Experience art for an oil-free coast

Island Tides  December 15, 2012 – January 16, 2013

By Sara Miles

Most people will never visit BC’s north coast and Great Bear Rainforest. However, an exhibition, a film, books, calendars, and an online art auction now give everyone the chance to experience this breathtaking place, through artists’ eyes. Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s sweeping ‘Oil-Free Coast’ initiative began last June with a two-week cruise taking 50 artists as a group to Haida Gwaii and the coastal rainforest. They went to document what increased oil tanker traffic in the area will put at risk. Their trip developed into a collection that is part education, part fundraiser, part adventure, and all sheer magic.Already shown in Vancouver and Victoria, the resulting exhibition of sixty-three works of art, donated by their creators, is currently hung at ArtSpring on Salt Spring Island until December 16, when it moves to Nanaimo, opening on December 20 at the Nanaimo Art Gallery. Other towns and communities across Canada are asking for the exhibition and the foundation is looking at ways to extend its tour.

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