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Atangard art exhibit show during Arty Awards

The Abbotsford Arts Council has announced an art exhibit by Atangard Community Project in the foyer of the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (MCA) as part of the 10th Annual Arty Awards on Saturday.  - Submitted photo
The Abbotsford Arts Council has announced an art exhibit by Atangard Community Project in the foyer of the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (MCA) as part of the 10th Annual Arty Awards on Saturday.
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An art exhibit by Atangard Community Project (ACP) will grace the foyer during this Saturday’s Abbotsford Arts Council’s Arty Awards.

Residents and friends of the ACP will curate an Abbotsford-centric art exhibit depicting many community members to be enjoyed by attendees of the Arty Awards celebration, held at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (MCA). This  painting series is initiated by current and past residents and friends of the ACP and focuses on the universal vulnerability of identity.

The Atangard Community Project Society is an intentional community residence occupying the former Fraser Valley Inn in downtown Abbotsford. Formed in 2009, the project is host to a rotating cast of artists, students, visionaries, and young professionals.

“Having Atangard’s work at the Arty Awards will add so much to the experience of those attending the event as well as bring awareness to the talents of these young artists,” said Gail Gromaski, arts council executive director. “The unused hanging system in the foyer and hallways of the MCA creates an ideal opportunity for this art show and hopefully many more to come.”

The Arty Awards program is an arts council initiative to honour individuals who have achieved excellence in their art as well as arts advocates who have contributed to the local arts scene. In addition to the show and the awards, the evening’s festivities will include a canapés reception catered by Restaurant 62, live entertainment and a silent auction. MCA is located at 32315 South Fraser Way.

Tickets are available at artyawards2014.eventbrite.ca or at the Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware St.). For more information visit abbotsfordartscouncil.org or #ArtyAwards2014. The reception and silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m., while the awards and entertainment begin at 7:30 p.m.

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