FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Families in the Peace Region can enjoy local art in a gallery and online.
The North Peace Cultural Centre is hosting a modified art show, with in-person and online viewing options starting today.
The show is titled “She Said, He Said, She Said,” referencing three local artists: Sandy Troudt, Mike Volker, and Miep Burgerjon.
Over 30 pieces celebrating the beauty of the Peace Region will be featured. It is the third of its kind since the beginning of the pandemic.
President of the Peace river chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Charlie Parslow, says the show will reach a wider audience thanks to the online viewing option.
“Some people are fearful of just going out right now, especially those with compromised health conditions.
“We first started online shows in May. Eventually, the recording went to seven thousand different people through social networking,” says Parslow.
Parslow adds one of the online gallery benefits is the option to view the exhibit repeatedly in the comfort and safety of your own home.
“People have enjoyed being able to look at the show, and several times they’ve done it because it’s right there on the computer.”
Sandy Troudt is known for her textured landscapes using acrylic paint and saturation. She says the combination of the three artists makes for a “cohesive” exhibit.
“It’s a pretty stunning collection of work from the group, and it’s displayed very successfully. Miep’s new work, her eco-prints are very gently toned and neutral, kind of separate Mike’s paintings and mine.”
Miep Burgerjon is showing off her newly learned technique called “eco-printing.”
Mike Volker is a renowned local artist who specializes in landscape paintings of the Peace.
On Saturday, the exhibit will be available to view online through the Peace River chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists Facebook page.
The show runs until February 6.