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Ridley Terminals opens show for second RTI Art Initiative

A total of 27 pieces of art went up for display at the Museum of Northern BC on Nov. 8 as Ridley Terminals Inc. unveiled the pieces selected for their second Art Initiative.

Approximately 120 proposals from 49 artists were received by the company and were reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of Bill McLennan of the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, Donna Partridge of the Vancouver Art Gallery and Charles Hays Secondary School instructor Carla Rourke. With a budget of $50,000 RTI was able to purchase the 29 pieces from 22 artists in the north.

Pieces present ranged from acrylics to weaving to First Nations designs to photography to wood carvings and everything in between. The pieces will be displayed at the Museum of Northern BC until the first week of December. As with the first Ridley Terminals Inc. Art Initiative, they will then be donated to charities in the region to help them with fundraising.

Along with a large group of guests, a number of artists were present. To wrap up the formal part of the evening, Michelle Bryant of RTI presented elder James Bryant with a Russell Mather print that was the company's a First Nations wolf design of the company's logo as a thank you for welcoming everyone to the traditional territory of the Tsimshian people.

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