Great Food Great Lakes Launch Event

Great Art for Great Lakes Partners With The Tett Centre, Queen’s University, Beaty Water Research Centre, Utilities Kingston and Public Health Ontario, to Host A Night of ‘GREAT FOOD. GREAT LAKES.’ June 1st, 2017, 6-9pm

Kingston, May 26th, 2017 — Waterlution, in partnership with Greatness—The Great Lakes Project—is thrilled to announce our ‘Great Food. Great Lakes.’ Event held at The Tett Centre Malting Tower, featuring cuisine from Kingston’s own Chez Piggy, Chefs Jolie Brant and Lorie Young of Kingston National Aboriginal Day Traditional Foods, Chef Carol Anne Maracle of Kahkwakon:on we (Real Good Food), Black Dog Catering, and delicious craft brews from The MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.

Christopher McLeod says “This is a fantastic opportunity for the Kingston community to connect Lake Ontario to the delectable food and beverages offered, in a dynamic setting with art and water at its forefront. Along with ice cream and meeting the commissioned artist, there will be fun, interactive activities for all ages, and prizes to be won.”

June 1st kicks off the first of two GAGL events in Kingston—‘Great Food. Great Lakes will introduce Kingston’s commissioned artist to the community, engage the public to understand their role in the collaborative aspect of the final artwork, and energize them to join in on our Maker Event a few weeks later on June 21st. Here’s a sneak peek into Kingston’s official Great Art for Great Lakes artist, Andy Berg’s work, Aqua Viva, to be installed at The Tett Centre in October 2017. Visit for further details.

Andy Berg will engage the community in her creative processes to collectively sculpt a collaborative low-relief ceramic wall work entitled, Aqua Viva. Berg’s collaborative process of honouring our Great Lakes will first engage volunteer participants in the direct discovery of Lake Ontario through encounters that will include walking along the shoreline, sensing and “reading” our Great Lake water world, story-telling, and gathering of information through sketching, journaling and natural found objects.

Waterlution’s Great Art for Great Lakes is sponsoring similar projects in seven other Great Lakes communities, including Toronto, Hamilton, Thunder Bay and Mississauga. Each community will host public events to introduce their commissioned artist who will collaboratively create a permanent work of art to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Great Art for Great Lakes is funded through the Canada 150 Fund and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

For more information or for interviews, contact:

Christopher McLeod, Project Lead, Great Art for Great Lakes

(905) 730 – 4008  |

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