Arts and culture

Hope Secondary students present ‘Journey’ throughout June at the Hope Arts Gallery.

Hope Secondary students present Journeys at Hope Arts Gallery

The show reflects their learning journey though printmaking, photography, paint and sculpture

 

Visitors check out Ted Driediger’s solo exhibition Drawn to Clay at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Art Gallery on Dec. 9, 2021. The Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society will be receiving a grant for $39,842 from the B.C. NDP government as part of $4 million in provincewide funding to help improve arts spaces and facilities. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Provincial funding coming to help improve Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society receiving nearly $40,000 from B.C. NDP government

 

Two examples of works that will be shown at the ‘Into the Forest We Go’ show, appearing throughout May at the Hope Arts Gallery. (submitted photos).

May show at Hope Arts Gallery celebrates the beauty of nature

‘Into the Forest We Go’ features the works of Cathy Davis, Robbie Weir and Moira Stewart

 

Helen Mobach of Abbotsford has translated from Dutch into English the story of her husband’s family during the Second World War. (Submitted photo)
Helen Mobach of Abbotsford has translated from Dutch into English the story of her husband’s family during the Second World War. (Submitted photo)
Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

QUIZ: How much do you know about poems and poetry?

April is National Poetry Month in Canada

Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
The cover for ‘My Name is Seepeetza,’ designed by Tanya Zalinski. (submitted photos)

Chawathil artist designs cover for book about residential school

The 30th anniversary edition of ‘My Name is Seepeetza’ features the beadwork of Tanya Zalinski

The cover for ‘My Name is Seepeetza,’ designed by Tanya Zalinski. (submitted photos)
The Retrospective 13 show featuring work by locals, including this painting by Janet Rigby, is coming to the Hope Arts Gallery in March. (Hope Arts Gallery photo)

Hope Arts Gallery hosts Retrospective 13 show in Back Room gallery

The show will include interactive components on card marking, sculpture and acrylic painting

The Retrospective 13 show featuring work by locals, including this painting by Janet Rigby, is coming to the Hope Arts Gallery in March. (Hope Arts Gallery photo)
The Hope Arts Gallery hopes to get a renovated kitchen and bathroom through a grant that they have applied for. (District of Hope photo)

Hope and District Arts Council applies for grant to renovate part of Hope Arts Gallery

Federal funding has been applied for through the New Horizons for Seniors Program

The Hope Arts Gallery hopes to get a renovated kitchen and bathroom through a grant that they have applied for. (District of Hope photo)
FILE - A man, wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is tattooed at Paul and Friends tattoo parlour in downtown Brussels, March 26, 2021. The European Union is imposing restrictions on the inks that tattoo artists can use as of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The EU says it is a necessary move to protect the health of consumers because thousands of chemical elements now in use can cause anything from allergic reactions to cancer. The tattoo industry complains it is unfairly targeted and is losing an essence part of its art. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Tattoo artist anger over new European rules goes beyond skin deep

Commission says alternatives to the banned products do exist

FILE - A man, wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is tattooed at Paul and Friends tattoo parlour in downtown Brussels, March 26, 2021. The European Union is imposing restrictions on the inks that tattoo artists can use as of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The EU says it is a necessary move to protect the health of consumers because thousands of chemical elements now in use can cause anything from allergic reactions to cancer. The tattoo industry complains it is unfairly targeted and is losing an essence part of its art. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. beside the unveiled design of the Salish Heron vessel. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

BC Ferries unveils Indigenous design for next Salish Class vessel

Including Island artist Maynard Johnny Jr.’s artwork seen as meaningful act towards reconciliation

Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. beside the unveiled design of the Salish Heron vessel. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
(Contributed by Michelle Malan)

Sparwood seniors pose as firefighters in fundraising calendar

Funds raised will go towards the supported living facility

(Contributed by Michelle Malan)
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.
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)
Michael Cade (seen here during a media tour of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on June 29, 2010) was informed by the board of directors with the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society that his employment contract would not be renewed at the end of June 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s managing director is out after 11 years at the helm

Michael Cade said centre’s board ‘going in a different direction’; board says Cade ‘vacating’ the job

Michael Cade (seen here during a media tour of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on June 29, 2010) was informed by the board of directors with the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society that his employment contract would not be renewed at the end of June 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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)
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 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)
Cousins Cousins Gisela Good and Sabine Keil are the artists behind mixed media show Originations, coming to the Hope Arts Gallery beginning April 1. (Contributed Photo)

Originations coming to the Hope Arts Gallery April 1

The Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday

Cousins Cousins Gisela Good and Sabine Keil are the artists behind mixed media show Originations, coming to the Hope Arts Gallery beginning April 1. (Contributed Photo)
Robbie Weir’s “Bee Happy In The Garden” is on display during Hope Arts Gallery’s Retrospective 12 show. (Photo/Hope Arts Gallery)

Hope Arts Gallery “Retrospective 12” show is open

Runs until March 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday

Robbie Weir’s “Bee Happy In The Garden” is on display during Hope Arts Gallery’s Retrospective 12 show. (Photo/Hope Arts Gallery)