Artists turn eye on coastal rainforest in protest against proposed pipeline

BY JUDITH LAVOIE, TIMES COLONIST DECEMBER 2, 2012
The image of mist drifting over steep, tree-covered slopes that rise above an inlet, where a black bear searches for salmon, instantly evokes the Great Bear Rainforest.

Which is exactly what the artists contributing to Art for an Oil-Free Coast want to do.The painting is one of more than 60 pieces of artwork depicting the Great Bear Rainforest, by some of B.C.’s premier artists, that will be on display and up for auction at Victoria Conference Centre next week.

The art and a coffee-table book are the result of a special expedition to the north and central coast, organized by Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

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