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All week long we've had students from across the Lower Mainland take part in the colourful art and environmental learning activities at the Artists For Conservation Festival. Today alone, we are excited to have over 100 youth from Kids Up Front participating. The kids so far have been enthralled with watching the artists work, have been asking really good questions after the movie How an Artist saved the Mountain Gorilla, and are taken by Tyto the resident barn owl! Learn more about the Adventure in Art & Environment youth program here.
Earlier this week, Kwitonda, the Silverback Mountain Gorilla featured in AFC's first documentary film "How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla", was found dead by trackers in Rwanda. Jeff Whiting, AFC President commented "He was a magnificent gorilla who figures as the most significant wildlife encounter in my life, as I know he has for others who observed him up close. It appears he lived to the ripe old age of approximately 40 and although we await the results of an autopsy to confirm his death, I can't help but take something positive from this. Successful and sustained conservation...
Thank you to Good Life Connoisseur Magazine for featuring the 2012 AFC Festival in the summer issue.
Robert Bateman unveiled his new 24" x 48" oil on canvas original today at the AFC Festival - it depicts a Pacific North-western alpine winter scene with snow-laden trees and a pack of wolves in the background. The original painting is for sale for CA $55,000 Bateman. Order a Robert Bateman Print and support Artists for Conservation If you are not in the market for a Bateman original then you still have a chance to acquire a special "Conservation Edition" print - there are 100 signed and numbered limited editions are printed on special archival paper and signed. The...
Vancouver, BC., CANADA - October 12, 2012 - This fall, the extraordinary tale of acclaimed artist and conservationist Simon Combes, and his efforts to protect and capture in art, Africa's endangered species will premiere at the Second Annual Artists for Conservation Festival in Vancouver, BC. The Soysambu Legacy: Art and Conservation in Africa's Rift Valley documents Combes' passion for conserving some of Kenya's impressive wildlife areas, including Lake Nakuru National Park. This is Artist for Conservation's 2nd documentary following last year's "How an Artist Saved a Mountain...
Dr. Guy Harvey, who yesterday received the Simon Combes Award for Conservation, the highest recognition that AFC awards to a member artist, gave a special introduction of the Canadian Premiere screening of his documentary film "This is Your Ocean: Sharks." The Theatre in the Sky was packed. If you missed the premier, you'll have a few more chances to see the film on Thur, Nov 10, 7:15pm, Sat, Nov 12, 4:00pm, and Sun, Nov 13 at 3:00pm. Today was even busier at the AFC Festival with more curiosity from visitors, including lots of hikers, taking part in touring the art exhibit, art demos, and...
Today's Artists For Conservation (AFC) Festival Opening at Grouse Mountain brought out young and old and everyone in-between to learn about the importance of nature through art. Some of the finest nature and wildlife artists from around the world were doing painting demonstrations in the Chalet and interacting with the several hundred visitors. Dr. Guy Harvey, Robert Bateman, Stephen Quinn and David Kitler gave lectures in the Theatre in the Sky; kids had their faces painted and some even teamed up with musician Michael Averill on the background entertainment; others got a close-up...
Vancouver, B.C. Canada – October 31, 2013 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the launch of its fourth Virtual Exhibit, featuring the artwork juried into the 2013 Artists for Conservation world's top conservation-themed annual art exhibit and sale. The Virtual Exhibit can be viewed at www.ArtistsForConservation.org/virtual-exhibit. This year's virtual exhibit showcases 197 nature-inspired paintings and sculptures by over 100 of the world's most regarded nature and wildlife artists. All the artwork at AFC's 6th annual live exhibit held at the Artists for...
Vancouver, BC - CANADA - September 17, 2012 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce recipients of the "Adventures in Art & Environment" school workshop contest. For the second year, as part of the Artists for Conservation Festival, AFC is offering a unique program connecting youth with nature through art, and introducing them to some of today's leading international artists who are dedicated to wildlife and habitat conservation. Contest entrants explained why they felt their particular class merited having their admission costs covered for the AFC school program....
Today is the big day. The festival kicks off with the opening ceremonies, awards, and a First Nations performance at 10 am, closely followed by keynote presentations by Robert Bateman and Guy Harvey. We are also thrilled to host the premiere screening of "How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla." The Art of Conservation Exhibit is now officially open to the public as well; grab the whole family and come experience the Artists For Conservation Festival at Grouse Mountain.

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