The Art of Conservation

Opening Reception

Saturday, July 14, 6-8pm.

“The Art of Conservation” is a gallery show with partial proceeds benefiting Pacific Wild and Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
The reception takes place on Saturday July 14th, from 6:00pm-8:00pm at The Gallery at Cove Commons located at 430 Bowen Island Trunk Rd., Bowen Island, British Columbia.
The show runs from July 11th to August 13th.
The Art of Conservation
Suddenly stopping in your tracks at the sight of a grizzly bear down trail; cutting the engine and drifting in the ocean waves as orcas glide through the water: moments like these inspire the art of Guthrie Gloag and Di. In their first joint show, “The Art of Conservation,” these two emerging artists showcase their love for British Columbia’s wilderness, both through the subjects of their art and by donating a portion of their proceeds to conservation organizations.
The unique artistic perspective Di brings to her work allows the viewer to see the world through her eyes. Her stylized landscape and wildlife paintings resonate a beautiful stillness that will draw you in.  Di hopes that through her art you will reflect on the awesomeness of nature and be compelled to help protect it.
Gloag’s life sized sculptures of coastal animals are inspired by encounters he’s had working in the field of biology and in his own explorations of the mountains and coastlines of B.C. He hopes that viewers experience an echo of what he felt seeing these animals. You may have stumbled upon his larger work – the elusive mastodon – an animal he had to create to be able to see in the wild.
Both Di and Gloag feel an urgency about the issues threating our environment and the animals that call it home. In this show, they take their art beyond reflecting beauty and inspiring awareness; they’ve decided to donate a portion of their proceeds to Pacific Wild and Raincoast Conservation Foundation, which work to protect the wildlife and landscapes they portray.
Di and Gloag chose Bowen for their first show together as they both call this beautiful island home and want to share their art with a community they love. They have been humbled by the way Bowen embraces and supports the arts.
Di and Gloag hope you join them at “The Art of Conservation” reception.
Written by Guthrie Gloag.


Jul 14 2018


06:00 PM - 08:00 PM