Extra-ordinary: A Free Family Day at The Reach Gallery Museum

From the macromatter performance Fragile. Image Courtesy of Robert Leveroos. Photo credit: Lisa Wu.
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Families of all ages won’t want to miss the fun, free activities offered at The Reach Gallery Museum on Family Day weekend. On February 16 from 12 to 5pm The Reach celebrates the ordinary and the extraordinary with something for everyone!

Join us for a mini-guided tour of our current exhibitions. Experience the shimmer and shine of remarkable works of art in Glimmers of the Radiant Real,a touring exhibition with only one stop in BC at The Reach. Check out the vibrant colours and selfie-friendly installations in Trevor Van den Eijnden’s exhibition a soul is not made of atoms. Don’t forget to bring your smartphone to interact with works of art in both exhibitions. 

Fragile performance by macromatter 2:30-3:30pm

This unique performance for everyone from age 5 to 105 has been presented around the world. You’ll be captivated by the dramatic story of three generations of family told through dioramas projected onto the big screen in real time. Following the show, meet the artist and check out his award-winning miniature sets. 

The creator behind macromatter is the acclaimed Vancouver-based artist Robert Leveroos who has performed for local audiences at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, rEvolver Festival, PuSh OFF, and internationally at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, The Southhold in New York City, Künstlerhäuser Worpswede in Germany, and most recently at World Stage Design ScenoFest in Taipei, Taiwan. 

Sunday Family Arts Workshops 

Get inspired by macromatter’s performance of Fragile and immerse yourself in the exciting world of character creation. Together, adults and children will explore shape, language, expression, and gesture to make paper productions where your imagination is the only limit. 

Classes run from 1-2:30pm and again from 3:30-5pm. They’re on a first-come, first-served basis with each class capped at 30 participants. Latecomers will only be accommodated up to 10 minutes past class start time, so make sure to get there on time! 

Get creative on Family Day weekend at The Reach with these exciting activities and more! 

The Province of British Columbia has provided The Reach with a grant in support of our free, community Family Day event. Sunday Family Arts Workshops at The Reach are made possible by generous funding support from Prospera Credit Union.  

The Reach is a fully accessible building located at 32388 Veterans Way in Abbotsford on on the Traditional, Ancestral, Unceded, and Shared territories of the Stó:lō people, Sema:th and Matheqwí First Nations.