Friday, January 18, 2008

Artwork at FLESS

Artwork displayed in cabinets in the hallways of Fraser Lake Elementary Secondary School.

CNC office

Art work at the CNC office in Fraser Lake

Monday, January 14, 2008

OBAC's wonderful MPB info display

Thank you so much to the Omenica Beetle Action Coalition for providing this information resource and to graphic artist, Karen Heathman for the wonderful design!

Reporter Elaine Storey

Audience at Fraser Lake reception

more Fraser Lake Library Photos

Fraser Lake Library reception photos

Friday, January 11, 2008

Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire
Tom Dean
Acrylic Painting
Burns Lake

Trial by Fire is meant to be a display of the destructive forces of nature which is both great and terrible. When nature becomes diseased it must be cleansed and fire is nature's way of cleansing impurities. Sadly the destruction isn't limited to the pine beetles but endangers all habitats, both human and natural.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

BC Almanac

Our Red & Blue Art Tour recieved some attention from CBC's BC Almanac.... If you would like to add some pine beetle photos to the listener' lens, just go to
and click on Share your photo. It would be awesome to fill up the CBC file with photos from the central interior...

Feedback comments from FSJ

Here are some of the comments from the feedback forms filled out by the audience at Ft St James.

What impressions are you left with about the pine beetle epidemic after seeing the artists’ work on the topic?


  • That we are in trouble with our forests
  • No matter what the artist paints the outcome is still the same, dead pine trees
  • Felt moved by many of the pieces
  • It is such a big, big problem worldwide- an epidemic
  • I would like to see more positive elements in this display, After all, beetle infestations have been happening for hundreds of years
  • Increasing understanding about reality in the community
  • Such loss left me quite emotional then some art pointed towards hope renewal and regrowth
    devastation, hope It is interesting to see someone else’s perspective
  • Optimism of people in a time of crisis
  • It’s good to try and see the positive in a difficult situation

Gallery label

I just figured out how to label each image! If you would like to view the artwork, please go to labels at the left and click on gallery.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Red & Blue will be in Fraser Lake next week

The spread of the mountain pine beetle throughout Northern B.C. and into Alberta is having a huge impact on the landscape, the economy and on individuals whose lives are inextricably linked to the forestry industry.

Passions run high on the subject.

But whether you view the effect of the beetle as a transitory natural cycle of life that will recover if left to its own devices, and are enjoying the colours it is producing in our forests, or whether you have been overwhelmed by it, emotionally or financially, this unique exhibition of themed artwork captures these diverse reponses.

Fraser Lake - Public Library
Monday, January 7, 2008 – Friday, January 25, 2008
Reception – Saturday, January 12, 1 -2 pm
more art displayed at the CNC office and at FLESS

Friday, January 4, 2008

Gallery of beetle art

For a gallery of beetle art, art inspired by mountain pine beetles, please go to the blog archives: 2007, starting in August...
Especially welcome are readers from CBC Almanac -Yeah! for a confluence of beetles and blogs!