Feb
20
Thu
2020
Art History Course: Intriguing Art Heists @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford Tickets
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Art History Course: Intriguing Art Heists @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

Thursdays, February 13, 20, 27, March 5, 19, and 26, 2020 (Note: these are not consecutive dates)
6:30–8:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Barry Magrill

 

Did Picasso famously say “good artists copy but great artists steal” or did he steal it? This course goes beyond the idea of artists ‘borrowing’ ideas from one another to explore intriguing stories about stolen art from all over the world and across different times: wartime looting, burglary, and cultural appropriation. We will use the art thefts as a way into talking about the art itself, learning to appreciate the style, technique and skills of the artist, making their work sought after by thieves.

* Registration fees are refundable for program/class cancellation as follows:

  • Earlier than 5 days of the start date – registration fees are fully refundable.
  • Within 5 days of the start date – 70% of registration fees are refundable.
  • After the start date – 70% of registration fees pro-rated to timing of cancellation.

 

$165* for 6 classes, pre-registration required | Open to adults ages 16 and up | 10% off for Friends of The Reach

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Artmaking for Newcomers to Canada Tickets
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Artmaking for Newcomers to Canada

Are you a woman who is new to Canada? Do you want to meet other female newcomers while learning
how to make art? Join local artist Linda Klippenstein at The Reach during one or all of the sessions listed
above and learn to make a cut-paper mural. This project is a recipient of the CFUW Creative Arts Award
2019. Childcare is not provided, but young children are welcome to accompany an adult participant. The
completed collaborative artworks will be on view in the Community Art Space from March 12 – April 26,
2020.

Facilitator | Linda Klippenstein
Free | Pre-registration is encouraged | To register, please email linda@nikkel.ca
Saturdays: February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7 from 1-4pm

 

 

Photo credits: Linda Klippenstein

Feb
23
Sun
2020
SUNDAY FAMILY ARTS @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford Tickets
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SUNDAY FAMILY ARTS – PORTRAITS OF FOUND OBJECTS

Artist Cara Guri’s exhibition on view at The Reach Gallery Museum
features her hyperreal oil paintings that use found objects to disrupt the viewer’s gaze. In a similar way,
sixteenth century Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo created portraits that substituted facial features
with various fruits and vegetables. For this Sunday Family Arts program, learn how to observe like an
artist and create your own unconventional fruit and vegetable portraits!

 

Free | Pre-Registration Required | 1 – 2:30pm or 3 – 4:30pm

To register call 604 864 8087 x 0 or visit The Reach in person.

This is an arts & crafts class that the whole family can participate in!

There are two classes offered on each date listed below. The first class begins promptly at 1 pm and ends at 2:30 pm, the second class begins at 3 pm and ends at 4:30 pm. Both the 1 pm class and the 3 pm class are the same.

Registration for Sunday Family Art classes opens 7 days before each class takes place and will close once it is full. Class capacity is 30 participants. In order to respect the timeframe for classes, latecomers can only be accommodated up to 10 minutes past class start time. At that point, no latecomers will be admitted.

Thanks to the generosity of the Prospera Credit Union we are able to offer this program for free!

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Feb
26
Wed
2020
C3 – CULTURE, COFFEE & COOKIES @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford Tickets
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
C3 – CULTURE, COFFEE & COOKIES @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

Art, Activism and Canoes

Anna Williams

Anna Williams, former Reach team member, will join us to share stories and experiences from her time participating in and working with the Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency, a Yukon-based non-profit that connects artists with Canada’s northern landscapes.

Enjoy weekly, stimulating, one-hour cultural presentations in a relaxed, social setting. A new topic is presented every week.
Feb
27
Thu
2020
Art History Course: Intriguing Art Heists @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford Tickets
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Art History Course: Intriguing Art Heists @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

Thursdays, February 13, 20, 27, March 5, 19, and 26, 2020 (Note: these are not consecutive dates)
6:30–8:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Barry Magrill

 

Did Picasso famously say “good artists copy but great artists steal” or did he steal it? This course goes beyond the idea of artists ‘borrowing’ ideas from one another to explore intriguing stories about stolen art from all over the world and across different times: wartime looting, burglary, and cultural appropriation. We will use the art thefts as a way into talking about the art itself, learning to appreciate the style, technique and skills of the artist, making their work sought after by thieves.

* Registration fees are refundable for program/class cancellation as follows:

  • Earlier than 5 days of the start date – registration fees are fully refundable.
  • Within 5 days of the start date – 70% of registration fees are refundable.
  • After the start date – 70% of registration fees pro-rated to timing of cancellation.

 

$165* for 6 classes, pre-registration required | Open to adults ages 16 and up | 10% off for Friends of The Reach

Feb
28
Fri
2020
Black History Month Film Night @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford Tickets
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Doors 5:30pm  |  Film Screening: 6:30pm  |  Free, everyone welcome

Short Film | Secret Vancouver: Return to Hogan’s Alley*
Feature Film | Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae*

Watch the film trailer here: https://youtu.be/q7z9wUhDRAc

Don’t miss the opportunity to see a pair of fantastic films that celebrate black culture and music from the 1960s to the present! Join The Reach Gallery Museum and guest film curator Barbara Chirinos on Friday, February 28, for a screening of both Secret Vancouver: Return to Hogan’s Alley and Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae. This is a rare opportunity to see these films here in our own community. Doors open at 5:30pm, so arrive early to guarantee your seat and check out our community booths and interactive exhibitions.

Secret Vancouver: Return to Hogan’s Alley (not rated but suitable for all ages, 16 minutes) is a short documentary that tells the story of a vibrant, ethnically diverse community that was located near the present-day Georgia Viaduct and stretched from Main Street to Jackson Avenue before it was destroyed in 1970 due to a vision of ‘urban renewal.’ Attracting artists like Louis Armstrong, Jimi Hendrix, and Sammy Davis Jr., Hogan’s Alley was a “hotbed of historic jazz” in the mid-twentieth century, and served as a precursor to the city’s Hollywood North identity today.

After the first film there will be a short break for complementary refreshments (spiced plantains and vegan burger patties).

Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae (rated “G,” 98 minutes) explores the Rocksteady music movement that emerged in Jamaica during a period of cultural and political tumult in the late 1960s. The film showcases Gospel-Reggae singer Hopetown Lewis who recorded the first Rocksteady song; Willburn Stranger Cole, a Rocksteady artist who moved from Jamaica to Canada; and singer Rita Marley who shares what life was like in 1960s Jamaica with Bob Marley, the artist who made Reggae famous!

Both films share the spirit of “Going Forward, Guided by the Past,” named by the Canadian government as the theme for Black History Month 2020.

 

About the Curator: The Reach Gallery Museum is pleased to present this film event in partnership with Barbara Chirinos, Founder and Co-curator of the Vancouver International Film Festival/Film Centre’s Black History Month film series. Among her many professional accomplishments to date, Chirinos was Curator and Producer of Battered Women’s Support Services event: 40 Years Later at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre and Managing Director of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. She also co-founded (with Mexican artist Ari De La Mora) and produced an International Day of the Dead Exhibit and Tour on Granville Island. She currently teaches Festival Management at Capilano University.

The Reach is a wheelchair accessible building located at 32388 Veterans Way in Abbotsford on on the Traditional, Ancestral, Unceded, and Shared territories of the Stó:lō people, Sema:th and Matheqwí First Nations.

 

Image credit: Film still of Ken Boothe and The Tamlins from Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae. Image courtesy Muse Distribution International.

 

Feb
29
Sat
2020
Artmaking for Newcomers to Canada Tickets
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Artmaking for Newcomers to Canada

Are you a woman who is new to Canada? Do you want to meet other female newcomers while learning
how to make art? Join local artist Linda Klippenstein at The Reach during one or all of the sessions listed
above and learn to make a cut-paper mural. This project is a recipient of the CFUW Creative Arts Award
2019. Childcare is not provided, but young children are welcome to accompany an adult participant. The
completed collaborative artworks will be on view in the Community Art Space from March 12 – April 26,
2020.

Facilitator | Linda Klippenstein
Free | Pre-registration is encouraged | To register, please email linda@nikkel.ca
Saturdays: February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7 from 1-4pm

 

 

Photo credits: Linda Klippenstein

Mar
5
Thu
2020
Art History Course: Intriguing Art Heists @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford Tickets
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Art History Course: Intriguing Art Heists @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

Thursdays, February 13, 20, 27, March 5, 19, and 26, 2020 (Note: these are not consecutive dates)
6:30–8:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Barry Magrill

 

Did Picasso famously say “good artists copy but great artists steal” or did he steal it? This course goes beyond the idea of artists ‘borrowing’ ideas from one another to explore intriguing stories about stolen art from all over the world and across different times: wartime looting, burglary, and cultural appropriation. We will use the art thefts as a way into talking about the art itself, learning to appreciate the style, technique and skills of the artist, making their work sought after by thieves.

* Registration fees are refundable for program/class cancellation as follows:

  • Earlier than 5 days of the start date – registration fees are fully refundable.
  • Within 5 days of the start date – 70% of registration fees are refundable.
  • After the start date – 70% of registration fees pro-rated to timing of cancellation.

 

$165* for 6 classes, pre-registration required | Open to adults ages 16 and up | 10% off for Friends of The Reach

Mar
7
Sat
2020
Artmaking for Newcomers to Canada Tickets
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Artmaking for Newcomers to Canada

Are you a woman who is new to Canada? Do you want to meet other female newcomers while learning
how to make art? Join local artist Linda Klippenstein at The Reach during one or all of the sessions listed
above and learn to make a cut-paper mural. This project is a recipient of the CFUW Creative Arts Award
2019. Childcare is not provided, but young children are welcome to accompany an adult participant. The
completed collaborative artworks will be on view in the Community Art Space from March 12 – April 26,
2020.

Facilitator | Linda Klippenstein
Free | Pre-registration is encouraged | To register, please email linda@nikkel.ca
Saturdays: February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7 from 1-4pm

 

 

Photo credits: Linda Klippenstein

Mar
8
Sun
2020
SUNDAY FAMILY ARTS @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford Tickets
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SUNDAY FAMILY ARTS

Bring the whole family out for a fun craft session in our studio. Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, kids…everyone participates! Our projects are often based on current exhibitions, holidays, or relevant themes. This is a fun opportunity for little ones to practice their motor skills, and for parents to let loose and get creative.

Instructor: Austin Kwidzinski

 

Free | Pre-Registration Required | 1 – 2:30pm or 3 – 4:30pm

To register call 604 864 8087 x 0 or visit The Reach in person.

This is an arts & crafts class that the whole family can participate in!

There are two classes offered on each date listed below. The first class begins promptly at 1 pm and ends at 2:30 pm, the second class begins at 3 pm and ends at 4:30 pm. Both the 1 pm class and the 3 pm class are the same.

Registration for Sunday Family Art classes opens 7 days before each class takes place and will close once it is full. Class capacity is 30 participants. In order to respect the timeframe for classes, latecomers can only be accommodated up to 10 minutes past class start time. At that point, no latecomers will be admitted.

Thanks to the generosity of the Prospera Credit Union we are able to offer this program for free!

prospera credit union logo