Saturday, December 8, 2012

Art for an Oil Free Coast

On Tuesday we attended the Victoria opening of the art exhibit put together by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, featuring original art donated by BC artists as part of a campaign to protect our fragile coast from potential oil spills.  Raincoast transported more than 50 artists to the remote Great Bear Rainforest on BC's central coast to produce the works. The works are now being auctioned off online to raise funds to continue the fight against pipelines and oil tankers on our coast.  

Some highlights of the art show include this large raincoast bowl depicting the animals of the region, carved in soapstone and cast in bronze by Craig Benson,

and this acrylic painting by Chil Thom entitlted "What Lies Beneath"

My stepson Ben was involved in the project as a videographer and also as an artist.  One of his paintings is in the show and his footage formed a large part of the movie about the project.  

Here are a couple of stills from the movie showing the incredible beauty of this area.
I love the reflection of the clouds in this one.

Below you can see one of the artists on location doing a sketch.

This last photo is of Ben's painting in the gallery.  It's the one on the wall on the left showing the fjord and the mountains.  There's a much better photo of it in the online art auction. You can see it and all the other art thats available through the auction here.   It's an amazing collection of art for such an important cause.

 By the way, I'm starting to get back to normal after my fall last week.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds a really interesting exhibition!
    Greetings from New York.


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