Art

Artist Kevin Stone made this 3,000-pound stainless steel falcon, seen here on display outside his business on Rowat Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser Valley metal sculptor looking for buyer for $350K falcon

Kevin Stone was supposed to bring 3,000-pound bird to luxury show in Vegas, but it was cancelled

 

Painter Jenny Wolpert’s works are on display this September at the Hope Arts Gallery, including scenes of Hope and area such as Rhododendron Flats, Mt. Cheam and the Othello Tunnels. (Submitted/HDAC photo)

‘Feels Like Home’ art show a collaboration between Hope painter and fabric artist

Works by Jenny Wolpert, Michele Franklin on display at the Hope Arts Gallery from Sept. 4 to Oct. 25

  • Aug 28, 2020

 

Hope’s first chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo, in red cedar, was installed at Memorial park on Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

PHOTOS: Hope’s most famous drifter is back in town, and here to stay

First John J. Rambo chainsaw carving installed along Wallace Street

 

Artist Kevin Ledo steps back to look at his mural of Inez Louis while painting it on the back of a building on Victoria Avenue in downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Inaugural mural festival brightens up downtown core of Fraser Valley city

The vibrant Chilliwack Mural Festival features eight Canadian artists including five from Chilliwack

Artist Kevin Ledo steps back to look at his mural of Inez Louis while painting it on the back of a building on Victoria Avenue in downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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
Hope’s first chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo, in red cedar, is installed at Memorial park on Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Hope B.C.’s new Rambo carving is Sly-approved

Sylvester Stallone, the star behind John J. Rambo, “very proud” of newly installed red cedar work

Hope’s first chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo, in red cedar, is installed at Memorial park on Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Rocky LaRock takes to a scaffold to cut away the first slices of his piece at the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope in 2019. This weekend’s event will be a much smaller carving event, featuring carvers including Ryan Villiers who has designed Hope’s newest work – a carving of John Rambo. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

Speed carving event on Friday and Saturday in Memorial Park

Organizers are keeping event small, physically distanced and stocked with sanitizer

Rocky LaRock takes to a scaffold to cut away the first slices of his piece at the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope in 2019. This weekend’s event will be a much smaller carving event, featuring carvers including Ryan Villiers who has designed Hope’s newest work – a carving of John Rambo. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
Art classes resume at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre under strict new protocols. (Submitted/ Chilliwak Progress)

Classes, theatre re-open at Chilliwack Cultural Centre under strict protocols

Smaller classes sizes, mandatory masks are some of the new rules at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Jul 31, 2020
Art classes resume at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre under strict new protocols. (Submitted/ Chilliwak Progress)
Mila Koveshnikova, new Hope Arts Gallery member, presents works with a European flair

Mila Koveshnikova, new Hope Arts Gallery member, presents works with a European flair

Artist’s August show ‘Silent Dialogue with Nature’ inspired by nature of Hope and area

  • Jul 30, 2020
Mila Koveshnikova, new Hope Arts Gallery member, presents works with a European flair
Carrielynn Victor works on a mural outside Strathcona Elementary on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Murals ‘help build community’ says Indigenous Chilliwack artist

Coast Salish artist Carrielynn Victor finished two murals at Strathcona and Cheam elementary schools

Carrielynn Victor works on a mural outside Strathcona Elementary on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

The catalogue also features seven works from Quebec automatiste painter Jean-Paul Riopelle,

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction
‘The Sunflower Project’ aims to connect rural communities together during these difficult times. (Black Press Media file)

Sunflower Highway, art initiative to connect Fraser Valley, Thompson-Nicola and Okanagan

Sunflowers made out of reclaimed materials will be installed on public art trails

‘The Sunflower Project’ aims to connect rural communities together during these difficult times. (Black Press Media file)
Crews install artwork in the middle of the roundabout at the Vedder Bridge on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Public art stands tall in roundabout at Vedder Bridge in Fraser Valley

Crews are currently installing the canoe and paddles honouring the Ts’elxwéyeqw and Sto:lo history

Crews install artwork in the middle of the roundabout at the Vedder Bridge on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
The final product - one of two wooden bear cubs, carved by Randy Swope, installed at Hope’s Memorial Park. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

PHOTOS: Black bear cubs (made of wood) appear at Memorial Park

Cubs installed June 15, a Communities in Bloom project carved by Randy Swope

The final product - one of two wooden bear cubs, carved by Randy Swope, installed at Hope’s Memorial Park. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Retrospective 11 opened in early March at the Hope Arts Gallery. The gallery is re-opening after shutting down during COVID-19 restrictions. (Chris Duchaine/ Black Press)

Hope Arts Gallery open again, as Art Machine remains closed

Arts council has written a safety plan, put up plexiglass at the gallery

  • Jun 14, 2020
Retrospective 11 opened in early March at the Hope Arts Gallery. The gallery is re-opening after shutting down during COVID-19 restrictions. (Chris Duchaine/ Black Press)
Pete Ryan carving restored to glory

Pete Ryan carving restored to glory

Bright green paint, speckled ‘rocks’ and plenty of sanding for carving outside Hope’s district hall

Pete Ryan carving restored to glory
Google’s digitized version of Frederick Varley’s ‘Church at Yale, BC, 1930’. Varley’s work is one of 150 to 200 Group of Seven works Google plans to digitize.

Google digitizes ‘Church at Yale’ and other works on Group of Seven’s 100th anniversary

May 7 is 100 years to the day the famed school of landscape painters held their first exhibit

Google’s digitized version of Frederick Varley’s ‘Church at Yale, BC, 1930’. Varley’s work is one of 150 to 200 Group of Seven works Google plans to digitize.
The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).

Travel to ‘Group of Seven’ art sites using Google Street View, 100 years after first exhibit

Art group’s first formal exhibit was on May 7, 1920, in Toronto

The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).
Community projects in Boston Bar, Hope get monetary boost

Community projects in Boston Bar, Hope get monetary boost

Art, community and cadets get funding from gaming grants

  • Apr 10, 2020
Community projects in Boston Bar, Hope get monetary boost
Ray Slanzi is the artist behind the 15-foot folk art statue on Elder Road. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Hope artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID

Decades of collecting spare parts culminated in folk art towering over a country road

Ray Slanzi is the artist behind the 15-foot folk art statue on Elder Road. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard