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From the Ashes of Vesuvius: Pompeii and its Afterlives

With Jill Bain of UFV Jill Bain teaches Art History and Visual Studies in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of the Fraser Valley. Her research focuses on the arts of Italy in the late middle ages and Renaissance, but she is enthusiastic about all periods of the history of art, and endeavours [...]

Piece Makers Quilting Group

  This group meets weekly to work on various collaborative projects in a spacious studio. All levels of sewing skills are welcome: share your knowledge, learn something new, and enjoy the sense of completion of a big project that you had a hand in creating! Warning: side effects of joining this group may include: laughter, [...]

Abbotsford Tulip Festival & the Reach Gallery

The Abbotsford Tulip Festival has been created to celebrate the beauty of tulips and the Dutch heritage in the Fraser Valley. You will stroll through Warmerdam’s tulip fields and enjoy the brilliant display of color along with other activities offered at the festival. In the afternoon visit the Reach Gallery which is fast becoming a hub [...]

Show and Tell: Folk Art Collections

Celebrating BC Heritage Week and Canada 150 Sesquicentennial With Sharon Syrette Folk Art has been described as rustic and simplistic - most often created by ordinary people and unschooled artists who learned their craft from family traditions passed down from the 'old country'. Even the most practical, everyday items were decorated in bold colors and [...]

Celebrating Canada 150: Fashions of 1867

In honour of our Sesquicentennial come join Fashion Historian, Ivan Sayers, for an entertaining insight to the fashions of 1867. This lecture is from Ivan’s private curated collection in Vancouver. With Ivan Sayers Date: June 7, 2017 Day: Wednesday Time: 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Fee: Member $7 Non –Member $10 Location: 32444 7th Ave. Mission [...]

Art Appreciation: Modern Art

Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889, Location: Museum of Modern Art, New York City, Public Domain, With Dr. Aleksandra Idzior - UFV Aleksandra holds art history degrees from Poland, my native country, and from Canada. Since 2002 she has been working as an Art History Instructor in the Visual Arts Department at the [...]