Two Rivers Gallery’s Travelling Exhibition features Prince George artist Erich Franz

Submitted by Two Rivers Gallery

“Life Aquatic”, Two Rivers Gallery’s Regional Outreach Exhibition for 2017, features recent graphite drawings by Prince George based artist Erich Franz.

Franz’s drawings, modeled after mandalas, are composed using aquatic subject matter and aims to honour the meditative act of fly-fishing and tying.

Over the course of the summer, this exhibition will tour the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George and will be hosted by Valley Museum & Archives, Notable Expressions (Mackenzie Art Centre) and Valemount & Area Museum.

“Life Aquatic” will make its third and last stop at Valemount and Area Museum in Valemount and will run from August 17 to September 15. The exhibition will open to the public on Thursday August 17 with a reception from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

The artist, Erich Franz will be in attendance to give a short artist’s talk. This event is free to the public and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

A workshop titled “Fly Tying & Drawing: Catching Inspiration” will be led by exhibiting artist Erich Franz at Valemount and Area Museum on Friday, August 18 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. During the first part of the workshop, participants will create their very own fly.

The second part of the workshop will be dedicated to developing a hand drawn mandala inspired by their fly. This workshop is appropriate for both adults and youth over the age of 12 years old. No prior fly tying or drawing experience is necessary.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please contact Anastasia McPartlin from Valemount and Area Museum at (250) 566-4177 or email her at if you are interested in participating. Registration is $10.