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Women of Africa

Charlene Sepellius 

June 16-June 30 

 

VA 421 Directed Study: Painting and Drawing

Faculty: Stefan 2017 Summer Term

 

Being a UFV international student from the beautiful continent of Africa has been such a wonderful blessing because of the opportunities to create unique art. Focusing on the women of Africa, this series of paintings involves women from East, West, South, and North Africa. 

While growing up in Tanzania, I remember being fascinated by the amount of jewelry my great grandmothers wore. Until this day, the beautiful image of my great grandmothers’ traditional wear dominates my memory, especially because of the brightly coloured beads. I draw major inspiration from this and decided to create a series of portraits highlighting various African women’s traditional jewelry.

While researching, I found out that most of the countries in Africa incorporate beadwork into their jewelry. This made me very excited because I’ve always wanted to play around with the idea of adding beadwork into my paintings. I am very pleased with the ending result; I feel like these works of art speak to my culture, my memory of my great grandmothers, and the whole of Africa.

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Visiting Scholar

July 3-July 21 (TBD)


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Testing Ground. Primary Process Made Visible
 

July 24-August 25


 

UFV Associate Professor Brenda Fredrick will be working in the gallery exploring installation options and potentialities for a new body of work.

Contact: testing.ground.UFV@gmail.com for hours and/or to inquire/discover/converse/share

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Marjatta Itkonen

September 11-October 6


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Skin Tactility

Sherlock Chen & Paige Caldwell

October 16-November 3


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VA 116 Annual Exhibition

November 16-December 8

Students in the VA116 class: Space, Form, and Time, explore the overarching theme of "Multiples" within the boundaries of the gallery and adjacent hallways. Through collaborative installations, the audience will be simultaneously engaged with a physical, visual, psychological and sentient experience.


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VA 390 Independent Study

Dates to be determined


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Madeline Hildebrandt

Dates to be determined


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BFA Silent Auction

February 20-23, 2018


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Alumni Show

Dates to be determined

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Diploma Show

March 15-April 5, 2018


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BFA Grad Show

April 28-May 28, 2018

Opening Reception April 28

Every year members of the University of the Fraser Valley, and its surrounding community, come together to
support a culturally enriching experience in the Visual Arts Department: the BFA Grad Show.
Participating Artists: TBA


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