This piece, titled Hope, by artist Beth Stewart is among the works in the Women in Art exhibit at Kariton Art Gallery. An opening reception takes place Saturday, March 9. (Submitted photo)

This piece, titled Hope, by artist Beth Stewart is among the works in the Women in Art exhibit at Kariton Art Gallery. An opening reception takes place Saturday, March 9. (Submitted photo)

Women in Art exhibit to open at Kariton Art Gallery

Opening reception takes place Saturday, March 9 at Abbotsford gallery

The Abbotsford Arts Council hosts an opening reception on Saturday, March 9 for its latest exhibit, Women in Art.

The reception runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware St.

Women in Art is a celebratory show featuring multi-media works created by women-identifying artists.

The exhibition will be on display until April 2.

March is International Women’s Month, a time to highlight the contributions of women to events in history, the arts and contemporary society.

In honour of this theme, the Kariton Art Gallery has provided a space to recognize contributions from women practising art in the community, and aims to expand networking opportunities and support for women by advocating for equity in the arts.

Established in 1971, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts.

More than 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council.

The talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery as well as at programs and events that are family-friendly and open to the entire community. Visit abbotsfordartscouncil.com.