‘Pieces’ is the first exhibit from local artist Becky Banack - and will be on display at the North Peace Art Gallery until May 27.
May 5, was the opening night of the exhibit and was wonderful, with locals of all calibres coming by the North Peace Cultural Centre to view Banack’s magnificent displays of art.
Banack, who is local to Fort St John, is a self-taught wood working artist whose small business was born from her passion to find her own creative outlet.
“I felt like I needed something that was just my own and it kind of evolved from there,” said Banack. “I’ve made all kind of wood products for a long time, and now I’ve found this.”
Becky started down this path of creating with wood, making signs for home décor here in Fort St John about 4 to 5 years ago.
“About 3 years ago, I needed to branch out because there were so many people making signs and I needed to do something a little different, a little more me” Said Banack.
Banack has been creating her art out of her own workshop here in the Peace Region. Beautifully, she combines woodworking with geometric patterns, bringing the two worlds together when she creates her wonderful pieces of art.
The North Peace Art Gallery has a magnificent lineup of exhibits set up for 2023.
The North Peace Art Gallery will be hosting the FiliCAn Filipino Artists in FSJ exhibit next month, which will be held there from the 2-24 June 2023.