Saturday April 16, 2011


Arts Community

Art For Arts Sake

High school students featured in Chilliwack Art Gallery

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he Chilliwack Visual Artists Association (CVAA) is presenting Art 33 at the Chilliwack Art Gallery located in the Culture Centre until May 12. On April 9, the CVAA held the opening reception which was well attended. Artwork on display is represented in a variety of media created by Grade 10 - 12 students from Sardis Sr. Sec., Chilliwack. Sr. Sec. and G.W. Graham.

Charcoal, pastel, oil, acrylic and water paintings offer glimpses into the thoughts and feelings of the student as expressed through these very interesting pieces.

Marilyn Goodridge, the CVAA's gallery curator received special recognition for the work she's done and members presented her with a bouquet of flowers.

Goodridge busies herself with the different galleries the CVAA manages and they refer to as the face of the Visual Artists Association in Chilliwack.

"This is really an excellent exhibition and I really appreciate working with the instructors, with Sandra, Pierre, and Rebcecca because they organize it so well, they do a great job of placing it together," said Goodridge while accepting the kudos.

Last year, gallery attendant and Chilliwack artist, Aileen Molloy, summed the shows the student put on nicely by saying that anything kids can put their hearts and souls into is a good thing.

"There's major talent here and I think the kids have dug deep to find out what they really believed about some things and have done a good job of expressing themselves," said Molloy.

Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday - noon to 5:00 pm, and open during some theatre shows and special events. for gallery information call (604) 392-8000

About the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association

The CVAA is a not for profit organisation of local artists working and sharing together in an effort to encourage the appreciation of the Visual Arts. They operate four galleries in Chilliwack. Two are used exclusively for members and the other two have an open invitation to all artists in the community.

Additionally, they facilitate seminars and workshops for their members and the general public. They participate in local functions and celebrations and they provide gallery space for non-member artists and educational institutions.

The CVAA meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Chilliwack Art Gallery.

Their featured galleries are located at;

For more information about the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association visit their website:  or call 604-392-8000


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