Artist and writer featured at Fort Gallery’s First Thursday of 2016

The Fort Gallery’s First Thursday of 2016 is featuring gallery artist Claire Moore and writer Louise Bergen Price

The Fort Gallery’s First Thursday of 2016 is featuring gallery artist Claire Moore and writer Louise Bergen Price.

Join the duo on Jan. 7 from 7-9 p.m. for art and conversation.

Claire Moore, whose work was featured in the gallery’s last group exhibit Small Wonders, is an accomplished visual artist and art educator who has been involved with many community-based art projects.

She will be talking about a recent project in her home community of Surrey, focusing on the role of the arts in community building.

Louise Bergen Price was born in a refugee camp in Austria shortly after the Second World War.

Her stories recall the experiences of her grandparents’ and parents’ generation as Mennonite refugees from Stalin’s Ukraine.

She will be sharing one of her short stories, a timely call for compassion toward current refugees.

Bergen Price lives in Abbotsford and is an editor of Roots and Branches, periodical of the Mennonite Historical Society of BC and has published in Half in the Sun: Anthology of Mennonite Writing.

The Fort Gallery is located at 9048 Glover Rd. Regular hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.