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FishNet Great Lakes Craft Project

Art exhibitions don't often catch my attention but FishNet's "The Great Lakes Craft & Release Project" certainly did.

I guess I'm a sucker for pictures of kids holding fish.

Students from local elementary schools were armed with life-size models of fish species from the great lakes, to create a walkable hatchery with over 1000 fish hanging from the gallery ceiling. It's called the "Release Phase" and is meant to be a virtual underwater tour of the Great Lakes including details of Great Lakes history and ecology.

great lakes fish species

Admission is free at the Harbourfront Centre this week, but the idea is to raise money for two related charities: Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and Great Lakes United.

The project runs until Sunday June 22 at Harbourfront Centre with exhibition hours Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.

Photos: projectfishnet.org


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