FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The newly hired curator for Peace Gallery North, Jacqueline Benedetto, says her favourite part of her new job is connecting with the numerous talented artists in the Peace region.

Hailing from Alberta, Benedetto moved to the Peace in July, settling in Dawson Creek. She says she was teaching yoga when she saw the job posting for the curator position at Peace Gallery North.

“Art has always been such a huge passion of mine, so, of course, I applied to the role,” Benedetto said

“Personally, I do photography, design, and I play music. I just think art is one of those things that really enrich the quality of life.”

Going forward, Benedetto says her goal is to get to know artists in the area and give them a platform.

“Whether it’s an established artist or a newer artist, give them a space where they can be seen, be heard, and have their pieces shown and sold,” Benedetto said.

Peace Gallery North is currently showing an exhibit by the North Peace Potters Guild titled “A Place at the Table,” which will be available for viewing until February 26th.

The next exhibit, titled “Points of View,” opens March 11th and will feature works from the group Flying Colors.