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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Observing with Intent: Channeling Nature into Art


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Fuel Management Trails

V2J 5Z8

Quesnel, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Natasha Lepine will take participants on a short and accessible 500m nature walk at the Fuel Management Trails located in Quesnel, BC.

During the nature walk, Natasha will gladly share ways that she observes nature for the purpose of her artwork. After the walk is complete, attendees will return to the parking lot for the Fuel Management Trails, where booths will be set up with art supplies to be used by everyone, channeling what they've learnt and observed into pieces of art.

Natasha hope this event will motivate others to see the outdoors as a source of inspiration for not only their artwork, but for connecting and meditating with what we are given.

This event ties into the theme of accessibility because nature is readily available to anyone in the Quesnel/Lhtako Dene region, especially with the use of the wheelchair accessible Fuel Management Trails.

This event was made possible with local support from the City of Quesnel and Quesnel & District Community Arts Council. The Arts Council is a not-for-profit society whose mandate is to initiate, promote, and develop understanding, involvement and support for arts, heritage and culture. This responsibility is fulfilled through advocacy, education, coordination, and communication, for the enrichment of the lives of the people of Quesnel and District.



Natasha Lepine — BC Culture Days Ambassador

Natasha Lepine is a Métis artist who grew up in the small community of Wells, B.C., which kicked off her deep appreciation for both the outdoors and the arts. Throughout her school years, she found that most art classes didn’t focus on creativity as much as they did perfectionism. After graduating, Natasha decided her goal would be to channel emotions, stories, and fragments of ourselves that we’ve long forgotten into artwork. Since then, she has explored a variety of mediums but seems to enjoy creating with acrylic paints and polymer clay. Her work is often credited for bringing forward a “warm and comforting feeling” in others. Lately, she has been connecting with her Métis heritage and has been using elements of her ancestry in her polymer clay accessories. Throughout the summer months, Natasha travels across B.C. to attend multiple markets where she sells her work. Natasha also hosts a Teen Art Space in Quesnel, a safe space where youth come and are encouraged to simply create what they feel like with the materials provided. Her goal for the future is to continue inspiring the local youth to express themselves through art and to help motivate others into appreciating the beautiful combination of the outdoors and art.

This event is part of a hub:

A/I/R Ambassador Series

BC Culture Days Vancouver, BC

Far and wide across the province, the 2023 BC Culture Days ambassadors are participating in mentorships, developing their artistic practices, and planning public activities for Culture Days with the theme of AIR (access, inclusion, and resi...