Architextiles comes to Kariton

Show features works by art group FibreSix

This piece by artist Jennifer Cooper explores how the Atlantic codfish was instrumental in building Canada.

This piece by artist Jennifer Cooper explores how the Atlantic codfish was instrumental in building Canada.

The Abbotsford Arts Council has announced that the next show at the Kariton Art Gallery will be “Architextiles,” a collection of works in fibre art by a group of six local textile artists known as FibreSix.

Architextiles consists of pieces that represent both literal and figurative architectural themes.

Pieces by FibreSix member Patt Wilson focus on architectural elements found during her travels, while pieces by Pam Dangerfield explore the impression of the foundation on which architecture is built; concepts such as “built on tradition,” “built on faith,” and “built on power” are given visual interpretations.

Jennifer Cooper’s pieces explore how the Atlantic codfish were one of the instrumental architects in building Canada, while Nancy Riemersma’s pieces interpret life-like figures of stone, the Inukshuk, which serve as directional markers on treeless horizons and are regarded as among the most important objects found along ancient pathways.

Lilly Thorne drew inspiration for her series pieces from pillars she photographed while in Italy, Greece and Spain, while Gail Hunt chose to interpret seasonal themes of “home” using iconic shelter shapes, house photos of what home means to her.

The members of FibreSix have been meeting monthly for more than 12 years. They have many years of cumulative experience showing their work, as a group and individually, in national and international juried quilt and art exhibitions.

Architextiles runs from Aug. 23 to Sept. 17 at the Kariton Art Gallery, located in Mill Lake Park at 2387 Ware Street.

Non-perishable food donations for the Abbotsford Food Bank will be accepted throughout the exhibition.

The gallery’s hours are Tuesday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The artists will be present at an opening reception on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m.

For additional information contact the Abbotsford Arts Council by phone at 604-852-9358, by email at, or visit the website at

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