Arts and culture

The Fraser Valley Symphony is now seeking new musicians for its 2021-22 season.

Fraser Valley Symphony seeks new musicians

Members gear up for 38th season in 2021-22

 

Hope-raised artist Jessicka has released a video that embraces fairytales, with a clubbing vibe. (Light Organ Record image)

Mirrorball Midnight release is the newest single by Hope-raised artist

Jessicka dove into music 12 years ago and hasn’t stopped creating

 

Melanie Mark (left), Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis (right) toured The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford on Tuesday, July 27. (Submitted photo)

Culture minister and Abbotsford-Mission MLA tour The Reach Gallery

Melanie Mark and Pam Alexis visit Abbotsford facility to celebrate funding

 

Artists featured in the BLM Social Justice Art Project at UFV are (clockwise from top left): Michelle Msami, Dona Park, Rain Neeposh and Faria Firoz.

Black Lives Matter art exhibit opens at UFV in Abbotsford

Show features the work of four artists and runs until Sept. 15

Artists featured in the BLM Social Justice Art Project at UFV are (clockwise from top left): Michelle Msami, Dona Park, Rain Neeposh and Faria Firoz.
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
Photo courtesy of District of Mission.

District commits to developing new arts and culture centre for Mission Arts Council

To be located at site of former Mission Lawn Bowling Club on Hurd Street

Photo courtesy of District of Mission.
The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society normally holds its art shows in person, but its spring show this year is being held online, starting May 1. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Fraser Valley Watermedia Society presents online show throughout May

Show opens May 1 and features a variety of new paintings by local artists

The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society normally holds its art shows in person, but its spring show this year is being held online, starting May 1. (Abbotsford News file photo)
DJ Rossco is among the curators of the TURN IT UP playlists that will be available through The Reach Gallery Museum in celebration of Black History Month.

The Reach celebrates Black History throughout the month and beyond

Abbotsford gallery-museum features several activities, including virtual events

DJ Rossco is among the curators of the TURN IT UP playlists that will be available through The Reach Gallery Museum in celebration of Black History Month.
Image by Markus Spiske from Pixabay

Online exhibit showcases work of Abbotsford Photo Arts Club

Show runs Feb. 6 to 27 on Abbotsford Arts Council website

Image by Markus Spiske from Pixabay
Vince Black is among the performers in the online Winter Jam from Feb. 5 to 12. The series was filmed in various locations across Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Online Winter Jam highlights performers around Abbotsford

Musical series presented Feb. 5-12 by arts council and Jam in Jubilee

Vince Black is among the performers in the online Winter Jam from Feb. 5 to 12. The series was filmed in various locations across Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Joel Primus, who grew up in Abbotsford and now lives in Agassiz, has released a new book about his experiences launching the Naked underwear company. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley man who started Naked underwear company launches book

Getting Naked by Joel Primus is about joys and challenges of entrepreneurship

Joel Primus, who grew up in Abbotsford and now lives in Agassiz, has released a new book about his experiences launching the Naked underwear company. (Submitted photo)
Rocky La Rock’s “The Northlander” (2019) is made with maple wood, horse hair and leather. A new exhibit at The Reach will feature the body of Rock’s work from his 40-year career. (Photo by David Campion)
Rocky La Rock’s “The Northlander” (2019) is made with maple wood, horse hair and leather. A new exhibit at The Reach will feature the body of Rock’s work from his 40-year career. (Photo by David Campion)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Phyllis Stenson, a mainstay of the local arts scene and the Harrison Festival of the Arts, passed away earlier this month. Stenson was crucial in setting up the foundation for relationships, funding and more that continue even now to echo well past her retirement in 2013. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)

Harrison Festival, Fraser Valley arts icon Phyllis Stenson mourned

Stenson passed away in late November, leaving lasting legacy of passion for the arts behind

Phyllis Stenson, a mainstay of the local arts scene and the Harrison Festival of the Arts, passed away earlier this month. Stenson was crucial in setting up the foundation for relationships, funding and more that continue even now to echo well past her retirement in 2013. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)

Q&A with VIFF’s B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award winner, Jessie Anthony

Her feature film, Brother, I Cry premiered at VIFF this year

Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
Sophia Campbell of Abbotsford has released her first book, Hark Valley.

Abbotsford author releases book of poetry and meditations

Sophia Campbell’s Hark Valley a depiction of her ‘spiritual journey’

  • Aug 13, 2020
Sophia Campbell of Abbotsford has released her first book, Hark Valley.
A team of 21 dancers from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (Sumas campus) performs a set in Disneyland next month.

Abbotsford dance students to perform in Disneyland

Group from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts will do set on Feb. 14

A team of 21 dancers from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (Sumas campus) performs a set in Disneyland next month.
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Victoria songstress is fueled by the music

  • Dec 18, 2019
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage