Pangeaseed Foundation is an international non-profit organization that collaborates through artistic and creative mediums to raise public awareness and education regarding the conservation and preservation of oceans, sharks and other marine species in peril. This time, they teamed up with Hermann & Audrey and a small team of international curators, cultural managers, artists, producers, sponsors and volunteers to inaugurate the first edition of ‘A Love Letter to the Great Lakes’ x Sea Walls mural festival in Toronto, Canada.
Equally aware of the importance of fresh water as one of the most precious resources we have, Osel paint & Nueve Arte Urbano from Mexico, Lululemon Toronto, Montana Cans, Lush Cosmetics & Panam Path joined the cause and made this edition of the festival possible.
“This project is a labour of love for our team, artists, and community partners. Art can transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries; as ‘artivists’ we believe that using our talents to raise social and environmental awareness can inspire positive change and action,” says Jason Botkin, artistic director of the project and supporting artist.
PangeaSeed's Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is the first movement of its kind helping to save our seas, lakes and water resources via public art and activism: "ARTivism". The festival featured over 21 contemporary artists, including: Franco Fasoli Jaz, Jarus, Kwest, Jason Botkin, Lebonar, Cinzah, Caratoes, Peru, Sens, Miguel Valiñas, Sermob, just to mention a few. This inaugural series of murals are each in themselves a ‘Love Letter’ to the Great Lakes. Bringing vital environmental issues into the spotlight, Sea Walls and the Love Letter Projects aimed to educate and inspire individuals and communities to protect the planet's most important resource: water.