Plutonic Power Corporation Brings the Toba River Valley to Vancouver


Commissioned Landscapes of the Toba River Valley by Yehouda Chaki
on Display at Buschlen Mowatt Gallery

Vancouver, B.C. -- May 28, 2008 -- Sixty-five paintings capturing the pristine ecological landscape of the Toba River Valley created by renowned international artist Yehouda Chaki are on display at Vancouver's Buschlen Mowatt Gallery in an art exhibition hosted by Plutonic Power Corporation (PCC: TSX).

Plutonic Power Corporation Vice-Chair and CEO Donald McInnes personally commissioned Yehouda Chaki, famous for his strong, colourful palette and vivid expressionistic images of Mediterranean scenes, to capture the vivid beauty and stunning landscapes of the Toba River Valley, north of Powell River, on canvass. The valley is the location of five of Plutonic's run-of-river projects, including the $660 million 196 megawatt East Toba River-Montrose Creek project presently under construction.

"I commissioned these paintings and share the rugged beauty of the Toba Valley with people who will never get a chance to visit this remote river valley," said McInnes. "These paintings serve as a permanent artistic record of the Toba Valley in its most pristine setting. It's a way to demonstrate how green energy generation and the environment can symbiotically coexist."

Plutonic Power has been a steadfast supporter of the arts for many years in keeping with its corporate philosophy that art provides an essential resource for community development and helps enrich the workplace.

On May 29, Plutonic will host a reception for its community partners, First Nations and key stakeholders at the Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, located at 1445 West Georgia Street, to share and celebrate the series, from 6 - 8 p.m. Yehouda Chaki will be attending the reception and will be available for media interviews.

The Buschlen Mowatt Gallery opening reception will take place on Saturday, May 31 at 1:00 p.m.

As an enduring legacy to the beauty of the Toba River Valley, Plutonic Power commissioned a limited edition book Chaki -- The Toba River Series -- featuring photographs of the paintings, the story of Chaki's journey, a history of the region and a description of Plutonic's run-of-river projects, which will be available at the gallery.

"The Powell River-Toba River Valley Project represents what can be accomplished when individuals come together through synchronicity," said Buschlen Mowatt Gallery owner Barrie Mowatt. "It re-emphasizes how important relationships are in realizing the smallest of visions and dreams."

Yehouda Chaki
Working primarily within classic landscape and still life genres, Yehouda Chaki's paintings and works on paper--- vibrant and gestural---are linked by a mastery of colour, brushstroke and visual drama. His depictions of the Golan Heights subtly recall the inherent tension that lurks on Israeli soil. For Chaki, nature is a language wherein trees, streams, valleys and hills explore a delicate balance between national history and personal experience. Born in Greece and trained in both Israel and Paris, Chaki has lived in Montreal since 1963. He has exhibited extensively in Canada and the United States, in addition to exhibiting in Israel, Belgium, and Norway. His work is found in private collections world-wide, including The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Le Musée de Toulon; France, and the Museo de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

About Plutonic Power Corporation
Plutonic Power's vision is to provide leadership and create a legacy through the development of renewable, reliable, made-in-BC clean energy. Its proposed Green Power Corridor, comprised of 40 facilities, including the flagship $660 million, 196 MW East Toba River/Montrose Creek run-of-river project currently under construction, have the design capacity to generate enough energy to meet the annual needs of about 630,000 homes and create approximately 5,500 person years of employment. Once built, the Green Power Corridor could offset an estimated 4 million tons of CO2 emissions every year - the equivalent to taking as many as 650,000 vehicles off the road. Plutonic is committed to working in partnership with First Nations, stakeholder groups and local communities in the development of all its run-of-river projects. By developing its suite of projects, Plutonic Power will help British Columbia realize its goal of becoming electricity self-sufficient by 2016, meet demand utilizing 90% clean domestic generation sources and will play a significant role in the fight against climate change.

About Buschlen Mowatt Gallery
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery is a prestigious showcase featuring modern and contemporary masters of international significance. Recent exhibitions include: Colour Field installation of major works by Helen Frankenthaler, Jules Olitski, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons and Frank Stella; Louise Nevelson Retrospective; Javier Marin and Ricardo Mazal - Latin American Visions. Upcoming exhibitions will include sculpture by Cecilia Miguez and Sorel Etrog Paintings and Sculpture from the 1960's. Rediscover the fine art of collecting at Buschlen Mowatt.

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