Great Bear Rainforest Exhibit shines in Prince George

Sept. 1 to Sept. 30

The Rotunda Gallery and UNBC Arts Council, in conjunction with Sea to Sands Conservation Alliance and the International League of Conservation Photographers, presents the Great Bear Wild Photo Exhibit. This traveling exhibition features stunning images of the Great Bear Rainforest taken by world-renowned wildlife photographers and shows the fragile ecosystem where the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway pipelines are proposed go through in order to transport oil from the Alberta tar sands to ocean-going tankers in Kitimat BC. This extensive exhibit features some of the same photographs that appear in the August 2011 National Geographic Article, “Pipeline Through Paradise.”

Bring your family and friends to this free exhibition and film series at UNBC and experience the awe of the incredible flora and fauna of this coastal rainforest. Patrick Freeny’s images of the great Spirit Bears, Thomas P. Pechak’s underwater “Seal Lion Ballet” and the work of many other photographers communicate the fragile and vulnerable beauty of this complex habitat. There is also a community bulletin board for you to post your own nature and wildlife photographs and/or drawings.

Exhibition opening celebration on September 13, 6pm to 7pm. Light refreshments will be served. Following the opening is a discussion and screening of the film “SPOIL” in the Weldwood Theatre 7pm – 8:30pm (room 7-238).

UNBC Rotunda Gallery

University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way
Prince George, BC    V2N 4Z9

September 1 – September 30, 2011

Great Bear Wild

September 13 Opening Night 6 – 7 pm

SPOIL” screening 7 – 8:30pm following exhibit

Regular gallery hours are Monday to Friday, from 9am to 9pm.

Films free or by donation in the Weldwood Theatre (7-238), UNBC; 7-8:30 PM:

The following films will be screened to highlight the concerns and risks that could result from the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project:

Sept 13: SPOIL

Sept 20: End:Civ

Sept 27: Awakening the Skeena, with Ali Howard as our guest

Oct 4: On the Line

Films free or by donation in the Weldwood Theatre (7-238), UNBC; 7-8:30 PM