We rocked the end of the Mayan calendar last night in Nanaimo with the spectacular traveling art show Art for an Oil Free Coast, organized by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. More than 200 people turned out for the Nanaimo opening of the exhibit.
The art will remain on display at the downtown location of the Nanaimo Art Gallery (150 Commercial Street) through January 5, 2013.
Admission is free, and the gallery has extended hours while the show is up. Hours are here.
More than fifty of Canada’s best artists are represented in the show. All of the art in the show has been donated by the artists to help fund Raincoast’s Oil-Free Coast Campaign aimed at halting the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.
The online auction ends on January 9, 2013. To view the online auction or place a bid, go here:
The exquisite art book Canada’s Raincoast at Risk, containing nearly all of the work on display, will be available at the gallery for $45 while the show is up.
And the eBook version of the art book, containing the full contents of the print book PLUS video interviews with some of the artists at work in the Great Bear Rainforest, can be downloaded for FREE to your iPad from the iTunes store: