Artists sail for an oil-free coast

August 17, 2012

Parksville Qualicum Beach News

By Lissa Alexander

When Dan Gray heard about the project “Art for an Oil Free Coast” it was too late. The project already had 50 renowned artists ready to create art in remote central and north B.C. coastal locations, places that would inevitably be affected if Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project was approved. But he thought he’d send an email to Mark Hobson, artist and project coordinator, just in case.

“When he got home there was a stack of emails and mine was on top and someone just dropped out of project,” Gray explained, “So I think I was required [to take part].”

“The fate’s intervened perhaps,” his wide Sandy offered.

After flying to Bella Bella, the artists were put into three groups, Gray on a 70-foot sailboat used as a research vessel for work in the Great Bear Rainforest, belonging to the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

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