The Reach Welcomes Laura Schneider As Their New Curator

Submitted. On behalf of The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, the Board of Directors and Executive Director, Sheila Perry are pleased to welcome Laura Schneider as their new Curator.

Schneider leaves her position as Director/Curator of Cape Breton University Art Gallery to join The Reach as curator in mid-January.

Says Executive Director Perry: “Schneider was chosen because she has strived to make the CBU Art Gallery a stable portal for dynamic programming, arts education and community engagement. She has developed a strong curatorial reputation that foregrounds current trends while recognizing the importance of regional representation and partnerships with other cultural organizations, including non-arts organizations and a variety of cultural bodies.”

Schneider has worked and studied in the visual arts for over 15 years in such reputable institutions as the Canadian Museum of Civilization (now the Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, QC) and the Carleton University Art Gallery (Ottawa, ON). She holds two degrees in Art History: Bachelor of Arts, Honors (Queen’s University, Kingston ON) and Master of Arts (Carleton University. Ottawa ON). Schneider also has a Bachelor of Education degree (University of Ottawa) and a Professional Specialization Certificate in Collections Management (University of Victoria, Victoria BC).

A believer in the ability of the arts to shape individuals and communities, Laura Schneider looks forward to creating lasting and meaningful relationships in Abbotsford. The public is invited to meet both, Schneider and Perry at the January 22 @7pm Winter Exhibitions Opening Reception at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford.

About The Reach
The Reach is a registered charity and “Class A” facility in the Fraser Valley that is operated by a small staff team with the assistance of a Board of Directors and 100+ fabulous volunteers. With your support, we will continue to develop and present the best in the visual arts by local to international artists, preserve and share the stories of our rich and diverse cultural heritage, provide engaging multidisciplinary public programming for all ages and offer FREE admission to exhibitions and a wide range of other cultural events.

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