Growing Up With Star Wars seminar at the Reach

Artist, author to host free seminar at the Reach which explores whether anyone is too old for Star Wars

A seminar at the reach will explore whether anyone is ever too old for Star Wars.

A seminar at the reach will explore whether anyone is ever too old for Star Wars.

“I’m getting too old for this sort of thing,” said Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: A New Hope, which raises the question: at what age is someone too old for Star Wars?

Join artist Chris Woods and author Gib van Ert as they lead an informal exploration and discussion on this very question at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford (32388 Veterans Way) on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.

“Only weeks after opening, local artist Chris Woods’ exhibition Sandstorm at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford has already attracted thousands of Abbotsford residents and visitors from beyond to marvel at one man’s tribute to one of the defining pop culture sagas of the past 40 years. Now, we are excited to offer visitors a behind-the-scenes view at the process of creating the exhibition with artist Woods,” said Gabe Kirkley, marketing and programming coordinator for the Reach.

In addition to Woods’ presentation, author Gib van Ert will read and lead a discussion on his book A Long Time Ago: Growing Up With and Out of Star Wars, in which he describes how Star Wars captivated his imagination as a boy, broke his heart as a young man, and is foisting itself upon him again today through fatherhood.

You will hear all about van Ert’s personal experience with Star Wars. At once a personal memoir and a reflection on the shared experience of a generation, A Long Time Ago explores Star Wars fandom with equal parts humour and thoughtfulness, nostalgia and regret.

Growing Up With Star Wars is a fun, informal and free event in which audience participation is highly encouraged.

Call 604-864-8087 or email info@thereach.ca for more information.

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