This is your opportunity to submit a piece of art for a three-month long art exhibition to be launched at Science World in Vancouver on September 29, 2017.
The Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery Team is partnering with TELUS World of Science to bring you the first art exhibition in Vancouver entirely dedicated to the amphibians of the province. The Precious Frogs Art Exhibition will integrate art and conservation by showcasing a variety of visual and media art pieces combined with scientific and educational information on the challenges faced by amphibians in our province.
Elsewhere in North America, artists have already demonstrated their creativity to raise awareness about the global decline of amphibians. In North Carolina, artist Terry Thirion has initiated the Disappearing Frogs Project, in 2013.
But this is a first in Vancouver, and with the Precious Frogs art exhibition, the Team hopes to inspire artists to be a bridge between scientists and the broader public and to promote awareness and action for the long-term conservation of all of our precious amphibians. Additional film screenings, educational events, and art workshops will be presented at Science World in the fall as part of the art exhibition.
To scientists, amphibians are intriguing, beautiful, complex, inspiring, unusual, and more. What do you see?
Paint, draw, print, sculpt, design, photograph the province’s frogs, toads and salamanders, and consider how art can combat threats to amphibian survival including habitat loss, pollution, invasive species, and disease. Submit your most convincing art piece. Your work will support the Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery Team’s efforts to conserve amphibians in British Columbia.
Opening reception for the art exhibition will be on Tuesday, October 3 from 6 to 8 pm at Science World.
Artwork: Lord Byng Secondary School, Grade 10 Honours art class
Artwork photos: Michael Wheatley