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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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Art

emerge: New art investigates identity

The most recent exhibit in the Art on Demand series at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way) in Abbotsford features art by Sidi Chen and Nancy Timmermans.

Chen, who is also president of the Visual Arts Students Association at the University of the Fraser Valley, is showing three oil paintings that are thematically connected and share titles: The Pond of Duck and Lotus I, II, and III. Timmermans (Trinity Western University) displays a series of familial portrait sketches on wood panels.

In her statement on the exhibit, curator Alisha Sandhu notes that both artists’ works “grapple with the many ways that we understand and construct identity.”

Dozens of friends, family, fellow artists, and community members attended the opening of Art on Demand, as well as two other exhibits at The Reach, on the evening of September 22, where the artists were present to field questions and discuss their work.

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Follow the progress of emerging artists every month as part of our partnership with The Reach. Get a glimpse of Art on Demand exhibits, catch short interviews with young local artists, and more.

Art

With A Muse On My Shoulder

The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society (FVWS) and Cat Janzen of Mint and Moss Floral Design displayed their work at the Kariton Art Gallery from September 3 to 27, with opening reception held on Saturday, September 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.. The intimate setting of the gallery provided patrons an opportunity to view the pieces…

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Food

The business of burning mouths: Inside the mind behind the hottest hot sauce in town

Spice Train to Scoville If you’ve ever visited the Abbotsford farmers’ market, you’ve probably stumbled across an unassuming booth called Big Mac’s Gourmet Specialties. Behind the table you’ll meet a hot pepper farmer named Mac MacDonald who creates some seriously special sauces: spicy jams, jellies, and hot sauces that pack a punch you won’t soon…

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