Submitted. The Abbotsford Arts Council announces its next show at the Kariton Art Gallery: “Food for Thought” by the Central Fraser Valley Graphic Guild. The theme of the show challenged the Graphic Guild artists to look at the different ways the idea and images of food can be used in art.
Cover Art: Sandwiches are beautiful series, Hamburger & Fries. By Neil Loewen
Whatever the approach the Graphic Guild artists chose, they were challenged to look at food in new and different ways: to see all the visual possibilities, tell their stories around the idea of food, and even question the ways they, and we as society, eat.
Central Fraser Valley Graphic GuildThe Central Fraser Valley Graphic Guild was formed in 1977 by students of the printmaking department of the Fraser Valley College, but has since expanded from its printmaking origins to include painting, drawing and 3-dimensional work. The current members work in oil, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, as well as in a variety of drawing mediums, some forms of printmaking and photography. Monthly life drawing sessions with a model have not only been an inspiration for many paintings but have also attracted new artists to the group.
This has kept the group small, yet diverse with fresh ideas and the motivation to take on new ventures.
The show will run from May 30 until June 25, 2014 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, June 1, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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. Nearly 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, the Envision Financial 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 abbotsfordartscouncil.org.