Art

Gina Adams as she works on her latest piece titled ‘Undying Love’. (Submitted photo)

‘Toothless’ the kitty inspires B.C. wood carver to break out the chainsaw

Inspired by plight of a toothless cat, Gina Adams offers proceeds from her artwork to help animals

 

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)

Sts’ailes carver Rocky LaRock honoured by Canada Council for the Arts

The artist’s work is being featured at Abbotsford’s The Reach through May 8

 

Lucas Simpson’s solo exhibition is on display in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from Feb. 8 to March 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Arts and culture aplenty in downtown Chilliwack

At least five different exhibitions have opened in recent weeks in Chilliwack

 

Lucas Simpson’s solo exhibition is on display in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from Feb. 8 to March 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘I’m here to bring a little more colour to this crazy COVID world right now,’ says Chilliwack artist

Lucas Simpson’s ‘fragmented impressionism’ artwork on display at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Lucas Simpson’s solo exhibition is on display in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from Feb. 8 to March 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Justin Brown is a woodworker, mountaineer and photographer, his work is being showcased at the February Backroom show at the Hope Arts Gallery entitled ‘The Wilds of Hope.’ (Submitted photo)

Hope mountaineer and artist premieres ‘The Wilds of Hope’ backroom show

Artist, woodworker and photographer Justin Brown holds February Hope Arts Gallery show

  • Feb 4, 2021
Justin Brown is a woodworker, mountaineer and photographer, his work is being showcased at the February Backroom show at the Hope Arts Gallery entitled ‘The Wilds of Hope.’ (Submitted photo)
The Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest runs Feb. 1 to 12 and is open to all B.C. Indigenous children and youth between the ages of three and 19. (www.pikist.com)

Indigenous B.C. children invited to enter ‘gratitude’ art contest

What are you thankful for? Gratitude Art Contest ask kids to express it via art

The Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest runs Feb. 1 to 12 and is open to all B.C. Indigenous children and youth between the ages of three and 19. (www.pikist.com)
Locals laid flowers down at the foot of the big bear carving at Memorial Park, paying tribute to the late chainsaw carving legend Pete Ryan (Photo/Adam Louis)
Locals laid flowers down at the foot of the big bear carving at Memorial Park, paying tribute to the late chainsaw carving legend Pete Ryan (Photo/Adam Louis)
Pete Ryan, known all over the world for his chainsaw carvings, died on Friday, Jan. 8. He was 70 years old. (Contributed Photo/Dignity Memorial)

Iconic Hope chainsaw carver Pete Ryan has passed away

Ryan is a founding member of Hope’s famous chainsaw carving community

Pete Ryan, known all over the world for his chainsaw carvings, died on Friday, Jan. 8. He was 70 years old. (Contributed Photo/Dignity Memorial)
Sammie Gillan-Kennedy found out she is expecting baby number three this year. (Courtesy of Sammie Gillan-Kennedy)

GALLERY: British Columbians celebrate triumphs during a trying year

Residents share some positive news from a year dominated by COVID-19

Sammie Gillan-Kennedy found out she is expecting baby number three this year. (Courtesy of Sammie Gillan-Kennedy)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
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

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)
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
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)
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

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)
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)