Architextiles At The Kariton Starting Friday

By August 21, 2013Arts, Arts/Culture

The Abbotsford Arts Council Presents “Architextiles,” Works in Fibre Art by FibreSix at the Kariton Art Gallery

The Abbotsford Arts Council announces its next show at the Kariton Art Gallery: “Architextiles,” showcasing a collection of works in fibre art by a group of six local textile artists, FibreSix.

“Architextiles” consists of pieces that represent both literal and figurative architectural themes.

Cover Art Pillar of Strength – Patt Wilson

Gadus Morhus - Jennifer Cooper

Gadus Morhus – Jennifer Cooper

Pieces by FibreSix member Patt Wilson focus on architectural elements found during her travels, while pieces by Pam Dangerfield explore the impression of the foundation on which architecture is built; concepts such as “built on tradition,” “built on faith,” and “built on power” are given visual interpretations.

Built on Faith -  Pam Dangerfield

Built on Faith – Pam Dangerfield

Jennifer Cooper’s pieces explore how the Atlantic Codfish were one of the instrumental architects in building our nation, Canada, while Nancy Riemersma’s pieces interpret life-like figures of stone, the Inukshuk, which serve as directional markers on treeless horizons and are regarded as among the most important objects found along ancient pathways.

Lilly Thorne drew inspiration for her series pieces from pillars she photographed while in Italy, Greece and Spain, while Gail Hunt chose to interpret seasonal themes of “home” using iconic shelter shapes house photos

Inukshuk 1 - Nancy Riemersma

Inukshuk 1 – Nancy Riemersma

of what home means to her.

The members of FibreSix have been meeting monthly for over 12 years.

They have many years of cumulative experience showing their work, as a group and individually, in national and international juried quilt and art exhibitions.

Pillar 1 - Lilly Thorne

Pillar 1 – Lilly Thorne

“Architextiles” will run from August 23 to September 17 at the Kariton Art Gallery, located in Mill Lake Park at 2387 Ware Street. Non-perishable food donations for the Abbotsford Food bank will be accepted throughout the exhibition.

The gallery’s hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The artists will be present at an opening reception on Sunday, August 25, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, please contact the Abbotsford Arts Council by phone at (604) 852-9358, by email at, or

Home-Summer - Gail Hunt

Home-Summer – Gail Hunt

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About the Abbotsford Arts Council

Established in 1972, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts.

The Abbotsford Arts Council consists of members, volunteers and directors representing diverse artistic, economic, and cultural interests of community members of all ages.

Nearly 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support from the Abbotsford Arts Council as member groups, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased each year by the Arts Council at the Kariton Art Gallery, the Envision Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair.

To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit

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