The FishNet Project exhibit at the York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario opened on May 2nd, 2008 and continues until June 22. FishNet is an ecological collaborative art project involving over 1,200 elementary Toronto District School Board students, artists and other participants learning about the fish of the Great Lakes and crafting full-scale textile versions of them.
Not only does this project look like just plain fun, kids are learning about different species in the Great Lakes Region and their environment. The project involved 13 schools, 30 classes, 727 students and many parents and volunteers. The students each created a full-scale replica of the fish they studied and they are all hanging out now at the York Quay Gallery. It looks like a cool exhibit. Given my current location, I will unfortunately not be able to attend. If you go, please let us know and post a comment here!
More on the Great Lakes:
See the FishNet Project website for more information.
Thanks to Claire and Angela from the FishNet Project for providing photos and links.