Arts and culture

Abbotsford author Nikki Bergstresser has released a new children’s book.

Abbotsford author releases new children’s book

Nikki Bergstresser’s hopes Lila Lou’s Little Library inspires

 

Electric Sleep is by artists Jorden and David Doody (installation view at Vernon Public Library in 2020), whose work will be displayed at The Reach Gallery Abbotsford starting Oct. 1.

New exhibitions open at The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford

Opening event takes place Friday, Oct. 1 for new shows

 

The names of artists whose work is featured in the Abbotsford Arts Council’s Anonymous Art Show are revealed when their paintings are sold. (Submitted file photo)

Submissions wanted for 7th annual Anonymous Art Show in Abbotsford

Seventh annual event hosted by the Abbotsford Arts Council

 

The Fraser Valley Symphony is now seeking new musicians for its 2021-22 season.
The Fraser Valley Symphony is now seeking new musicians for its 2021-22 season.
The Abbotsford Arts Council normally holds exhibits out of its location at Kariton Art Gallery on Ware Street.

An Abstract State of Mind is focus of digital art exhibit

Online show hosted by Abbotsford Arts Council opens Sept. 4

The Abbotsford Arts Council normally holds exhibits out of its location at Kariton Art Gallery on Ware Street.
Artist Shannon Thiesen, shown here after receiving the 2016 Young Distinguished Alumni award from the University of the Fraser Valley, has a new digital exhibit running Aug. 7-28 through the Abbotsford Arts Council. (Photo: University of the Fraser Valley)

Digital art exhibit features work of Abbotsford teacher

Shannon Thiesen of ASIA North Poplar is a former B.C. Art Battle winner

Artist Shannon Thiesen, shown here after receiving the 2016 Young Distinguished Alumni award from the University of the Fraser Valley, has a new digital exhibit running Aug. 7-28 through the Abbotsford Arts Council. (Photo: University of the Fraser Valley)
Hope-raised artist Jessicka has released a video that embraces fairytales, with a clubbing vibe. (Light Organ Record image)

Mirrorball Midnight release is the newest single by Hope-raised artist

Jessicka dove into music 12 years ago and hasn’t stopped creating

Hope-raised artist Jessicka has released a video that embraces fairytales, with a clubbing vibe. (Light Organ Record image)
Image by Pexels from Pixabay

Four one-hour concerts featured in classical series in Abbotsford

First performance takes place July 30 and includes three musicians

Image by Pexels from Pixabay
Melanie Mark (left), Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis (right) toured The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford on Tuesday, July 27. (Submitted photo)

Culture minister and Abbotsford-Mission MLA tour The Reach Gallery

Melanie Mark and Pam Alexis visit Abbotsford facility to celebrate funding

Melanie Mark (left), Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis (right) toured The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford on Tuesday, July 27. (Submitted photo)
Mary Boonstra (front, right) of Legacy Dance Productions receives a $3,000 cheque from Steve Carlton (front), Stan Petersen (left) and Hank Kroeker from the BC Summer Games Legacy Fund. Danielle Bremner and Krista Tingley of Legacy are also in the photo. (Submitted photo)

Grant of $3,000 awarded to Abbotsford dance program

Everybody Dance Now will include classes and leadership courses

Mary Boonstra (front, right) of Legacy Dance Productions receives a $3,000 cheque from Steve Carlton (front), Stan Petersen (left) and Hank Kroeker from the BC Summer Games Legacy Fund. Danielle Bremner and Krista Tingley of Legacy are also in the photo. (Submitted photo)
Grade 5 students from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (North Poplar campus) show the artwork that is included in a new online exhibit hosted by the Abbotsford Arts Council. (Submitted photo)

Virtual art show includes Indigenous land acknowledgement

Show presented by Abbotsford Arts Council with North Poplar Grade 5 students

Grade 5 students from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (North Poplar campus) show the artwork that is included in a new online exhibit hosted by the Abbotsford Arts Council. (Submitted photo)
Among the works featured in the online Inspired and Indigenous exhibit is Beauty in Chaos by photographer Kris R. Fall.

Virtual exhibit in Abbotsford features Indigenous artists

Arts council and Kariton Gallery hosts show until June 26

Among the works featured in the online Inspired and Indigenous exhibit is Beauty in Chaos by photographer Kris R. Fall.
Artists featured in the BLM Social Justice Art Project at UFV are (clockwise from top left): Michelle Msami, Dona Park, Rain Neeposh and Faria Firoz.

Black Lives Matter art exhibit opens at UFV in Abbotsford

Show features the work of four artists and runs until Sept. 15

Artists featured in the BLM Social Justice Art Project at UFV are (clockwise from top left): Michelle Msami, Dona Park, Rain Neeposh and Faria Firoz.
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
This watercolour painting, titled Oasis Found, 2020, is by artist Sara Khan. She has a solo exhibition at The Reach Gallery Museum that includes an artist talk on June 10.

Exhibitions at The Reach connect Canadian and Punjabi culture and history

International group show features work of 22 artists and includes panel discussion

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This watercolour painting, titled Oasis Found, 2020, is by artist Sara Khan. She has a solo exhibition at The Reach Gallery Museum that includes an artist talk on June 10.
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
The Reach Gallery Museum is one of three Abbotsford arts and culture organizations to receive Pivot Program grants through the provincial government. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Three Abbotsford arts organizations receive $70K in B.C. grants

Funding awarded through provincial government’s Pivot Program

The Reach Gallery Museum is one of three Abbotsford arts and culture organizations to receive Pivot Program grants through the provincial government. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society normally holds its art shows in person, but its spring show this year is being held online, starting May 1. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Fraser Valley Watermedia Society presents online show throughout May

Show opens May 1 and features a variety of new paintings by local artists

The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society normally holds its art shows in person, but its spring show this year is being held online, starting May 1. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

Artist in residence wanted for Go Play Outside program in Abbotsford

Online session on Monday, April 26 offers more information about pop-up booths

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay
A series of portraits taken last summer by Luke Pardy form an exhibition taking place throughout April at two Abbotsford locations. (Photo: Luke Pardy)

Summer portrait series on display at two Abbotsford locations

Exhibition presented by City of Abbotsford and arts council until April 30

A series of portraits taken last summer by Luke Pardy form an exhibition taking place throughout April at two Abbotsford locations. (Photo: Luke Pardy)