Arts and culture

The Fraser Valley Symphony is seeking new musicians.

Fraser Valley Symphony seeks new musicians

Abbotsford-based group will celebrate its 39th season

 

Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)

Sustainability and world class art to meet in new Vancouver Art Gallery building

Federal government kicks in $29 million to help fund ‘passive house’ arts centre in downtown Vancouver

 

Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison firefighter publishes story in 2 ‘Chicken Soup’ books

Fred Webber fulfilled his firefighting dream in his mid 50s

 

Pianist Jane Hayes is the featured soloist on June 5 in Abbotsford at the Fraser Valley Symphony’s final concert of the season.

Fraser Valley Symphony showcases Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

Concert takes place June 5 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford

Pianist Jane Hayes is the featured soloist on June 5 in Abbotsford at the Fraser Valley Symphony’s final concert of the season.
Visitors check out Ted Driediger’s solo exhibition Drawn to Clay at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Art Gallery on Dec. 9, 2021. The Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society will be receiving a grant for $39,842 from the B.C. NDP government as part of $4 million in provincewide funding to help improve arts spaces and facilities. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Provincial funding coming to help improve Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society receiving nearly $40,000 from B.C. NDP government

Visitors check out Ted Driediger’s solo exhibition Drawn to Clay at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Art Gallery on Dec. 9, 2021. The Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society will be receiving a grant for $39,842 from the B.C. NDP government as part of $4 million in provincewide funding to help improve arts spaces and facilities. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Helen Mobach of Abbotsford has translated from Dutch into English the story of her husband’s family during the Second World War. (Submitted photo)
Helen Mobach of Abbotsford has translated from Dutch into English the story of her husband’s family during the Second World War. (Submitted photo)
The Harrison Festival Society will receive grant funding to help fund iconic activities like the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (File Photo/Vickie Legere)

Chilliwack, Agassiz-Harrison arts orgs get grant funding

Province announced more than $12 million for arts organizations across the province

The Harrison Festival Society will receive grant funding to help fund iconic activities like the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (File Photo/Vickie Legere)
Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

QUIZ: How much do you know about poems and poetry?

April is National Poetry Month in Canada

Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
FILE - A man, wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is tattooed at Paul and Friends tattoo parlour in downtown Brussels, March 26, 2021. The European Union is imposing restrictions on the inks that tattoo artists can use as of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The EU says it is a necessary move to protect the health of consumers because thousands of chemical elements now in use can cause anything from allergic reactions to cancer. The tattoo industry complains it is unfairly targeted and is losing an essence part of its art. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Tattoo artist anger over new European rules goes beyond skin deep

Commission says alternatives to the banned products do exist

FILE - A man, wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is tattooed at Paul and Friends tattoo parlour in downtown Brussels, March 26, 2021. The European Union is imposing restrictions on the inks that tattoo artists can use as of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The EU says it is a necessary move to protect the health of consumers because thousands of chemical elements now in use can cause anything from allergic reactions to cancer. The tattoo industry complains it is unfairly targeted and is losing an essence part of its art. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. beside the unveiled design of the Salish Heron vessel. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

BC Ferries unveils Indigenous design for next Salish Class vessel

Including Island artist Maynard Johnny Jr.’s artwork seen as meaningful act towards reconciliation

Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. beside the unveiled design of the Salish Heron vessel. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
(Contributed by Michelle Malan)

Sparwood seniors pose as firefighters in fundraising calendar

Funds raised will go towards the supported living facility

(Contributed by Michelle Malan)
A new executive director is being sought to lead the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre seeks new executive director

Ideal candidate a ‘collaborative, dynamic and inspirational leader’ for Chilliwack Cultural Centre

A new executive director is being sought to lead the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Fraser Valley Symphony is now seeking new musicians for its 2021-22 season.
The Fraser Valley Symphony is now seeking new musicians for its 2021-22 season.
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

Hope-raised artist Jessicka has released a video that embraces fairytales, with a clubbing vibe. (Light Organ Record image)
Muralist Emmanual Jarus of Toronto in front of his latest work in Chilliwack on July 24, 2021. Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress photo

VIDEO: Chilliwack morphing into city of street murals

Big-name muralists drawn to Chilliwack, as was B.C.’s minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

Muralist Emmanual Jarus of Toronto in front of his latest work in Chilliwack on July 24, 2021. Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress photo
Muralist Emmanual Jarus of Toronto in front of his latest work in Chilliwack on July 24, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack morphing into city of street murals

Big-name muralists drawn to Chilliwack, as was B.C.’s minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

Muralist Emmanual Jarus of Toronto in front of his latest work in Chilliwack on July 24, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
‘Wear It’ by Chilliwack artist Karlie Norrish McChesney is one of the pieces in the Fraser Valley Biennale at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

3 Chilliwack artists represented in Fraser Valley Biennial exhibition

Work by Karlie Norrish McChesney, Patricia Peters and Michelle Vandyk at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

‘Wear It’ by Chilliwack artist Karlie Norrish McChesney is one of the pieces in the Fraser Valley Biennale at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Michael Cade (seen here during a media tour of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on June 29, 2010) was informed by the board of directors with the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society that his employment contract would not be renewed at the end of June 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s managing director is out after 11 years at the helm

Michael Cade said centre’s board ‘going in a different direction’; board says Cade ‘vacating’ the job

Michael Cade (seen here during a media tour of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on June 29, 2010) was informed by the board of directors with the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society that his employment contract would not be renewed at the end of June 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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)