Katie Stobbart

FRESH Art: Carolina Arai

Carolina Arai is a graphic designer and photographer whose watercolour prints stood out at the recent Spring Artists’ Café hosted by Central Heights Church. Originally from Cuernavarca, in Mexico, Arai is widely travelled, having lived the longest in Canada and Japan, and visited, among other places, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Upending Tradition at Harrison Fest: July 9 – 17

Nestled between lake and mountain 10 kilometres north of Agassiz, the sleepy village of Harrison Hot Springs provides a picturesque setting for more than a week of high-calibre world music every July. Kicking off its 38th year Saturday, July 9, the Harrison Festival of the Arts occupies a unique position in a crowded field of…

Featured artist: Shannon Thiesen

Shannon Thiesen is a local painter in Abbotsford who primarily works with acrylic and oil, and is famous at live art shows like Art Battle for bringing along a set of palette knives as her tools of choice. She also experiments with other media and found objects. Much of her work is characterized by skilled…

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