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Art

Opinion: A lack of plaques makes public artists anonymous

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…

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Editorials

Strong bonds make strong brews

As Darin Graham of Boardwalk Café once said, describing his business’ relationship with local board game stores: “A rising tide lifts all ships.” For the last few years, the number of craft breweries in the Fraser Valley has been growing exponentially. We’ve become very familiar with names like Old Abby Ales, Dead Frog, Field House,…

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Features

Raspberry Jam: A year in local music

Year-end lists tend to be soulless exercises, lacking in personality. And yet we so easily award these arbitrary rankings incredible significance when debating their “correctness” in comments sections. This approach to music appreciation generally sucks the life out of it. So, rather than trying to provide a comprehensive list of the year’s best, we’ve asked…

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

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….

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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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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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