Arts and culture

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Four one-hour concerts featured in classical series in Abbotsford

First performance takes place July 30 and includes three musicians

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Kariton Art Gallery

Abbotsford Arts Council hosts online exhibit Vibrant Femmes

Show opening April 3 features work of Dona Park and Kiranjot Kaur

Kariton Art Gallery
David Tickner of Abbotsford has released a new book titled May I Have a Word with You?

Abbotsford author pens book about origins of words from religion and spirituality

David Tickner’s May I Have a Word with You? featured at House of James in February

David Tickner of Abbotsford has released a new book titled May I Have a Word with You?
DJ Rossco is among the curators of the TURN IT UP playlists that will be available through The Reach Gallery Museum in celebration of Black History Month.

The Reach celebrates Black History throughout the month and beyond

Abbotsford gallery-museum features several activities, including virtual events

DJ Rossco is among the curators of the TURN IT UP playlists that will be available through The Reach Gallery Museum in celebration of Black History Month.
Image by Markus Spiske from Pixabay

Online exhibit showcases work of Abbotsford Photo Arts Club

Show runs Feb. 6 to 27 on Abbotsford Arts Council website

Image by Markus Spiske from Pixabay
Sandy Phillipps has authored a new book, The Voice of Love: Hope Breaking Out of Shattered Pieces, which is available at House of James in Abbotsford.

Local author releases memoir about wellness journey

Sandy Phillipps releases The Voice of Love: Hope Breaking Out of Shattered Pieces

Sandy Phillipps has authored a new book, The Voice of Love: Hope Breaking Out of Shattered Pieces, which is available at House of James in Abbotsford.
Vince Black is among the performers in the online Winter Jam from Feb. 5 to 12. The series was filmed in various locations across Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Online Winter Jam highlights performers around Abbotsford

Musical series presented Feb. 5-12 by arts council and Jam in Jubilee

Vince Black is among the performers in the online Winter Jam from Feb. 5 to 12. The series was filmed in various locations across Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Joel Primus, who grew up in Abbotsford and now lives in Agassiz, has released a new book about his experiences launching the Naked underwear company. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley man who started Naked underwear company launches book

Getting Naked by Joel Primus is about joys and challenges of entrepreneurship

Joel Primus, who grew up in Abbotsford and now lives in Agassiz, has released a new book about his experiences launching the Naked underwear company. (Submitted photo)