“The Colour of Song”, Works By John Fultz At The Kariton Art Gallery

By February 5, 2014Arts/Culture

Submitted. The Abbotsford Arts Council announces its next show at the Kariton Art Gallery: “The Colour of Song,” featuring the artwork of local artist and educator John Fultz.

Pictured at right: Legend of the Koi by John Fultz

With “The Colour of Song,” John Fultz offers an exploration of the relationships between music and art, colour and sound. A variety of works in acrylic mixed media and painting play with ideas inspired by song and melody to develop images that express “chromesthesia,” the sense of visualizing sound. “The Colour of Song” ties together this connection between art and music, featuring paintings inspired by music, and music inspired by art.

An opening reception on February 9 features the involvement of local singers and songwriters to share their work, and to provide original music to accompany the artwork. As an artist, John works predominately in acrylic and mixed media. As a musician, he composes instrumental music that is piano and synthesizer based. Interwoven they become the colour of the song.

Angel by John Fultz

Angel by John Fultz

John Fultz has been actively involved in art and music in the Abbotsford area for many years. A familiar face in the local music scene as a member of the band Topaz, most of John’s personal career has been as a visual arts educator, teaching drama and art in public school in Chilliwack as well as arts courses for educators through Simon Fraser University. Since retiring as principal at the Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts, John has been working with the Ministry of Education on revising the provincial arts curriculum for public schools.

“The Colour of Song” will run from February 7 to March 4 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. John Fultz will be present at an opening reception on Sunday, February 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Non-perishable food donations for the Abbotsford Food Bank will be accepted at the Kariton Art Gallery throughout the exhibition. 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.

Storm approaching by John Fultz

Storm approaching by John Fultz

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. Almost 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

Kariton Art Gallery Ad 2013(1)Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit abbotsfordartscouncil.org.

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