A new virtual exhibition hosted by the Abbotsford Arts Council and Kariton Art Gallery starts April 3.
Vibrant Femmes, featuring the work of Dona Park and Kiranjot Kaur, runs online until April 24.
An opening reception will be held April 9 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The event includes a presentation, a Q & A with the artists, and a spoken-word performance from celebrated writer, illustrator and poet Jasmin Kaur.
Park is a Korean-Canadian artist living in Abbotsford. She has worked extensively on art for peace-building initiatives and anti-racism advocacy internationally and within the U.S.
Park’s works of art incorporate her identity, drawing inspiration from her cross-cultural experiences, and capture the strength of youth, women, and nature.
Kiranjot Kaur is a Vancouver-based artist who, among many artistic adventures, enjoys painting vibrant, exploratory pieces and drawing high-contrast and bold ink designs.
She is a self-taught artist who explores a multitude of techniques to serve inspiration and provide truthful, artful renderings to ideas, emotions and statements.
Kaur’s current work aims to celebrate her artistic influences, including a background in engineering, Sikh philosophy, her Panjabi and Canadian heritage, and growing up in a family fabric store.
Her work has been featured in several local art shows, and she is the creator of Little Sahibs, a series of colouring and activity books for children.
Her debut authored and illustrated children’s picture book, Sangeet and the Missing Beat, is set for release in spring 2022 by Rebel Mountain Press.
To receive the link to attend the opening, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibition will be hosted online at abbotsfordartscouncil.com/vibrant-femmes.