BC Wildfires

BC Wildfires

Our province is dealing with the terrible situation of forest fires all over.  People, territories, sky, trees, wildlife, homes … everything is being devastated.  Here in Smithers, we have been very fortunate.  No nearby fires threaten us, and the direction of...
Skeena Salmon Art Show

Skeena Salmon Art Show

There is an amazing exhibition about salmon at the Terrace Art Gallery all this month.  I have two pieces in this comprehensive show, entitled the Skeena Salmon Art Show, which was an epic undertaking by organizers/curators Dave Gordon and Cynthia McCreery to compile...
Conservation Camp

Conservation Camp

This past week, I spent a day up the Kispiox River at the Bear Claw Lodge to lead some art workshops for a kids’ Conservation Camp. It’s a week-long camp where the kids are entirely outdoors the whole time, doing all kinds of activities, like rafting,...
BV Art Studio Tour

BV Art Studio Tour

This past weekend was the first annual Bulkley Valley Art Studio Tour.  It was held over Sat. Aug.4 & Sun.Aug.5 10am-4pm each day. It was a self-guided tour where visitors got a map of the various studios participating in the tour, and people could bike or drive...
Synesthesia Complete

Synesthesia Complete

Well, last week was a fantastic experience at Midsummer Music Festival in Smithers. Seven painters, and a number of musicians jammed together, responding to each other’s creations.  The bands 1000 Cuts, Moth Mouth, Blocktreat & Harmful Ray, along with some...
Synesthesia

Synesthesia

This weekend is the Smithers Midsummer Music Festival, a wonderful fest that we love going to.  This year, I’ll be participating as a visual artist in a session called “Synesthesia”.  Here’s the blurb about it from Midsummer: When two mediums...
Hungary

Hungary

I have recently sent some artwork off to a group show in Budapest, Hungary at the Dual Gallery, connected to the Hungarian Multicultural Centre.  It will be opening July 10 and running for a month. Curator Beate Szechy has chosen some selections from my Field Notes...
Youth Art Show

Youth Art Show

We are just finishing up the exhibition of the Valley Youth Show at the Smithers Art Gallery, which I coordinate and install, and features primarily my students’ artwork, though we also invite other youth artists from around the Bulkley Valley to participate.  I...
Smithers Pride Days 2018

Smithers Pride Days 2018

We recently held two fabulous Pride Days here in Smithers.  At our high school, we had our 2nd annual one on Friday May 25.  And because of last year’s amazing SSS Pride, which attracted many community citizens, the energy to create the first town-based one grew...
Northwest Coast Canoe & Paddle

Northwest Coast Canoe & Paddle

We’ve been very fortunate at Smithers Secondary School to be able to provide an opportunity for our students to learn from some local Indigenous artists. A sizeable war canoe named “Nyībegh” meaning, “Stability on Water” in...
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