Love Letter Projects is a collective who seek to beautify neighbourhoods, galvanize community and stimulate a broader public awareness of the critical issues facing the unique natural resource of the Great Lakes.
We work to encourage feelings of love, empathy and stewardship in the public toward the Lakes and encourage personal action toward water protection.
Jacquelyn focuses her attention towards art and cultural engagement strategies for brand, public art and place-making projects. Active in the creative communities her work supports, she acts as a bridge uniting art with positive commercial and community outcomes. She works with top international brands, real estate developers and public institutions. She is a founder of Love Letter Projects.
Amy has always had a fascination with cities and urban structure. Coupled with a passion for the arts, she has been working at the interstices of Urban Planning and Art for the better part of a decade and has been involved in projects with NXNE, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, and the Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture, to name a few. Amy is a founding member of Love Letter Projects.
A graduate from the ACAD in 1997, Botkin is an artist and community organizer that has been involved in the creation of over 200 murals internationally since 2009, while exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. Jason is the Canadian regional coordinator for the Pangeaseed Foundation and a founder of Love Letter Projects.
Tre' Packard is the Founder and Executive Director of Pangeaseed Foundation and its Sea Walls program. Tre has travelled throughout Asia documenting some of most remote locations bringing to light never before documented fisheries contributing to the destruction of ocean ecosystems and the often illegal trade of threatened marine life. These experiences coupled with his interest in contemporary art led him to establish PangeaSeed in 2009 to cultivate a new era in marine conservation.
A freelance creative producer, Natasa works collaboratively with various teams to facilitate the creation of any project from community place-making to national brand campaigns. She is the founder of the Toronto Flower Market and aims to bring focus to the local flower industry through inspiring public floral experiences.
AMP earned a BA at Queen’s University, and an MBA from U. of Guelph. In 2012, AMP established AMPlove + in 2014, co-founded not for profit, Surface Art. She has facilitated over 20 large-scale public art projects and participated in 5 festivals.
Devon is a curator, artist and advocate with a history of creating projects that connect across sectors, cities and neighbourhoods. A co-founder of Manifesto Festival, Devon was also a founder of Beautifulcity.ca. (A successful campaign that put a levy on billboards to fund art in Toronto.) Devon co-taught Arts Advocacy at UofT, has graduated from Nonprofit Management and HR Management programs at Ryerson and holds an MA in Curating from Goldsmiths. See: ostrom.ca for more.
Based in Mexico City, Enriqueta is the Regional Creative Director of Latin America for the Pangeaseed Foundation. Arias has a passion for all things art and media. She holds a BA in Communication Studies from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and a minor in Art & Communication from L’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris. She acts as a liaison between PangeaSeed and international media outlets as well as Latin American artists.
FESTIVAL OPERATIONS (2016)
Stuart Pearce is an interdisciplinary artist, art director and magazine founder based in Toronto, Canada. Stuart currently works in the Canadian film industry as a graphic designer and art director and has also been creating murals and public art interventions for well over a decade. In 2012, he founded Bizarre Beyond Belief Magazine, a free online magazine dedicated to extraneous and misunderstood sub-cultures.
VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY COORDINATOR (2016)
Originally from Vancouver, Molly moved to Toronto in 2008 to attend Ryerson University and fell in love with the city. Since then, she has since become involved with several cultural and city-building initiatives. Molly currently works in research, managing international projects with a focus on youth engagement. In the summer she can be found swimming in Lake Ontario, wishing for more urban beaches.
COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR (2016)
Gabriella's BA in Global Studies and MA in Art & Gender History are utilized through community engagement projects in academic, non-profit, and social spheres. She passionately increases public awareness through arts, education, and environmental initiatives.
She acted as communications coordinator for an international development project in Ghana and produced media content at the 2014 UN World Urban Forum in Colombia for a Toronto based urban research organization.
VOLOUNTEER COORDINATOR (2016)
Jean deMers makes illustrations and comics in Toronto, with work full of surreal and fantasy-inspired imagery. After graduating from OCAD university’s illustration program, he became co-manager of Wavering Line Press, which works with local illustrators to publish a bi-annual arts magazine.
Love Letter Projects is inspired by and collaborator of Pangeaseed Foundation's Sea Walls mandate.