Spirit of the Red Pine Exhibition in Cobalt, July 10-August 2, 2015
Opening Reception July 10, 6PM, 30 Silver Street Cobalt, ON
We are all so excited to announce that the pARTners for Wolf Lake is set to re-launch July 10, 2015 at the Classic Theatre in Cobalt. The exhibition is the culmination of work produced by seventeen artists who visited Wolf Lake to raise awareness about protecting the world’s largest old-growth red pine forest.
Located 100 km southwest of New Liskeard, Wolf Lake is threatened by mineral exploration even though the Ontario government promised to protect the area 14 years ago.
“Wolf Lake is a gem,” says painter Rod Prouse. “The monumental pines and surrounding rock faces and heights create a sense of seclusion, drama and space.” Prouse’s paintings are joined by local artists Paul Chivers, Marlies Schoenefeld, and Patricia Gray to name a few.
Established in 2012, the Wolf Lake Coalition is calling on Kathleen Wynne’s government to add Wolf Lake to the neighbouring Chiniguchi Waterway Provincial Park. The art camp and sale was organized as a fundraiser for the Coalition, which is made up of 30 local, provincial, and national businesses and organizations.
“As an painter, I’ve always been drawn to the beauty of places like Wolf Lake,” says Hamilton artist Sarah Blevins. “The fact that this incredible ecosystem is still threatened makes our work that much more important.”
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