“It’s been a magical experience,” says acting assistant curator Meghan Hunter-Gauthier. In her last week at Two Rivers Gallery, she’s reminded of how the job has brought along major change in her life.
This time last year, Meghan was finishing up her postgraduate certificate in arts administration. She saw the gallery’s online job posting, and applied. After spending Christmas with family in her hometown of Kipawa, Quebec, she moved across the country to start her career in Prince George. “It reminds me a lot of home; Kipawa is a pulp and paper town, and I’m a northerner at heart!”
From the moment she arrived last January, Meghan dove into the local arts scene. “The gallery is a community space. It’s wonderful to be a part of a team that supports each other, and is so invested in growing creativity in Prince George.”
As acting assistant curator, Meghan helped organize and install many exhibitions in the Rustad Galleria, a space for regional and emerging artists. Highlights include the photography of Maja Swannie Jacob and Frances Gobbi in “Wonderland,” the abstract painting of Judith DesBrisay in “Possibilities,” and the sculptures of Terrace artist Roderick Brown in “Post Wild BC: Animals in the Anthropocene.” Meghan says it was especially rewarding to collaborate with Roderick, to push his work to a conceptual level.
Often seen riding her bicycle in to work, Meghan radiates positivity, and is cool and calm even in stressful situations. She was an essential part of the success of our Halloween fundraiser, “Menagerie,” doing an impressive job juggling planning duties with her regular workload.
Although her contract has ended, there is some good news! Meghan is staying in Prince George. The city is lucky to have her, and Two Rivers Gallery looks forward to seeing her creativity shine in this community.
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