Reach Gallery holds art discussion and pipeline walk

Event takes place at Abbotsford site on Oct. 20 and 29

Reach Gallery holds art discussion and pipeline walk

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford (32388 Veterans Way) hosts two free public events this month that connect to its current exhibitions.

The first is a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Art, the Environment and Wellness features scholar and curator Beth Carruthers facilitating a conversation among exhibiting artists Ruth Beer and Judith Currelly, as well as scholar/artist Sandra Semchuck and Fraser Valley environmentalist John Vissers.

The panelists will engage in a discussion about how the arts and artists can help nurture healthy and sustainable communities.

The second event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m., when the public is invited to participate in an embodied mapping of the Trans-Mountain pipeline on Sumas Mountain with guide John Vissers, president of the Fraser Valley Conservancy.

Participants will walk a two-kilometre portion of the pipeline and trace the places and elements of the regional eco-system that it impacts and engage in a discussion about what the pipeline means to our community.

Participants are asked to meet at The Reach at 1 p.m. to convoy to Sumas Mountain.

Both events are free. To register for the pipeline walk, visit or call  604-864-8087.