‘People,’ Works In Photography By Fiona Howarth At The Kariton Art Gallery

The Abbotsford Arts Council announces its next show at the Kariton Art Gallery: “People,” showcasing a collection of photographic works by Abbotsford artist Fiona Howarth.

“People” features a series of images of people on the street, focusing on human moments when people are unaware of the camera.

“The initial shyness and concern with photographing unknown inhabitants is outweighed by the desire to try and experience the otherness,” says Howarth. “Often this is romanticized by its differences from our norm, but I attempt to photograph it truthfully in its gritty and unbecoming nature.”

The exhibit captures images of people around the world, including Canada, Morocco, Turkey and Germany.

Fiona Howarth has been an avid photographer for more than 10 years and has won numerous awards for her work. She has had formal training in photography with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Fraser Valley. She uses film exclusively for all of her work, from 35mm to large format, and prints her black and white work by hand in her own darkroom. Through her work, Howarth attempts to affect change and cause people to pause and examine their beliefs and assumptions.
Lamp Seller, 2012, Fiona HowarthSnake Charmer, 2012, Fiona Howarth

The show will run from June 28 to July 23 at the Kariton Art Gallery, located in Mill Lake Park at 2387 Ware Street. 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. Howarth will be present at an opening reception on Sunday, June 30, 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 abbotsfordartscouncil@gmail.com, or visit our website at abbotsfordartscouncil.org.

More information about Fiona Howarth and her art can be found on her website at howarthphotography.com

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. We consist of members, volunteers and directors representing diverse artistic, economic, and cultural interests of community members of all ages. We showcase the talents of local artists at the Kariton Art Gallery and at a number of events throughout the year including 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 our website at abbotsfordartscouncil.org.

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