Team & Partners
Daniel Bell is a local musician, music teacher and arts promoter. Since 2015 he has been working to bring music from outside Prince George to the community and helping to create spaces for local artists to showcase their music.
Dr. Rob Budde
Dr. Rob Budde has taught creative writing at the University of Northern British Columbia since 2001. He has published eight books (poetry, novels, interviews, and short fiction) and appeared in numerous literary magazines. His most recent books are declining america and Dreamland Theatre.
Evann Campbell is a long-term ambassador of Prince George and its arts community. She has a knack for turning the people she loves into two-dimensional illustrations, and a passion for writing about them against their knowledge. She is currently in the throes of finishing up her BA in General Arts at UNBC.
Meghan Hunter-Gauthier is an emerging curator whose work is concerned with exploring the relationships between rural and urban spaces, as well as how humans perceive and value the natural environment. She has a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Arts Administration and Cultural Management from Humber College. Currently, Hunter-Gauthier is Acting Assistant Curator with Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, BC.
Britt is a professional musician, composer, writer and events instigator with a knack for promotion and generating excitement within her community. Britt studied Contemporary Music and Technology at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC, and has toured across North America with various musical projects. As co-founder of Girls Rock Camp North (www.girlsrockcampnorth.com), Britt is passionate about growing and sustaining a thriving music scene in Prince George as well as creating culture around DIY and grassroots initiatives. Her works can be found at www.thisisbrittam.com.
Jennifer Annais Pighin
Jennifer is a visual artist and art teacher in Prince George, BC. She is a proud member of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation with Wet’suwet’un, French Canadian, and Italian ancestry. Jennifer holds a BA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr, a Bachelor of Education - Specialisation in Art from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in First Nations Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia.
Roanne Whitticase is the coordinator of the Omineca Arts Centre and MakerLab Coordinator at Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George. Roanne holds a Bachelors in Community Health Sciences and is a practicing visual and sculptural artist.
Emily Carr University of Art+Design
Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our learning community merges research, critical theory and studio practice in an interdisciplinary environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have an enormous impact on both the cultural sector and economy. We engage students, industry, and society to continuously explore and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world.
Living Labs specializes in the initiation of creative projects and social venture as part of the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. The centre builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building, and works with an extensive network of educators, mentors, artists, curators and cultural producers. Since 2015 Living Labs has been working in various capacities in Prince George in connection with Emily Carr’s campus at the Wood Innovation Design Centre.
Two Rivers Gallery
Two Rivers Gallery is a vital centre for visual art in Prince George and the central interior of British Columbia, Canada. Our mandate is to engage and inspire people through interaction with art by presenting compelling exhibitions and stimulating programs that improve the quality of life and cultural well being of our communities. Our mission is to encourage lifelong learning through the arts; create an environment for vigorous artistic and cultural expression; and provide opportunities for diverse experiences through participation and exhibition.