A local woman who just finished up a two-year stint with the Peace Corps in Madagascar is opening up a show of drawings and photographs at a Petersburg gallery this month. 25-year-old Hillary Hunter taught English language to middle-school-aged kids and adults during her time in that island nation off the coast of Africa. It’s Hunter’s first solo art show and it’s called “Vita Gasy,” or made in Madagascar. It features about 40 pen, colored pencil and paint drawings, along with photographs of landscapes and people. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Hunter about her time in Madagascar and the work she’s showing.

An artist’s reception for Hunter’s show is Friday, December 21 at Firelight Gallery and Framing from 5-7 p.m.