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Music

New Western Jaguar record coming on Mighty Speck Records in 2017

  Since the early 2015 release of Wayfarer, Western Jaguar has undergone a metamorphosis, from ambient solo project to live rock band. The Mission-based project led by vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Jeffrey Trainor has its roots in Jeff’s parents’ basement, gradually growing into a dynamic live act featuring AJ Buckley on drums, (Casinos front man)…

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Art

An examination of human communication

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…

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Art

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

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…

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Community

’Tis the season to shop the markets

You may not be decking your halls just yet, but for hundreds of local artists and vendors in the Fraser Valley the Christmas craft season is here. These markets bring together everything, from food and ingredients to ornaments and kids’ clothes, in one place for the season. From now until mid-December you can find these…

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Land & Sea: local artists depict the power of the natural world in landscape exhibit

Two starkly different landscapes will share an exhibition at Abbotsford’s Kariton Art Gallery until November 15, 2016. Held by the Abbotsford Arts Council, Land & Sea showcases work from local artists Nicola Tibbetts and Rosalie Luymes. Both artists depict realist landscapes: muted northern features in oil from Tibbetts, and lively coastal in acrylic from Luymes….

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