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Kids’ art exhibition opens

This is among the pieces that will be shown during the 4Cats Arts Studio exhibition at Kariton Gallery. - Submitted photo
This is among the pieces that will be shown during the 4Cats Arts Studio exhibition at Kariton Gallery.
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The Abbotsford Arts Council announces its first show of 2014 at the Kariton Art Gallery.

“The Best Most Fun Kids Art Show EVER!” features the artwork of students of 4Cats Arts Studio Abbotsford.

The show will present a wide range of paintings by local youth, many of which are inspired by artists the children have studied, such as Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, and more.

4Cats is a professional arts studio franchise where children ages two to 15 can grow their ability to see and think like an artist.

The studio name is inspired by the 4Cats Cafe in Barcelona, Spain, where Pablo Picasso went with artist, poet and philosopher friends to discuss art and life and make and show his art.

At 4Cats, kids take inspiration from the great masters of art and create their own using professional art materials.

“The Best Most Fun Kids Art Show EVER!” will run from Jan. 10 to Feb. 4 at the Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware St.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30  p.m.

The artists will be present at an opening reception on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Non-perishable food items for the Abbotsford Food Bank will be accepted at the Kariton Art Gallery throughout the exhibition.

For more information, contact the Abbotsford Arts Council at 604-852-9358, abbotsfordartscouncil@gmail.com, or visit abbotsfordartscouncil.org.

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