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Art exhibit explores coal exports

Activist creates exhibition at Blackfish Gallery


Blackfish Gallery in Portland’s Pearl District will exhibit an installation on the potential for Northwest coal exports during the month of October by local artist/activist Bonnie Meltzer.

Entitled “Know Coal No Coal,” Meltzer’s work will be viewable 24/7 at the gallery on 420 N.W. 9th Ave.

Meltzer was invited to produce the exhibit when she co-organized a Portland rally against coal exports in August, and asked Blackfish to display a poster publicizing the rally. Meltzer expects to complete the exhibit and hang it by Sept. 30.

She’s been working to educate the Portland community about the coal exports issue for several months, and says art is a great way to communicate.

For more information on Meltzer’s work, check out bonniemeltzer.com.