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Peace Region artists GONE WILD!

New exhibit at Peace Gallery North sees artists embark on new path of creative experimentation

GONE WILD!, the new exhibit at Peace Gallery North in Fort St. John, ensnares the artwork of four Peace Region artists: Miep Burgerjon, Linda Haugen, Mary Parslow, and Sandy Troudt. 

Many of the works in this exhibition are not what you have come to expect from these local artists, members of both Flying Colours Artists’ Association, a group with members residing in the Peace, and the Peace River Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Each has packed up their comfortable, traditional styles and norms to embark on a path of creative experimentation, fashioning something new out of something long awaiting its debut, reconfiguring what is at hand, and enjoying what emerges through the process.

The artists have interpreted the theme through the use of plants, both wild and cultivated, to create eco-prints on paper, cotton, silk and felted wool; through the creation of original hand-pulled prints on paper of wild-life and nature scenes found mostly in the North Peace region; and through the creation of colourfully-painted abstracted artworks on canvas and paper, using colour, line, and form and inspired by the imagination.

GONE WILD! will delight your eye, bring a smile to your lips and add wonder to your wander through the exhibit.

It is on display at Peace Gallery North until Sept. 30.

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