Programs for Adults

Art History Course: The Art of Medieval Pilgrimage

Thursdays, Oct 17 – Nov 21 | 6:30–8:30pm

This no-homework, no-tests course, instructed by Barry Magrill (Ph.D, Art History), will appeal to art lovers and historians alike! Students will study all manner of medieval art including sculpture, architecture, painting, illuminated manuscript, and tapestry. This is a great opportunity to learn about European art and craftsmanship created by and for pre-modern people, and to immerse yourself in stories of plague, Crusades, pilgrimage, petty wars, courtly intrigue, and debauchery.

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$165 for 6 classes | Pre-registration required | 10% off for Friends of The Reach

For all upcoming events and programs at The Reach, check The Reach Gallery Museum Calendar.

Intro to Watercolour for Adults

Saturdays, Oct 5 – Nov 23 1:00-3:00pm

Learn the basics of the beautiful watercolour medium with instructor Amy Guenther. Master the art of painting with water, working with a variety of subject matter and stylistic techniques. Classes will be enriched with artist studies and art history. Students will develop a strong foundation in watercolour so they can move forward and explore the medium on their own in the future. A list of suggested supplies will be provided prior to the start of class.

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$200 for 8 classes | Pre-registration required | 10% off for Friends of The Reach

For all upcoming events and programs at The Reach, check The Reach Gallery Museum Calendar.

Chainsaw Carving Demo

Oct 5/6 | 12:00-4:00pm both days

Watch exhibiting artist Rocky La Rock demonstrate the art of chainsaw carving just outside The Reach’s front doors. Over two days Rocky will create a finished piece in an open space where visitors ask questions and see the magic happen.

Free Admission

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Treasured Duos: A Fall Concert

Nov 2 | 1:30-2:30pm

A classical fall concert with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra musicians Mary Sokol Brown (violin) and David Brown (double bass). Join us for an hour of favourite selections featuring works by Haydn, Elgar, Bach, Stravinsky, Gliere, and others. A reception will follow the concert. Sponsored by Columbia Kitchen Cabinets.

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Tickets: $20 Reach Friends (member) or $25 Future Friends

For all upcoming events and programs at The Reach, check The Reach Gallery Museum Calendar.

Movie Night: Edge of the Knife

Nov 15 | Doors at 6:30PM

Directed by Gwaai Edenshaw | 1 hour 40 mins

Edge of the Knife is the first feature-length film made entirely in the Haida language. Set in 19th century Haida Gwaii, it tells the story of a man pushed to the brink of survival who becomes Gaagiixiid/Gaagiid, the Haida Wildman. The film was produced as a community initiative with strong support from the Haida people and the Council of the Haida Nation. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

Free Admission

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Emerge: Annual Fundraiser / Art on Demand 5.4 Opening Reception

Nov 21 | 6:30-10:00pm

Join us as we raise funds for our Emerge Program! Emerge supports the professional development of aspiring artists and curators ages 18-35 in the Fraser Valley. The event will include the opening of Art on Demand 5.4, live music from Valley Music Co., flash tattoos by Tanya Loewen and Rhian Webber, drinks, appies and more!

Supported by the Royal Bank Foundation

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Tickets: $20 Reach Friends (member) or $25 Future Friends

For all upcoming events and programs at The Reach, check The Reach Gallery Museum Calendar.

2019 Fraser Valley Biennale Artist Meet & Greet

Nov 22 | 6:30-8:30pm

Meet the talented artists selected to participate in the 2019 Fraser Valley Biennale. This casual event is your opportunity to learn more about the artists working in our region, directly from them. Refreshments and cash bar.

Free Admission

Sponsored by RDM Lawyers.

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CULTURE, COFFEE & COOKIES

Free | Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am | Preregistration Required

Culture, Coffee & Cookies (C3) is a speaker’s series dedicated to providing stimulating and enjoyable learning opportunities for people of retirement age. This relaxed and social setting provides an opportunity to discuss and participate in community culture. Each cultural presentation or activity is accompanied by an opportunity to enjoy some refreshments while socializing with peers.

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Winter/ Spring Season
Our Fall/Winter season begins September 4, 2019. We have booked brilliant and intriguing presenters for your enjoyment. For all upcoming events and programs at The Reach, check The Reach Gallery Museum Calendar.

Group Tours

Tues – Sun | 10:30am – 3:30pm | $3 per participant Enliven your experience of current art exhibitions with a gallery tour or dive into our community heritage exhibition with a museum tour. Guided tours are a great way to learn about the cultural and social contexts of artworks and artifacts on display. Tours are led by knowledgeable docents who provide a general overview of exhibitions and an opportunity for lively discussion. REQUEST YOUR GROUP TOUR

The Docent is Present

Free | Drop-in | Open to the Public A knowledgeable docent is available Fridays and Sundays from noon to 5pm for Exhibition Tours. Even if you’ve already seen the current exhibitions, you can deepen your experience with a free, drop-in tour.