Artists in a group exhibit took different approaches to create their vision of the impact on the environment caused by man. It is a bleak picture that can be prevented with better choices and better stewardship of the land.
On the walls of the Third Ave. Collective downtown there are disturbing images: a painting of a dead pelican covered in oil, a terrarium with “oil slick” demonstrating the danger of oil spills to animals and the environment along with a number of other artists’ interpretation of the theme.
The exhibit is entitled SpOIL: People, Places, Pipelines. It opened to the public Friday night.
“The show is particularly exciting as it got concerned folks who’d never engaged in the art process before putting together a piece of artwork for the show,” said Jan Myers of the Third Ave. Collective. SpOIL is a grassroots endeavour featuring artwork by Prince George residens who are concerned about the impact of pipelines in northern British Columbia. The art show coincides with another environmental art show Mined Over Matter (on the theme of mining) which opened Friday at Artspace and the Groop Gallery on Third Ave.
Sea to Sands Conservation Alliance collaborated with the Third Ave. Collective to sponsor an art show at the Third Ave. Collective on April 1. It runs daily until April 16, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.”