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This fall, fifty Canadian artists, including many who are First Nations, used their paintbrushes and carving tools to portray the beauty of the British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest. The artists, and organizers, hope that the resulting tour of artworks will help alert the public to the dangers posed to this region by a proposed pipeline.
Watch the following for interviews with the artists and how their field trip to this rainforest inspired new works to save an ancient forest:
Since 1990, Raincoast, a not-for-profit research and public education organization, has been working to preserve BC’s coastline. To learn more about their efforts and the artworks created for this show, check their website.