Arts and culture

Isabel Gibson will have six paintings in the fall show. (Special to The News)

Red is the colour of the Garibaldi Art Club’s fall show and sale

Opening day for the show is Saturday, Nov. 27, at the ACT Art Gallery in Maple Ridge

Isabel Gibson will have six paintings in the fall show. (Special to The News)
The Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild will be holding their 40th annual Juried Exhibit and Sale on Saturday Nov. 27. (Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild/Special to The News)

Holiday shopping made easy with Whonnock Weavers show and sale

The 40th annual event will feature, knitted, woven, felted, and basketry items

The Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild will be holding their 40th annual Juried Exhibit and Sale on Saturday Nov. 27. (Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild/Special to The News)
TreeRoot Gallery and Studios is presenting an exhibition in celebration of the Day of the Dead. (Special to The News)
TreeRoot Gallery and Studios is presenting an exhibition in celebration of the Day of the Dead. (Special to The News)
Opening night for the fall season will be on Oct. 30 with a concert by three-time Juno Award nominated singer/songwriter Jill Barber. (The ACT Arts Centre/Special to The News)
Opening night for the fall season will be on Oct. 30 with a concert by three-time Juno Award nominated singer/songwriter Jill Barber. (The ACT Arts Centre/Special to The News)
Create a cosmic pumpkin at Pumpkinotron 440. (Special to The News)

Plenty to do for Culture Days in Maple Ridge

Pumpkin carving, book making, community mapping

Create a cosmic pumpkin at Pumpkinotron 440. (Special to The News)
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
Ethan Page, left, and Nicky Walton received Excellence in Arts Scholarship Awards in music. (Special to The News)
Ethan Page, left, and Nicky Walton received Excellence in Arts Scholarship Awards in music. (Special to The News)
Port Haney Artist-in-Residence Aaron Moran. (Special to the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News)

Personal reflections of Maple Ridge are needed for new public art project

Residents of all ages, backgrounds and abilities welcome to share stories and poems

Port Haney Artist-in-Residence Aaron Moran. (Special to the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News)
A partial image from the painting Kanaka Creek by Eric Hotz, which in the exhibit at the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery.

A Study of Nature exhibition opens at Pitt Meadows Art Gallery

Eric Hotz paintings feature familiar scenes from across the Lower Mainland

A partial image from the painting Kanaka Creek by Eric Hotz, which in the exhibit at the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery.
The Peanuts cast from CapU Arbutus Studio. (Molly Lydon/Special to The News)
The Peanuts cast from CapU Arbutus Studio. (Molly Lydon/Special to The News)
The announcement was made Friday, March 12 that the 2021 tour – like the 2020 event – was cancelled due to COVID. (Screengrab)

Show and sale, plus directory, replace 2021 art studio tour

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows artists will have works displayed at The ACT starting in April

The announcement was made Friday, March 12 that the 2021 tour – like the 2020 event – was cancelled due to COVID. (Screengrab)
The Professional Live Arts for Youth Society, or PLAY Society, received an Expanded Arts and Culture Resilience Supplement in the amount of $18,000. (Special to The News)

Arts and culture get a boost in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

PLAY Society and the ACT Arts Centre received grants from province

The Professional Live Arts for Youth Society, or PLAY Society, received an Expanded Arts and Culture Resilience Supplement in the amount of $18,000. (Special to The News)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)

Q&A with VIFF’s B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award winner, Jessie Anthony

Her feature film, Brother, I Cry premiered at VIFF this year

Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
While Maple Ridge Community Foundation is participating in the mural designing process, it is not involved in the building design, size, or other details. (Artist’s rendering/Maple Ridge Community Foundation)

Foundation seeks to bring ‘meaningful’ art to Hammond

Asking Maple Ridge residents for suggestions on design and theme for two large community murals

  • Jul 9, 2020
While Maple Ridge Community Foundation is participating in the mural designing process, it is not involved in the building design, size, or other details. (Artist’s rendering/Maple Ridge Community Foundation)
VIDEO: Supporters turn out to honour art gallery curator

VIDEO: Supporters turn out to honour art gallery curator

LETTER: 40 people turned out to thank Barbara Duncan for her contribution to the arts in Maple Ridge

  • Jul 2, 2020
VIDEO: Supporters turn out to honour art gallery curator
What the ACT art gallery and other facilities within The ACT will look like, once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, is still unknown. But the board defends some tough decisions its having to make while trying to ensure the arts centre’s survival. (The News files)

LETTER: Board defends tough decisions ahead for arts centre

Lack of income puts The ACT in peril – changes are mandatory to survive, says president

  • Jun 3, 2020
What the ACT art gallery and other facilities within The ACT will look like, once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, is still unknown. But the board defends some tough decisions its having to make while trying to ensure the arts centre’s survival. (The News files)
The ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge looks at how it will slowly reopen during the coming months (The News files)

LETTER: What’s happening to key staff at The ACT?

While arts centre prepares for slow re-opening, it will apparently do it without a few key people

  • May 30, 2020
The ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge looks at how it will slowly reopen during the coming months (The News files)
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