Opinion: A lack of plaques makes public artists anonymous

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Over the years, the Fraser Valley has blossomed into an area full of public art and culture. Statues have risen, murals added, and cultural difference welcomed with open arms. With growth comes new businesses, families, and artistic opportunities which should be given proper credit. Abbotsford in particular stands at the forefront of public artistic expressionism. Although […]

Art on the Wing: Student curator Chantelle Fawcett hosts February’s Art on Demand

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From first glance, this month’s Art on Demand at The Reach Gallery and Museum is stunning. Its colours are sharp, and its shapes are crisp, contrasted by a clean, modern look. Artist Desirée Patterson’s concern is between the human condition and nature. “As humans evolve and cities grow, [she explores] how that’s impacting the environment. […]

An examination of human communication

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Dis://connections, according to coordinator Kate Bradford, reflects on how technology impacts our lives, in how we communicate with one another, and how that can affect humanity as a whole. The show features six Emerge artists: Darby Arens, Carly Butler Verheyen, Mallory Donen, Julie Epp, Kendra Schellenberg, and Rachel Selinger. Opening night on Thursday, November 24 […]

Toward Decolonization: Examining histories and futures for the Fraser Valley at The Reach Gallery Museum

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2017 will be an exciting year across Canada as the country celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. Our history as a nation has been fraught with the complexities inherent to colonial activity. For this reason, The Reach Gallery Museum is using this important opportunity to reflect on Canada’s 150th year with exhibitions and programming that […]