Author Beatrice Silver will be at an event on Saturday, Sept. 28 in Abbotsford as part of BC Culture Days activities. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford celebrates BC Culture Days

Events on weekend of Sept. 27-29 include artists and author

The 10th anniversary of BC Culture Days is celebrated Sept. 27 to 29, including with a few activities in Abbotsford.

Artist in the Library with Salma Shami takes place Friday, Sept. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Library, 33355 Bevan Ave.

Shami will demonstrate how she creates her artwork with acrylic on canvas and will discuss the process behind her creations.

Throughout the weekend, a Wall of Fame will be on display at HOFA Art Supplies and Framing at 2485 West Railway St. The wall features the work of participants in Paint ’n’ Take art classes.

The opening reception is on Friday from noon to 4 p.m. The show continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

On Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Clearbook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way), author Beatrice Elaine Silver will be on hand for an exhibit of original art pieces produced by Robert Bateman Secondary’s art activism class.

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The artwork was inspired by Silver’s experiences and writing. Silver – a former primary school teacher and principal – held the position of co-ordinator of Indigenous education in the Fraser Valley school districts and has served as the chief of Sumas First Nations.

Lexeywa – I Pass the Torch to You is her first published book. It tells the story of a girl who survived the infamous residential school experience.

On Sunday, musician Rafael Brisebois, 14, a member of the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, performs from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at Steelhead Community Hall, 32972 Cardinal St. in Mission.

He will play piano, classical violin and maybe some fiddle. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

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