Rivers of Peace kicks off Friday, November 4 at 7pm with the opening reception presenting the visual art of Kat Wahamaa and Robi Smith, at Woodside Gallery. Wahamaa’s pieces focus on nature and the impacts of gravel mining on the local watershed and habitat, while Smith’s work reflects the detritus from human engagement with the Alouette River.
The Eco Arts Fair on Saturday November 5 is fun and informative. Make and take a pine needle basket with Sharon Syrette or a felted piece with Johanna Clark. Learn about this amazing watershed, enjoy the exhibition and the talents of the down and scratchy Chicken Like Birds, renowned activist Eddie Gardner and the Wild Salmon Defenders, hometown Kat & Tony joined on a few songs by the infamous Raging Grannies and the highlight performance by the Fraser Valley’s own award-winning blues all-star Gerald Charlie.
Through Rivers of Peace, ACES hopes to inspire people to contemplate the spirit of water and the importance of this precious gift. It’s a very grassroots event, with something for everyone, taking place at the confluence of the beautiful Harrison and Fraser Rivers. For more information visit ACES at www.weareaces.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-826-6803.