Art

Two women walk past ‘The Meeting’ sculptures in White Rock’s Miramar Plaza Wednesday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

New public art in White Rock faces criticism as the ‘two Michaels’ remain in China’s custody

‘I would encourage people to go out and enjoy it’ said Vancouver Biennale founder

 

A screenshot from a Nuu-chah-nulth healing song and performance created in collaboration between Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso. (Screenshot from YouTube)

VIDEO: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation brothers produce COVID-19 healing song

Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso share dance and inspiration.

 

Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo

When the world needs more beauty

Artist Vedrana Ascroft curates her Aquamaris Art Gallery

  • Apr 2, 2021

 

Vincent Mikuska is seen reflected in the glass of one of his paintings on March 25, 2021. His show is on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from March 29 to May 7, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

From cardboard to canvas: How one Chilliwack artist turned ‘micro’ landscapes into paintings

Vincent Mikuska’s solo show ‘Shifting Perspectives’ brings bright colours, white together

Vincent Mikuska is seen reflected in the glass of one of his paintings on March 25, 2021. His show is on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from March 29 to May 7, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Abbotsford artist Julia Martens works with a number of different mediums and is looking to grow her art career. (Mitchell Cook photo)

Abbotsford artist using unique abilities to create art

MEI grad Julia Martens, who has a form of synesthesia, aiming to grow art career

Abbotsford artist Julia Martens works with a number of different mediums and is looking to grow her art career. (Mitchell Cook photo)
The winners’ artwork from the Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest will be turned into thank-you cards for the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. (Submitted)

Winners announced in provincewide Indigenous youth ‘gratitude’ art contest by Fraser Valley society

Winners’ artwork from Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest to be turned into thank-you cards

The winners’ artwork from the Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest will be turned into thank-you cards for the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. (Submitted)
The rainbow coloured bird project would have fourteen life-size metal birds installed on the Clock Tower at Five Corners in Chilliwack. (City of Chilliwack March 16 council agenda)

Rainbow-coloured birds get green light from Chilliwack council

Multi-coloured birds will be installed on Clock Tower while organic art is destined for parks

The rainbow coloured bird project would have fourteen life-size metal birds installed on the Clock Tower at Five Corners in Chilliwack. (City of Chilliwack March 16 council agenda)
Seven-year-old Gia Mazereeuw proudly shows off her driveway art masterpiece. (Facebook photo)

VIDEO: Chilliwack girl loses driveway masterpiece to Mother Nature

A seven-year-old artist had neighbours stopping by to compliment her on a stunning creation

Seven-year-old Gia Mazereeuw proudly shows off her driveway art masterpiece. (Facebook photo)
Meetcha at the Five is a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)
The night view of Meetcha at the Five, a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)

Latest public art proposal for Chilliwack’s Five Corners on deck for council vote

Meetcha at the 5 would have LED lighting from within and a touch of whimsy

Meetcha at the Five is a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)
The night view of Meetcha at the Five, a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)
Artist Kevin Stone made this 3,000-pound stainless steel falcon, seen here on display outside his business on Rowat Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 29, 2020. Last week, he sold the piece to an art gallery owner in Florida for $200,000 CAD. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack metal sculptor sells steel falcon to Florida art gallery for $200,000

‘It’s an unbelievable place for my artwork to go and be on display,’ says artist Kevin Stone

Artist Kevin Stone made this 3,000-pound stainless steel falcon, seen here on display outside his business on Rowat Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 29, 2020. Last week, he sold the piece to an art gallery owner in Florida for $200,000 CAD. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Gina Adams as she works on her latest piece titled ‘Undying Love’. (Submitted photo)

‘Toothless’ the kitty inspires B.C. wood carver to break out the chainsaw

Inspired by plight of a toothless cat, Gina Adams offers proceeds from her artwork to help animals

Gina Adams as she works on her latest piece titled ‘Undying Love’. (Submitted photo)
Rocky LaRock takes to a scaffold to cut away the first slices of his piece at the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope in 2019. This weekend’s event will be a much smaller carving event, featuring carvers including Ryan Villiers who has designed Hope’s newest work ��� a carving of John Rambo. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

Sts’ailes carver Rocky LaRock honoured by Canada Council for the Arts

The artist’s work is being featured at Abbotsford’s The Reach through May 8

Rocky LaRock takes to a scaffold to cut away the first slices of his piece at the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope in 2019. This weekend’s event will be a much smaller carving event, featuring carvers including Ryan Villiers who has designed Hope’s newest work ��� a carving of John Rambo. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
Lucas Simpson’s solo exhibition is on display in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from Feb. 8 to March 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Arts and culture aplenty in downtown Chilliwack

At least five different exhibitions have opened in recent weeks in Chilliwack

Lucas Simpson’s solo exhibition is on display in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from Feb. 8 to March 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
‘Gratitude’ by Sylvie Roussel-Janssens is on display in the lobby of the Royal Hotel now until March 15. (Sylvie Roussel-Janssens)

Chilliwack venues aglow with light sculptures by local artist

Sylvie Roussel-Janssens’ installations at Royal Hotel and Chilliwack Cultural Centre

‘Gratitude’ by Sylvie Roussel-Janssens is on display in the lobby of the Royal Hotel now until March 15. (Sylvie Roussel-Janssens)
Self-taught Chilliwack painter, Trina Schols, will have her artwork on display in Royal Hotel windows throughout the month of February. (Submitted)

‘Overwhelming’ response for Art on Main, first artist’s work now on display at Chilliwack hotel

Self-taught painter, Trina Schols, will have artwork in Royal Hotel windows throughout February

Self-taught Chilliwack painter, Trina Schols, will have her artwork on display in Royal Hotel windows throughout the month of February. (Submitted)
Anita Symonds’ artwork is on display at Cornerstone Custom Picture Framing at 9369-A Mill St. from Feb. 1 to March 31. (Anita Symonds)

Cultus Lake artist’s work adds colour to walls in downtown Chilliwack gallery

Anita Symonds’ artwork on display at Cornerstone Custom Picture Framing on Mill Street

Anita Symonds’ artwork is on display at Cornerstone Custom Picture Framing at 9369-A Mill St. from Feb. 1 to March 31. (Anita Symonds)
Lucas Simpson’s solo exhibition is on display in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from Feb. 8 to March 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘I’m here to bring a little more colour to this crazy COVID world right now,’ says Chilliwack artist

Lucas Simpson’s ‘fragmented impressionism’ artwork on display at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Lucas Simpson’s solo exhibition is on display in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from Feb. 8 to March 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest runs Feb. 1 to 12 and is open to all B.C. Indigenous children and youth between the ages of three and 19. (www.pikist.com)

Indigenous B.C. children invited to enter ‘gratitude’ art contest

What are you thankful for? Gratitude Art Contest ask kids to express it via art

The Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest runs Feb. 1 to 12 and is open to all B.C. Indigenous children and youth between the ages of three and 19. (www.pikist.com)
Locals laid flowers down at the foot of the big bear carving at Memorial Park, paying tribute to the late chainsaw carving legend Pete Ryan (Photo/Adam Louis)
Locals laid flowers down at the foot of the big bear carving at Memorial Park, paying tribute to the late chainsaw carving legend Pete Ryan (Photo/Adam Louis)
Empty Royal Hotel windows are seen on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 along Main Street in downtown Chilliwack. They will soon be home to an upcoming project called Art on Main. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Local talent sought for ‘Art on Main’ display in downtown Chilliwack

Art on Main a way for local artists to display work in windows of Chilliwack’s Royal Hotel

Empty Royal Hotel windows are seen on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 along Main Street in downtown Chilliwack. They will soon be home to an upcoming project called Art on Main. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)