Exhibition features artwork from university students

Runs until March 31 at Kariton Gallery in Abbotsford

This painting by Nichola Clark is among the pieces in a new exhibition at Kariton Art Gallery.

This painting by Nichola Clark is among the pieces in a new exhibition at Kariton Art Gallery.

The Abbotsford Arts Council hosts its first open exhibition for university students residing in the Fraser Valley starting Saturday, March 7.

An opening reception runs that evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware St., and the show continues until March 31.

This exhibition features the work of Fraser Valley residents who are currently attending or have recently graduated from university and includes paintings and photography.

“Giving students a chance to exhibit helps heighten the awareness of their talent to the surrounding communities as well as supports our youth while they make the slow emergence into the world of fine arts and their chosen professions,” says Aymee Leake, gallery coordinator at the Kariton Art Gallery.

The 12 artists whose work is featured in the exhibition are: Abigail Toftager, Brian Carlisle, Chantal New, Daniel Nakasone, Janelle Fitz, Jeff Rasmussen,  Jesse Klassen, Kirsten Hatfield, Nichola Clark, Radiance Dream, Rosalie Luymes and Shannon Thiesen.

For more information, call the Abbotsford Arts Council by phone at 604-852-9358, email info@abbotsfordartscouncil.com or visit abbotsfordartscouncil.org.