OUR SALMON, OUR CHILDREN, ONE EARTH

SALMON BEGAN TO SWIM INTO THE VANCOUVER CLASSROOMS IN 1996 WITH A PROJECT CALLED OUR SALMON, OUR CHILDREN, ONE EARTH, CREATED BY MARINA PAPAIS.  MARINA WORKED WITH 1000 STUDENTS PER YEAR IN MANY SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE LOWER MAINLAND TO PRODUCE SALMON THAT CONTAINED THEIR OWN ART INSPIRATIONS AND SHE LAMINATED THEM AND 1000 SALMON WOULD SWIM AROUND HER PUBLIC ART SHOWS IN VENUES SUCH AS THE ROUNDHOUSE IN VANCOUVER, THE FERRY BUILDING IN WEST VANCOUVER AND THE COQUITLAM ART CENTER.  BY THE YEAR 2000 THE STREAM OF DREAMS ORGANIZATION FOLLOWED HER METHOD AND HAD STUDENTS CREATE THE SALMON ON WOOD AND COVERED FENCES ON SCHOOLYARDS , DELIVERING THE MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC THAT IT WAS TIME TO TAKE OUR SALMON SITUATION SERIOUSLY.  MARINA IS REVIVING HER ORIGINAL

PROJECT HERE IN ASHCROFT, ON WOOD AND WITH MOSAICS,  AND THE FEVER IS CATCHING ON QUICKLY.

Early June 2019 the community is coming together to build salmon images out of mosaics.  These images will enhance the Hub outdoor walls soon enough.

In 1996 Marina began a project she called Our Salmon, Our Children, One Earth.  Each year she would work with a thousand students from the lower mainland to create salmon images that would then enhance the walls of art galleries.  The project was to enhance the understanding of how important it is to protect all life.

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