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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Into Nature


Nature & outdoors Printmaking Tour Visual arts Fibre & textile arts
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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Abbotsford and Mission, BC



Offered in English.


Nature is everywhere. Instead of working against nature, print maker Emilie Kvist aims to engage with nature––to learn from it, grow from it, and create from it. Through partnerships with the City of Abbotsford and the City of Mission, Emilie guides community-engaged, artistic hikes through Downes Bowl Trail in Abbotsford and at Centennial Park in Mission. In these outdoor printmaking workshops, Emilie teaches participants, from ages 6 and up, about hiking practices, plant identification, and processes of eco-printing. These ventures through local trails offer community members the chance to create take home eco-prints and the opportunity to contribute to panels for a collective eco-printing artwork inspired by Emilie’s ongoing research of alternative print processes and exploration of local plant material. Through incredible community support and the help of many local volunteers, Emilie’s artwork comes together as a temporary installation erected on the once lost labyrinth in Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford.



Emilie Kvist - BC Culture Days Ambassador

Emilie is an artist based out of the Mission and Abbotsford region. In 2021, she completed a BFA at the University of the Fraser Valley. As a print marker, she is interested in how the process of print media can be expanded to include sculpture and installation in the context of the contemporary art world. This summer she is partnering with the City of Abbotsford, and the City of Mission to offer printmaking hiking workshops on trails in each city, as part of her ongoing project "Into Nature" supported through the 2022 BC Culture Days Ambassador program!

This event is part of a hub:

Earth Endeavours Ambassador Series

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