Interpret Festival celebrates the arts at UFV — April 26

The second annual Interpret: Creative and Performing Arts Festival celebrates the arts at UFV and features the work of over 50 Visual Arts, Theatre, and Creative Writing students. Classical pianist, Kimball Gallagher, will open the Festival and address his entrepreneurial approach to music education and arts advocacy. He is the founder of 88 International, a non-profit organization based in New York that was established in 2015 after Gallagher’s 30-country, seven-continent, and 338-concert tour around the world.

Performances and exhibits will be presented in the S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery and throughout C and D buildings in hallways, classrooms, and public spaces of the Abbotsford campus. Some of the festivities will include diverse exhibits and performances by the Visual Arts graduating class, a collaboratively devised theatre performance, readings of new student work, and performance art.

This is the best night of the year, and we hope to see you there!

Fri, April 26

4-5 pm Festival opening with Kimball Gallager (B101). Doors open 3:30pm

5-8 pm Festival Exhibits, Readings, and Performances (multiple locations)

8-10 pm Live Music

*This event will be catered by Restaurant 62*

Please join us in celebrating our student artists. VA graduates: Dorothy Keating, Katherine Searle, Madeline Hildebrandt, Cassie de Jong, Jenny Kingma, Andrew Muth, Sharon Clark, Lynden Chan, Jenna Cook, Austin Kwidzinski, Susan Thompson, Kaylee Stamm, Amanda Garcia.

Devised Performance collaborators: Belle Hernberg-Johnson, Danielle Edwards, Desiree Hale, Haotian (Cedric) Liu, Kirsten MacDonald, Xiao (Sherry) RuoYu, Yifan Gong.

Theatre 360 students: Linnea Balt, Coco Bedard, Steven Bowman, Beth Caldwell, Victoria Dufficy, Dyllan Egilson, Rebecca Enns, Maggie Eustache, Des Hale, Abhishek Kalia, Kirsten MacDonald, Dana Mandeville, Alicia Tobin, Cameron McKerchar, Lucy Mulder, Aimee Payeur, Raghav Sharma, Noah Simpson, Juan Soma Genta, Luke Stevens, Christopher Taylor, Talia-Martine Tvergyak.

Creative Writing students: Lily Flores, Timothy Dovey, Cameron Summers, Janice Lang, Kemone Moodley, Shantelle Small, Jo Somers, Julia Dovey (alumna).

Thank you to our sponsors! UFV College of Arts Dean’s Office, CiVL Radio, Restaurant 62, Podzelny Pianos and Ravens Brewing Company.

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