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C3 - News

May 19, 2015 - September 9, 2015

The Spring Season of Culture, Coffee & Cookies will be coming to a close on May 19th, 2015. Our Fall Season will begin on September 9th, 2015. We are already booking many brilliant and intriguing presenters for your enjoyment.
Due to an overlap with the long standing and valuable Learning Plus program, C3 will be moving to Wednesday mornings from 10:30 - 11:30am. We hope you will enjoy your summer in the sun with family and friends; and we’ll be ready and waiting when the grandkids are back in school and the rain starts.

Artist Talk
With Jane Everett

May 22, 2015

1:00pm | FREE

Join artist, Jane Everett for a tour and discussion of the work in her exhibition, Port Mann.

Image credit: Port Mann XV 2011, mixed drawing media on vellum, 42"x68"


May 30, 2015

7:00pm | FREE Admission

Join us for the re-launch of the Young Contemporaries program Saturday, May 30th at 7pm at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford.

• Admission is FREE
• Open to members and the public
• Location: The Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford

Exciting times are ahead for the Young Contemporaries program, which will be re-launched under the name Emerge! This restructured program will provide a new space for Emerge artists to exhibit nearly year round, afford greater access to professional development opportunities and offer members valuable experience in the arts and culture sector.

The re-launch will coincide with the inaugural opening of Art on Demand, a rotating, café-style exhibition featuring the artwork of current Emerge members. Attend our re-launch event and bring a friend! We will have a cash bar, finger food and an information booth ready to answer any of your questions. This event will give you an exclusive opportunity to meet our Reach staff including Laura Schneider, The Reach’s Acting Director and Curator.

 Emerge Membership allows you to submit artwork to our annual exhibition and to Art on Demand. It also provides you access to unique programs, workshops and studio/gallery tours. Interested in joining?

An annual Emerge membership is $25.00. Register here!

We are currently seeking submissions for multiple Art on Demand shows. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your artwork alongside professional artists in a class “A” facility. For further information and to submit artwork, please refer to our Call for Submissions. All submissions for the 2015 season are due Friday, May 22nd, 2015. See you there!

Art on Demand
Opening Reception

May 30, 2015

7:00pm | FREE

Mirroring The Reach Gallery Museum's operational format, the Art on Demand program functions as a membership-led "gallery within a gallery", showcasing exciting new work from the Fraser Valley's most promising emerging artists curated by its own membership. The first Art on Demand exhibition features the work of Kendra Schellenberg, Nastasha Moll and Angelica Born.

Broad's Brunch @ Brambles Bistro

June 13, 2015

11:00am | Friend of the Reach $40.00, Future Friend $45.00

A Cultivating the Art of Living Tastefully Fundraiser for The Reach! There are a limited number of tickets so buy early! Enjoy a Sumptuous Brunch Buffet, as well as a Mimosa Champagne Cocktail, sponsored by Myrtle-Anne Rempel. Brenda Falk of Tanglebank will also be sharing her Spring Gardening Container tips and tricks. Join in the fun!

Broad's Brunch @ Brambles Bistro
29985 Downes Road, Abbotsford

Fabulous prize draws!
Advance tickets available at The Reach or online!

With Carman McKay

June 21, 2015

12:30PM - 4:30PM | Friends of The Reach - $125 Future Friends of The Reach - $135

Carman McKay has been teaching drum making since 1994 and was trained in the Elder Hidden Wolf southwest style. He also does medicine wheel teachings, possess knowledge of hand drum history, drumming and singing techniques, and teaches personal life skills awareness and balance. McKay will lead students through the process of assembling a fir frame drum and making a drum stick before guiding participants through the process of stretching a deer hide over the drum frame. Workshop fee includes instruction by an experienced First Nations teacher, all drum making supplies and materials

Sunday Family Arts

June 7, 2015


1-3pm | All Ages
June 21, July 12, August 16

Bring the whole family out for our fun crafts sessions in the studio. Our Projects are often based on our current exhibitions, Holidays or relevant themes. This is a great opportunity for little ones to practice their motor skills, and for parents to let loose and enjoy some art making!

Class capacity is 30 participants. Registration is required. In order to respect the timeframe for classes, latecomers can only be accommodated up to 15 minutes past class start time. At that point, no latecomers will be admitted.
Please call 604 864 8087 ext 0 to register.