Project Watershed’s Keeping It Living Campaign is run every year to inspire everyone in the Valley to celebrate, protect and restore the hardest working piece of blue-green infrastructure in the Comox Valley, the K’omoks Estuary. This year Project Watershed is excited to announce the showing of Pieces of an Estuary as the main artistic component of Keeping It Living 2016.

Pieces of an Estuary

April 12th 7-9pm – Opening Night

April 13 – 16th – Exhibit

Courtenay Museum, 207 4th Street

Admission By Donation

Pieces of an Estuary is a dynamic environmental art and public education project in stakes_webconsultation with the David Suzuki Foundation and in partnership with Project Watershed. The project was offered as a combined studio and humanities course at North Island College this Spring, as part of the collaborative BFA program with Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Students from a variety of artistic disciplines shared outdoor adventures, learned skills in audio and video recording and editing, conducted interviews with local experts and site visits, developed soundscape compositions, and collaborated with local musician Joanna Finch (JoBird Music) and local sound engineer James Mattila (StudioLive in Cumberland) to create short videos celebrating and raising awareness about the economic and cultural values of a local ecological oasis: the K’omoks Estuary. “The course culminates on Opening Night in the public screening and concert event as a catalyst for community dialogue.” states Sarah Van Borek, course instructor. For more information on the course itself visit https://www.connect.ecuad.ca/programs/courses/CCID/300/S040Y.

Opening Night, Tuesday, April 12th, 7-9pm, at the Courtenay Museum, 207 4th Street, Courtenay. TheNorth_Central_Island-Kumugwe_Dancers_Comox event will feature a premiere screening of three  students’ videos, student presentations, an opening by the Kumugwe Dancers, opening remarks by various project partners, Keeping It Living Artwork, and a live concert by our collaborating musician Joanna Finch and friends. The museum will also be open for visitors to explore during the event. The event is by donation and open to the public, so please feel free to bring others and spread the word.

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