Anti-oil sands art show sets up in Calgary City Hall

Brian Falconer, left, with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, and Ross Dixon, biologist for Raincoast, chat about Art for an Oil Free Coast with Peter Adams, who works in the oil and gas industry, in the City Hall atrium on Monday. Photograph by: Courtesy of Marilyn Jones Read more:

By Sherri Zickefoose, Calgary Herald April 16, 2013

An anti-oil pipeline art show is hoping to win over Calgarians in the heart of oil and gas country.

Art, and it seems politics, too, are in the eye of the beholder as opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project is at the centre of Art For An Oil-Free Coast. The travelling exhibit appeared Monday inside the City Hall atrium, and a companion film, Reflections, was screened at the Central Calgary Public Library.

Organizers say they’re confident Calgarians are open to their message, even in the centre of Canada’s oil and gas industry.

“I think there is a hunger for this conversation here in Alberta, I really do,” said exhibit spokesman Brian Falconer.

Well-known Canadian artists Robert Bateman and Carol Evans are among those who have donated paintings and sculpture to be sold at auction, with all the proceeds going to Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s oil-free coast campaign…

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