Reach Gallery presents Culture, Coffee and Cookies

Two sessions offered in December at the gallery museum in Abbotsford

Patrick Oystryk

The Reach Gallery Museum continues its Culture, Coffee and Cookies mornings in December.

The series runs for two Wednesdays – Dec. 2 and 9 – at 10:30 a.m. at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way.

The presentation on Dec. 2 features City of Abbotsford planner Patrick Oystryk, who discusses Housing, Mobility and Beauty: A New Era in City Building.

Oystryk will explore the changing desires of the two largest demographic groups that any successful city needs to adapt to.

A recent transplant from Winnipeg, Oystryk holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from the University of Manitoba and a two-part master’s degree in landscape, architecture and urban projects from France.

The presentation on Dec. 9 features Kris Foulds, The Reach’s collections manager, providing a sneak preview of the upcoming Voices of the Valley heritage exhibition.

This exhibition brings together The Reach and MSA Museum’s rich material culture collections, photographs, archival material and collections of oral histories.

Foulds will share the development journey of the exhibition along with some of the stories that bring it to life.

The Reach will then take a Christmas break and return on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m. with Marty Franklin and his Sonic Vibes.

Franklin, originally from the UK, is a jazz vibraphonist who has been performing since 1962. He will play American songbook standards in addition to some of his own compositions, and he will explain the unique attributes of this unusual instrument.

For more information or to register, call 604-864-8087 (dial 0) or visit thereach.ca.

 

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