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UFV launches School of Creative Arts

Creativity will be at the centre of a new school combining theatre and visual arts at the University of the Fraser Valley. The UFV Theatre department and the Visual Arts department have united to form the School of Creative Arts (SoCA) within the UFV College of Arts. All Theatre and Visual Arts courses and programs […]

Master carver Francis Horne Sr. to receive UFV honorary degree

Francis Horne Sr. is a world-renowned Coast Salish master carver whose stirring work has been represented in a range of top Vancouver galleries since his professional career started almost 50 years ago. For his sculpting legacy and his lifelong commitment to helping and healing others, Horne was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree […]

Search by Image exhibit explores what’s ‘real’ in digital era

In an age where most viewing of art is done online rather than in person at a gallery, UFV visual arts professor Christopher Friesen’s latest art exhibit considers the notions of influence and authenticity. Search by Image runs through May 7 at the Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, with an opening reception Jan 18 and […]

Indigenous art to be unveiled on Abbotsford campus Oct 26

In the spirit of Indigenizing the campus, UFV has commissioned works by local Indigenous artists. These works will be unveiled on Thursday, Oct 26 at 1 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (Abby B101). These works not only reflect and include Indigenous students on campus, they provide a point of education for all of […]

Student art projects brighten bleak campus corners

Art can be so much more than just a pretty picture. It can transform environments and win over hearts and minds, says UFV Visual Arts professor Chris Friesen. Students from Friesen’s UFV’s Community Arts Practice class took on the daunting task of transforming some unattractive spaces into warm and welcoming spots on the Abbotsford and […]

Intension(elle) — BFA Grad Show — runs to May 19 — opens April 28

Every year members of the University of the Fraser Valley and its surrounding community come together to support an exciting cultural event in the Visual Arts department: the BFA Grad Show. This year’s show is titled Intension(elle), reflecting the all-female composition of the graduating class. Opening Reception: Fri, April 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm in […]

Museologist George Jacob to speak on museums’ role in society — Jan 16

What is the role of museums and culture in our increasingly virtual and changing inter-connected world of accelerated communication and global mobility? “Museums are the souls of civil societies and they serve as repositories of our collective memory,” says Canadian museologist George Jacob, “They are an important catalyst for education, tourism, cultural infrastructure, and the […]

YDAA winner Shannon Thiesen curating a new generation of critical thinkers

Inspired by her 30 kids and sometimes smeared by squeegee or fork, the paintings created by UFV’s 2016 Young Distinguished Alumni Award winner Shannon Thiesen make their mark in more ways than one. She was the very last student to join her UFV Teacher Education cohort – accepted only two days before classes began. Now […]

Artistic April brings showers of creativity this week at UFV

UFV will experience April showers of all things artistic this week as the Fashion Design, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Graphic + Digital Design programs present their year-end shows. Fashion Design presents Absolute Style Fashion Design kicks things off with the Absolute Style grad fashion show on Wed, April 27. Absolute Style showcases the work of […]

Multidisciplinary UFV Art Marathon invades The Reach

  It was a big dose of all things artistic. The University of the Fraser Valley was an enthusiastic participant in the first creatiValley festival running through Oct 4. UFV’s big day was Friday, October 2 at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford. The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) presented a 12-Hour Multidisciplinary Art […]