Abbotsford Arts Council

Promoting local artists since 1971

Artists in Residence: In Real Life
Kristin Witko and Simon Bridgefoot

November 1st- May 1st | Kariton Art Gallery

The Abbotsford Arts Council is proud to host an Artist in Residence program with artists Kristin Witko and Simon Bridgefoot.

From November 1st- May 1st, Kristin Witko and Simon Bridgefoot will have their work in progress on display in the back of the Kariton Art Gallery. These two will be putting on a music-recording project directed by Kristin Witko and Simon Bridgefoot enabling community members to explore creativity—with real people, in real life, and in real time. On Saturdays from 2:30pm-4:30pm join them at the Kariton Art Gallery for workshops and dynamic exhibitions that will allow community members to join in on the fun.

In Real Life is a multi-disciplinary project directed by singer-songwriter Kristin Witko and producer Simon Bridgefoot. Part music recording project, part community engagement initiative, it aims to explore themes of empathy, performance, histrionicism, and creativity. For In Real Life, Bridgefoot and Witko, two collaborators who previously only worked remotely over the Internet, will be recording together—“in real life”—at the Kariton Art Gallery. This project includes workshops and dynamic exhibitions that allow community members to join the process. At the end of this six-month residency, Bridgefoot and Witko will have produced a full-length music album incorporating content generated by the project.

To listen to some of Kristin Witko and Simon Bridgefoot's previous music, visit their websites:

Simon Bridgefoot:

Kristin Witko:

Mindful Singing: Harnessing Breath and Body Awareness to Improve and Enjoy Your Voice, January 14 and February 18, 2:30-4:30 pm.

Recording Music Fearlessly: Mindsets and Techniques for Recording Music Without Rules, January 28 and March 4, 2:30-4:30 pm.

How to Write Songs—No Instruments Required, February 4 and March 11, 2:30-4:30 pm.

Click HERE to reserve your spot today.