Over Fifty Artists…
including some of Canada’s most celebrated and many who are First Nations – are using their language of paintbrushes and carving tools to portray our fragile coast. The art is now on tour. The exhibitions are opportunities to see the incredible works of art that have been donated by the artists to Raincoast in a effort to stop Enbridge’s Northern Gateway oil tanker proposal. All the art is being sold by auction with 100% of the proceeds going to our oil-free coast campaign.
The donated original art, combined with prose and poetry, have also been published in a book entitled Canada’s Raincoast at Risk: Art for an Oil-Free Coast.
Come to the show, see the art, bid on the pieces, purchase the book, and see the film REFLECTIONS: Art for an oil-free coast.
The Art Exhibition dates and locations. The art work, most of which are originals and all donated by the artists, will become part of a traveling art show to raise public awareness about why our spectacular coast needs to be kept oil-free.
The Art Auction. Over 60 pieces of art, most of which are original paintings, carvings, sculptures, and jewllery are available for purchase by bidding on-line and at the auctions. The auction will run until January 2013.
The Book: The 160-page book Canada’s Raincoast at Risk: Art for an Oil-Free Coast which features the art, as well as writings from prominent Canadian scientists is available to purchase on line. The eBook for ipad is now available free from itunes.
The Film: REFLECTIONS, the 22 minute documentary premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival and is being shown at venues around coastal BC. If you want to host a screening of Groundswell and Reflections, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Artists: Over 50 artists have come together to undertake this initiative donating 100% of their art works and their time. Check out their bios and find out more about this amazing community.
The Expedition into the heart of the tanker route would not have been possible without support from First Nations communities, eco-tour operators (Columbia III, MapleLeaf and Bluewater Adventures), and coastal lodges (Spirit Bear, Hakai Institute and King Pacific).
The goal: The artists are united in the belief that an oil spill from the collision or grounding of a supertanker would have a catastrophic impact on this remarkable region. They want to bring international attention to our fragile coast.