DIVING IN: the art of cleaning lakes & oceans
An environmental art campaign that aims to raise awareness of the waste in our lakes and oceans by transforming collected trash into beautiful art.
The campaign will be run in collaboration by the Sea to Sky Arts Council Alliance (Pemberton Arts Council, Arts Whistler, the Squamish Arts Council, Lions Bay Arts, The Hearth Arts on Bowen), and West Vancouver Arts Council and North Van Arts.
The art council collective will be working with volunteer divers from Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans (DCLO), local artists, and school groups.
MEET THE ARTIST!
We chose Joe Sauve of Joe Sauve Metal Works located right here in Pemberton to be our artist for the Diving In project.
Joe's passion for 'taking materials that are destined for a junkyard and turning them into one of a kind art pieces' makes him a great fit for this project.
Joe will receive his materials (all of which were collected during the ocean & lake cleanup events this past year) in mid-December and will have a number of months to turn his 'trash into treasure'. His completed artwork along with six other artists' works will tour the Sea to Sky region in 2022.
Check out Joe's work on Facebook & Instagram
The Pemberton Arts Council operates within the unceded territory of Líl̓wat Nation and honours the language, culture and history of the Lil̓wat7úl.