Opening Reception Exhibit
Opening reception of our member’s show INSPIRED
April 1 2023.
Lilly Thorne at her show
‘Our’ CVAA’s Lilly Thorne standing in front of 3 of her works. Her work is part of Moored, an exhibition by three B.C. artists on display until March 25 2023.
Photo credits: Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress
Chilliwack Artists Association member Dan Daulby gave a lino printing workshop to other members in February 2023.
KRISTA KILVERT’s exhibit at the Chilliwack Museum
CVAA member Krista Kilvert’s exhibition presents artworks advocating for ethnocultural diversity. Over the last century, immigration has not only shaped our country but is intrinsically linked to our global identity. In celebration of our rich linguistic mosaic, Kilvert has created a textile artwork titled ‘Mother Tongue’ with the text ‘My Voice’ translated into over 100 languages currently spoken in Canada. An additional artwork titled ‘Generification’ poses questions about acculturation as can be associated with assimilation and loss of cultural identity.
Holly gave a free artist talk for pottery friends, makers, students, and teachers and a Demo on how to make a large platter.
Shari Pratt and CVAA members during the workshop Image Transfers with Golden products in November 2019.
Artist Talk with Sandra Aleck who gave a visual presentation on various drums; texture, sound, hides and assembling during the August 2019 members meeting.
Evelyn Zuberbier at her opening reception of ‘A Touch of Earth XII’ and at the Artist Talk during the CVAA meeting.
MAY 2019 Open Door
Works by members of Chilliwack Society for for Community Living.
OPENING RECEPTION SD33 SHOW
The Art Teachers of Chilliwack High Schools together with their students set up their annual show in the O’Connor Gallery. A big Thank You for the teachers and our CVAA coordinator Mary-Lee Merz for orchestrating this annual event again.
ARTIST TALK WITH JEFF WILSON
Jeff Wilson spoke about his work during the Chilliwack Visual Artists Assoc. monthly meeting. Jeff and Graham Dowden co-exhibited in ‘People And Places’ in March-April 2019 Click here to see to see a video his work!
ARTIST TALK WITH GRAHAM DOWDEN
Graham Dowden was in the exhibition PEOPLE and PLACES together with Jeff Wilson. Graham gave a refreshing insight in a how his photographs become ‘works of art ‘ during our Visual Artists Assoc. meeting on March 5th 2019.
ORIGAMI INSPIRED ART LIGHT UP ART GALLERY
Origami, quilts and geometry. Those are the sources of inspiration for Chilliwack artist Sylvie Roussel-Jannsens’ newest sculptures that will be on display in her solo show Whole.
The exhibition will be at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from Jan. 23 to March 2.
“Whole is a group of sculptural works made in the last three years. From installations to wall pieces and the return to illuminated sculptures, I am presenting the whole creative journey,” says Roussel-Jannsens. Read more….
ARTIST TALK WITH SYLVIE ROUSSEL-JANSSEN
Chilliwack artist Sylvie Roussel-Jannsens’ talks about her current show during a meeting of the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association.
ART COLLABORATION RAISES FUNDS FOR MENTAL HEALTH
More than $2,000 raised in support of mental health services offered in Chilliwack and Abbotsford.
EVENT MAKES AN IMPACT
An open and supportive crowd of art enthusiasts attended a Poetry Reading and Artist Talk at the O’Connor Group Gallery in Chilliwack on Saturday. The event was hosted by Communitas Supportive Care Society and the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association (CVAA) and was part of Hear and See: Poetry and Art for Mental Health, an exhibit that combines the works of 14 poets and 14 artists, each one with lived experience of mental health challenges.
At the Poetry Reading and Artist Talk, each poem was read aloud and the corresponding artist shared
about how they interpreted the poem that they were given. The poetry and art pieces are as diverse as the experiences of those who created the pieces: some contributors live with mental health challenges like eating disorders, schizoaffective disorder, or anxiety while others as friends and family members engage with the experience as they support the people they love. To read more…
Chilliwack Visual Artists Association
O’Connor Group Art Gallery
9201 Corbould Street
Chilliwack, British Columbia
Canada V2P 4A6
Hours of Operation
Wednesday 12 – 5
Thursday 12 – 5
Friday 12 – 5
Saturday 12 – 5
And 1 hour before the evening shows in the Cultural Centre.
Entrance to the O’Connor Group Art Gallery is free.