Biennale Opens At Kariton Gallery Friday

By July 23, 2013Arts/Culture

Submitted. The Abbotsford Arts Council announces the artwork of 15 local artists will be showcased at the Kariton Art Gallery from July 26 to August 20, 2013 as part of the 2nd Fraser Valley Regional Biennale.

The Fraser Valley Regional Biennale is a collective art exhibition that celebrates and explores local and regional visual art-making. The project was created in 2011 through a partnership between The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford Arts Council, Mission Arts Council, Maple Ridge Art Gallery and the Langley Arts Council to present a wide range of artwork created by both emerging and professional artists throughout the Fraser Valley.

The artists whose artwork will be featured at the Kariton Art Gallery include:

Alex Stewart, Langley, BC – Painting/Reproduction
Anne O’Leary, Abbotsford, BC – Painting
Chrissy Courtney, Abbotsford, BC – Mixed Media
Jae Ryeung Nam, Abbotsford, BC – Mixed Media
Jeff Sawatzky, Mission, BC – Mixed Media
Johann Wieghardt, Mission, BC – Painting
Julie Epp, Abbotsford, BC – Drawing
Kathleen Menges, Abbotsford, BC – Painting
Kristin Krimmel, Maple Ridge, BC – Painting
Peter Valentine, Abbotsford, BC – Painting
Sandra McMartin, Abbotsford, BC – Photo Art
Shari Jean Pratt, Maple Ridge, BC – Mixed Media
Susan Gorris, Aldergrove, BC – Ceramic
Ursula Rettich, Abbotsford, BC – Painting
Wallace Koopmans, Abbotsford, BC – Digital Archival Print

The show will run from July 26 to August 20 at the Kariton Art Gallery, located in Mill Lake Park at 2387 Ware Street in Abbotsford. 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, July 28, 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 visit our website at

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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