This solo exhibition premiers a new collection that depicts aspects of rural prairie life around the Frenchman River Valley, in SW Saskatchewan. It was inspired by a 2017 residence at the Eastend Arts Council / Wallace Stegner House, and named after one of his most famous books, an autobiographical account of growing up in the area.
The Frenchman River Valley has witnessed many of the events that shaped the Canadian West, but its relative isolation has allowed the remarkable preservation of a heritage often lost elsewhere in the Prairies.
This exhibition in the Station House Gallery Main Space will be my first in the Cariboo Chilcotin, and is opening with "Into the Wild", an exhibition of work by members of the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake and Area.
The exhibition runs until May 25.