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Artists share stories of tar sands pipelines Monday in Hayward

Ten Wisconsin artists ranging from graduate students to professionals opened a traveling exhibit to tell the story of Line 16, the world's second largest tar sands oil pipeline.

The exhibit is comprised of 10 2-by-4-foot panels, the exhibit shows a chronology of the tar sands oil extraction, preparation, and transportation processes.

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destructive mining activity in Alberta, Canada, to the disregard for indigenous treaty rights and the potential for the seizure of private property, the artists illustrated a story that exposes the threat tar sand pose to people and the environment.

The exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 29 at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, 13466 W. Tepania Road, Hayward, Wisconsin.

"I find it very effective when activists and artists can collaborate to make important issues visible and accessible," said Helen Klebesadel, one of the participating artists. "In order to make a difference, we must come together to share our voices on these issues in whatever way works best."

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