FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace residents are encouraged to catch the next exhibit coming to Peace Gallery North on May 6th.

Titled, Inspired by Nature and Travel, the exhibit features works by Irene Gut and Linda Haugen in their respective mediums; encaustic painting and print work.

Gut works with the encaustic painting method, also known as hot wax painting, a medium that uses beeswax and damar resin. This method dates back to fifth century B.C.E. Greece.

Encaustic painting by Irene Gut featured in the newest Peace Gallery North exhibit Inspired by Nature and Travel.

Haugen creates linocuts and monoprints, with many of her intricate pieces paying homage to “underappreciated subjects” in nature, inspired by her travels.

A print by Linda Haugen to be featured in Inspired by Nature and Travel

Inspired by Nature and Travel opens on Friday, May 6th, with an opening reception at the gallery running from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The exhibit will be open for viewing until May 28th.

Spencer Hall is a news reporter for and a recent graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Radio Arts & Entertainment program. Growing up in Northwest B.C. made Spencer aware of the importance of local journalism, independent media, and reconciliation. In his spare time, you can find Spencer reading, playing video games, or at the FSJ dog park with his dog, Teddy.