Suzo Hickey does some minor touchups on her latest piece (Nick Laws/ The Northern View)

Suzo Hickey showcases Prince Rupert’s streets at museum exhibit

Museum of Northern B.C. features local artist’s paintings at Ruth Harvey Gallery over the holidays

The Museum of Northern B.C. premiered a new exhibit over the weekend, with a local twist.

The exhibit is by Prince Rupert artist Suzo Hickey and is comprised of her visions of the city’s streets.

Hickey grew up in Rupert, before moving south when she was 12 years old. She moved back to her hometown in 2016.

To Hickey art is making the mundane, extraordinary.

“I concentrate on the neighbourhood where people live, taking ordinary streets and doing something beautiful with them,” Hickey said.

The intricacies of small towns and their streets are something Hickey aims to capture in her art, and she hopes that people in Prince Rupert find her paintings familiar in some way.

“For a lot of people it’s about coming and looking and trying to find out where the road is, or find the street corner. For me it’s about trying to capture Prince Rupert,” Hickey said.

RELATED: An exhibit on how to get rich slow in the north

Hickey has been painting Rupert for many years, and she feels like more small towns need to be appreciated for their hidden treasures.

“Let’s just celebrate the small towns we live in, a lot of focus is on large areas, but we need to shine the spotlight on these areas where we live,” she said.

Hickey is a part of a group of British Columbian artists who call themselves the Fantastic Five, the group travelled to Wales to paint the stunning vistas and rolling hills. While she was there, she came to the realization that northern B.C. has a beautiful visual of its own.

“So many stunning vistas here, especially in Rupert we are so close to nature,” she said.

Her art show will be on display at the Ruth Harvey Gallery in the Museum of Northern B.C. starting Nov. 26 until Jan. 15, 2019.

RELATED: Eclectic art collection on display at Museum of Northern B.C.


 


nick.laws@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Heart of Our City: A counselor and a competitor

Roberta Edzerza has left a mark on the court and in the classroom

CityWest announces fibre-to-the-home expansion plans

CityWest plans to provide service to half the city by the end of 2018

Prince Rupert Rampage fall to River Kings

The Prince Rupert Rampage were eliminated by the River Kings Sunday, sparking a massive post-game brawl.

Rampage bounce back, force a game 3

Prince Rupert beat Terrace River Kings 8-1 on Feb. 16

All Native Basketball Tournament: Seniors Final

Kitkatla holds off upstart Vancouver squad to repeat as champions

Ice skating on the North Coast, a rare treat

Seawolves hockey players bring their gear to Oliver Lake this week to play on the outdoor rink

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

‘Violent’ B.C. man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Prince George man with ties to Vernon sought by police

Homicide police investigate assault turned deadly in Surrey

60-year-old man died at hospital after assault

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Deported B.C. man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

Len Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in 2017

A Mother’s Wish: Ryan Shtuka’s mother wants her son to be ‘forever known’

‍‍‍‍‍“Let me tell you a story …. it all began with a boy named Ryan”

Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

Pope Francis has urged participants to meet with abuse victims before they came to Rome

Most Read