Arts and culture

An example of illustrations by Carrielynn Victor from the book Sem :th X̱ :tsa Sts’ lemeqwelh Sx̱ :tsa (Sem :th X̱ :tsa Great-Gramma’s Lake). The artist augmented archival photographs of Sumas Lake from The Reach’s collections using digital illustration. In this example, she depicts Sal :ts, the stilt village located near present-day Yarrow, where St :lō families would live seasonally. (Image courtesy of The Reach Gallery Museum)

Reach Gallery Abbotsford releases new kids’ book about Sumas Lake

Book published to acknowledge 100 years since lake was drained

 

Two dozen artists living with an acquired brain injury will display their artwork at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford beginning Nov. 5. (Communitas photo: Angelika Dawson)

Show exhibits work by artists with acquired brain injury

‘Happiness’ exhibit hosted in Abbotsford from Nov. 5 to Jan. 9

 

Giana Randhawa of Abbotsford has written and published a children’s book titled My Favourite Colour is Pink. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford woman writes children’s book about acceptance

Giana Randhawa says there’s too much pressure to fit into gender roles

 

The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education in Abbotsford hosts monthly online art classes. A previous one focused on “mandala rock painting.” (Submitted photo)

Epilepsy education centre in Abbotsford holds online art classes

Goal is to improve communication and reduce isolation during pandemic

The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education in Abbotsford hosts monthly online art classes. A previous one focused on “mandala rock painting.” (Submitted photo)
Motherhood and Being a Sandwich or The Best Laid Plans by Sue Backs is among the shows featured in Gallery 7 Theatre’s online short-play festival in October. (Submitted photo)

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford holds online short-play festival

Event runs over two weekends in October and includes short films, poetry and more

  • Oct 15, 2020
Motherhood and Being a Sandwich or The Best Laid Plans by Sue Backs is among the shows featured in Gallery 7 Theatre’s online short-play festival in October. (Submitted photo)
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
The Abbotsford Arts Council’s Anonymous Art Show is normally held in person, but this year the exhibit will be held online. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Submissions accepted for Anonymous Art Show

Online exhibit hosted by Abbotsford Arts Council in November

The Abbotsford Arts Council’s Anonymous Art Show is normally held in person, but this year the exhibit will be held online. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The Reach Gallery Museum is offering series of virtual classes this fall, including two on bookmaking and binding led by artist and bookmaker Ember Munnin. (Submitted photo)

Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford offers virtual classes

Sessions begin in October and include art classes and book club

The Reach Gallery Museum is offering series of virtual classes this fall, including two on bookmaking and binding led by artist and bookmaker Ember Munnin. (Submitted photo)
Professional production manager Charlene Crawford leads the course The Stage Manager: Master Facilitator for Gallery 7 Theatre. This is one of four online courses being offered by the Abbotsford group. (Submitted photo)

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford offers online courses

Playwrighting, stage management and Shakespeare among the topics

Professional production manager Charlene Crawford leads the course The Stage Manager: Master Facilitator for Gallery 7 Theatre. This is one of four online courses being offered by the Abbotsford group. (Submitted photo)
Jesse Klassen’s work will be on display until September 27. The artist will be at the Ranger Station Art Gallery on Sunday, September 13, to see visitors from noon to 4 p.m. (Contributed photo/Kent Harrison Arts Council)

Abbotsford artist displays work at Ranger Station

Jesse Klassen’s work is on display until Sept. 27

Jesse Klassen’s work will be on display until September 27. The artist will be at the Ranger Station Art Gallery on Sunday, September 13, to see visitors from noon to 4 p.m. (Contributed photo/Kent Harrison Arts Council)
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
Sophia Campbell of Abbotsford has released her first book, Hark Valley.

Abbotsford author releases book of poetry and meditations

Sophia Campbell’s Hark Valley a depiction of her ‘spiritual journey’

  • Aug 13, 2020
Sophia Campbell of Abbotsford has released her first book, Hark Valley.
Trevor Van den Eijnden’s Figures in pink atmosphere is from the series Super Saturates, 2017-19. His work is featured in a current exhibition at The Reach Gallery Museum.                                 Submitted photo

Three exhibits at The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford are open again

Facility reopened on June 1, with physical-distancing measures in place

  • Jun 21, 2020
Trevor Van den Eijnden’s Figures in pink atmosphere is from the series Super Saturates, 2017-19. His work is featured in a current exhibition at The Reach Gallery Museum.                                 Submitted photo
Milt Walker, founding chair of The Reach Gallery Museum’s board of directors, has chaired his final meeting. (Submitted photo)

Milt Walker chairs final meeting of The Reach board of directors

Walker championed Abbotsford gallery-musuem when it was only an idea

  • May 20, 2020
Milt Walker, founding chair of The Reach Gallery Museum’s board of directors, has chaired his final meeting. (Submitted photo)
The Abbotsford Arts Council normally holds exhibits out of its location at Kariton Art Gallery on Ware Street. But during the pandemic, they have shifted to a digital platform.

Abbotsford Arts Council shifts to online exhibits and talks

Open calls issued for artists’ work for 3 upcoming digital shows

  • May 8, 2020
The Abbotsford Arts Council normally holds exhibits out of its location at Kariton Art Gallery on Ware Street. But during the pandemic, they have shifted to a digital platform.
Kariton Art Gallery

Women in Art Exhibit opens at Kariton Gallery in Abbotsford

Opening reception on Saturday, March 7; show runs until March 28

  • Mar 6, 2020
Kariton Art Gallery
Ken Boothe and The Tamlins are included in the film Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae that will be screened as part of Black History Month celebrations at The Reach Gallery Museum. (Image courtesy Muse Distribution International)

The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford celebrates Black History Month

Two documentaries to be screened at event on Friday, Feb. 28

  • Feb 27, 2020
Ken Boothe and The Tamlins are included in the film Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae that will be screened as part of Black History Month celebrations at The Reach Gallery Museum. (Image courtesy Muse Distribution International)
The photography of Netzah Garcia is among the work featured in the exhibition Natural Expressions, which opens Saturday at Kariton Art Gallery.

‘Natural Expressions’ is theme of latest exhibition at Kariton Gallery

Three artists featured at show opening Saturday, Feb. 1 in Abbotsford

  • Jan 31, 2020
The photography of Netzah Garcia is among the work featured in the exhibition Natural Expressions, which opens Saturday at Kariton Art Gallery.
A team of 21 dancers from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (Sumas campus) performs a set in Disneyland next month.

Abbotsford dance students to perform in Disneyland

Group from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts will do set on Feb. 14

A team of 21 dancers from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (Sumas campus) performs a set in Disneyland next month.
A musical, titled “Kimberley,” by local songwriter Madeleine Engh is performed in Abbotsford on Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25.

Musical by local songwriter performed in Abbotsford

‘Kimberley’ hits the stage Jan. 24 and 25 at Creative Edge School of Arts

  • Jan 24, 2020
A musical, titled “Kimberley,” by local songwriter Madeleine Engh is performed in Abbotsford on Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25.