Submitted. The Abbotsford Arts Council announces an art exhibit by Atangard Community Project in the foyer of the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (MCA) as part of the 10th Annual Arty Awards on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Residents and friends of the Atangard Community Project will curate an Abbotsford-centric art exhibit depicting many community members to be enjoyed by attendees of the Arty Awards celebration. This communal painting series is initiated by current, past and friends of residents of the Atangard Community Project and focuses on the universal vulnerability of identity, featuring select members of the Abbotsford community.
The Atangard Community Project Society is an intentional-community residence occupying the former Fraser Valley Inn in Historic Downtown Abbotsford. Formed in 2009, the project is host to a diverse rotating cast of artists, students, visionaries, and young professionals. Atangard Community Project, along with many friends, neighbours and partnering arts and music groups, work to coordinate Jam in Jubilee Summer Concert Series and Art Market every year. The Abbotsford Arts Council invited Atangard residents to exhibit the Arty Awards after viewing their work while touring the Atangard facility.
“Having Atangard’s work at the Arty Awards will add so much to the experience of those attending the event as well as bring awareness to the talents of these young artists,” says Gail Gromaski, Executive Director of the Abbotsford Arts Council. “The unused hanging system in the foyer and hallways of the MCA creates an ideal opportunity for this art show and hopefully many more to come.”
The Arty Awards program is an initiative of the Abbotsford Arts Council to honour individuals of all ages who have achieved excellence in their art as well as arts advocates who have contributed significantly to the Abbotsford arts scene. In addition to the art show and the awards celebration, the evening’s festivities will include a canapés reception catered by Restaurant 62, live entertainment and a silent auction. The Matsqui Centennial Auditorium is located at 32315 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford.
Tickets are available for purchase online at artyawards2014.eventbrite.ca or at the Kariton Art Gallery, located at 2387 Ware Street in Abbotsford. More information can be found at abbotsfordartscouncil.org or #ArtyAwards2014.
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 Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit abbotsfordartscouncil.org.