled at the Tett Centre in late summer as part of the Ontario sesquicentennial celebrations.  The creative focus of Aqua Viva will be our interrelationship with the waters of the Great Lakes and in particular, Kingston’s local lake, Lake Ontario. 

 Kingston is uniquely situated in the Great Lakes fresh watershed as Lake Ontario narrows to form the gateway to the St. Lawrence River. As a community we have much to consider and celebrate.  Each Maker session will include a guided visualization process, learning about artist gathered shoreline objects that are both human made as well as from Nature (including objects made by a local keystone inhabitant, the beaver!), group brainstorming for visual meaning, content, keystone words and/or text about Lake Ontario, and finally creating a unique clay element which will be included in the completed Aqua Viva wall work.  Get your hands on some clay and celebrate by helping to build Kingston's  Aqua Viva community art project!  This is a FREE event open to teens and adults and no prior art experience is required." 

For more details, visit us at follow us on FacebookInstagram & Twitter for updates & to see pics from last week's Great Food. Great Lakes. event!

From all of us at Waterlution -- a big thank you & we look forward to meeting in Kingston soon!

Thank you.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A Waterlution blog post

Here is a link to the submission to the Waterlution blog listed blow:

Art Gallery of Mississauga, Living Water wrap up.

The Living Waters Project creatively, interactively, and collaboratively explores and discovers the story of water in a Mississauga school community. Taking place inside The Roots garden, children in grades 1-5 completed workshops that included drawing, building, and planting in the garden as an access point for discussion around our connection and relationship to water.

I want to thank the Art Gallery of Mississauga and TD Friends of the Environment for providing the funding.

Here is my wrap up video. It has been fantastic, I hope that entire school community continues to enjoy the garden as it grows through the years.

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