Precipice Art Exhibition: Stories of Biodiversity, Loss, and Hope

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The Precipice art exhibition, presented by CPAWS-BC, showcases seven BC-based artists working in mixed media to tell stories of biodiversity, loss, and hope.

Precipice Event - Alternatives Gallery

Precipice Art Exhibition

  • When: September 15-23, 2023
  • Where: Alternative Creations Gallery and Studio (1659 Venables St, Vancouver)
  • Admission: Always free during public gallery hours

Precipice is an exhibit and gathering place where artists, biologists and activists will teach, play and host conversations about biodiversity with the community. The exhibition features work by Cherry Archer, Nell Burns, Adea Chung, Grace Lee, Jesse Recalma, Sarah Ronald, and Clare Wilkening and is curated by Rachael Ashe.

There will also be a series of special events throughout the exhibition:

Exhibition Opening ReceptionRSVP for Free
Friday, September 15th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Natural Wonders on Opening DayRSVP for Free
Saturday, September 16th from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Family Fun DayRSVP for Free
Sunday, September 17th from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Kids are encouraged to come along dressed as their favourite animal or nature explorer.

Meditating on Nature: Art Workshop with Cherry ArcherBy Donation
Sunday, September 17th at 11:30am

Turning the Tide on BC’s Marine Pollution Crisis – Tickets $5-$15
Tuesday, September 19th at 6:00pm
A panel discussion on marine pollution and its impacts water quality, traditional shellfish harvests, and the endangered Southern Resident killer whales with guests:

  • Chief Rebecca David of Pauquachin Nation
  • Octavio Cruz, Marine Scientific Manager, Pauquachin Nation
  • Calvin Sandborn KC, Retiring Senior Counsel, UVic Environmental Law Centre
  • Lucero González Ruiz, Biodiversity Campaigner, Georgia Strait Alliance
  • Lucas Harris, Executive Director, Surfrider Canada

Paths Forward: Empowering Conservation Beyond 30×30By Donation
Thursday, September 21st at 6:00pm
Hear from an expert panel of Indigenous knowledge holders, biologists and leading nature advocates:

  • Lauren Terbasket, Lead Negotiator for the Lower Similkameen Community for the Ashnola Indigenous Protected Area and South Okanagan Similkameen National Park Reserve
  • Roger Dunlop, Manager, Lands & Natural Resources, Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation
  • Councillor Archie Little, Nuchatlaht First Nation, Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council

Clay Workshop with Clare WilkeningBy Donation
Saturday, September 23rd

CPAWS-BC (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society British Columbia Chapter) is part of one of Canada’s oldest non-profit conservation groups. They protect wilderness in every corner of BC and deep into the ocean. They have been defending BC since 1978, and are dedicated to keeping BC’s natural environment thriving forever.

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