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Campbell River Art Gallery features film screening

A scene from ‘Reflections: Art For An Oil-Free Coast.’  - Photo courtesy of the Campbell River Art Gallery
A scene from ‘Reflections: Art For An Oil-Free Coast.’
— image credit: Photo courtesy of the Campbell River Art Gallery

Artists who journeyed hundreds of kilometres up the coast by boat to interpret B.C.’s wild coastline are the subject of a fascinating film, ‘Reflections: Art For An Oil-Free Coast,’ to be shown at the Campbell River Art Gallery’s Annual General Meeting this Thursday.

The short AGM will be followed by the 22-minute film, which is a co-production of Strongheart Productions and the Raincoast Conservation Society.

The film follows a number of B.C.’s most celebrated artists who took part in a journey into a remote landscape facing the threat of a proposed oil pipeline and increased oil tanker traffic.

‘Reflections’ weaves together the artists’ work and their response to a region at potential risk.

Special guests for the evening will include Ross Campbell of Mothership Adventures, a local family-run business dedicated to providing ocean wilderness adventures in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Campbell was one of the boat operators who took a group of artists up the coast for the film project.

Also in attendance will be artists Esther Sample and Kevin Johnson.

‘Reflections: Art for An Oil-Free Coast’ premiered at the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival and has screened throughout BC and around the world, however, this screening of ‘Reflections’ will be the first in Campbell River.

Admission is by donation and everyone is welcome.

The Annual General Meeting is set for 7 p.m. and the film will begin at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call the Campbell River Art Gallery at 250-287-2261 or e-mail contact@crartgallery.ca

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