There are 3,888km of Huron coastline in Canada
...and the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation (LHCCC) cares for them all. Volunteers monitor and report findings weekly, constructing a database which is interpreted by the experts and shared with the people – citizens, students, governments, corporate leaders – to promote Best Practice for the future of Huron.
It’s a lot of work, and it’s worth it. The integral role of our Great Lake to all of life cannot be overstated. And so, it’s time to say thank-you.
LHCCC Executive Director Erinn Lawrie imagined an artistic tribute but didn’t know whom to approach. Bethany Ann Davidson,who grew up in Blind River along the North Channel of Lake Huron and now dwells in Goderich, was facing the opposite problem: lacking the time and place, she had a dozen fellow artists eager to form a coastal-themed exhibition. It was the natural progression of Davidson’s broken-glass wave art she’d been designing to support the LHCCC through WorldRooted: the Art Project for People.
One of those artists was a kindred spirit Davidson had never met. Justine Goulet is from Camlachie, at the very opposite end of the Lake. She might have obtained a Masters of Philosophy in Performance Art from Trinity at Dublin, Ireland; but when Lake Huron called her home, she answered. Goulet has since founded Lake Life Studio to sell her glasswork wares and begun donating a portion of garment sales to the LHCCC. She spends most of her free time just beyond the dunes.