For Immediate Release: August 15th, 2018

Christopher Friesen: Graffiti Flags and Money Games

Abbotsford, B.C. - Join us at the Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware Street) on September 15th from 6-8pm for the opening of Christopher Friesen’s Graffiti Flags and Money Games, an exhibit that explores the evolution of currency, from gold to paper bills to the many cryptocurrencies that exist today. Inspired by his financial background, this show’s aesthetic is a striking contrast to his works featured in Search by Image

or Scroll Through History (at The Reach and Mennonite Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, respectively). Chris’ screen-printing and gestural painting technique used in his pieces is a commentary on the increased production of bills in the developed world, specifically the United States: “every piece in the exhibition is an original that (...) contains gesture and aesthetic decisions unlike the traditional print making process where flaw-free reproduction is valued”.

The show will run from September 15th to October 16th.


About the Abbotsford Arts Council

Established in 1972, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. The Abbotsford Arts Council consists of members, volunteers and directors representing diverse artistic, economic, and cultural interests of community members of all ages. Almost 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit

For more information, contact:

Emma Beaton, Programming Coordinator Abbotsford Arts Council

Phone: 604.852.9358



Contact: Patricia Bernier, Publicity Coordinator

Phone: 604-828-2888



Wonderful opportunity to join a full symphony orchestra!

The Fraser Valley Symphony is currently seeking musicians for the following sections: Double Bass / Cello / Viola / Violin / Percussion / Harp / Extra Woodwinds

Interested musicians:

  • must be able to commit to Monday evening rehearsals, Sept . - early June
  • should have a high level of proficiency on their instrument

Other instrumentalists are welcome to contact us in the event we need additional or substitute musicians.

For more information, please call

Dorle Eason


The Fraser Valley Symphony will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary Season and is the premier community orchestra of the Fraser Valley region. Performing alongside world-class instrumental and vocal soloists, the Symphony provides a forum for auditioned musicians to present a variety of orchestral music for the enjoyment of audiences in the Fraser Valley.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Phone: 604.744.9110 Mail: FVS P.O. Box 122, Abbotsford, B.C., V2S 4N8

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