DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — A new executive director is at the helm of the Dawson Creek Art Gallery.
Marsha Stewart, who is a native of Ontario and originally went to school to become a nurse, was announced as the gallery’s new director. Before arriving at the gallery, Stewart resided in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut and Finland, where she taught Kindergarten at an International School before heading back to Canada.
While working a complex care children’s hospital, Stewart said she discovered Art Therapy and became captivated by the philosophy and benefits that art could offer. In 2011, Stewart and her husband were looking for a place to settle that included access to wilderness, hunting, and camping. She says that the opportunities for employment and unparalleled outdoor adventures offered in Northeast BC were irresistible and they have now made Doe River their home.
“The Executive Director role at the Art Gallery is truly a dream job for me,” said Stewart. “I’m so excited about the future of the Gallery and becoming part of the incredible – and growing! – art world that is so unique to Dawson Creek and the area.”