Fort Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday each week, and the newest exhibit goes up Thursday, July 20. (Fort Gallery photo)

IN BRIEF: Gallery in Fort Langley celebrates Canada 150 with exhibit

Seventeen artists use 21 pieces of art to reflect their contemporary vision of Canadian identity.

A juried show launched at the Fort Gallery today helps celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

The exhibition, entitled “ic(o!nic Canada, runs July 20 to Aug. 6.

“National identity is formed by history and geography: cultural influences by both indigenous and settler peoples, geographical size and location, the diverse forms of landscape and the plants and animals that cohabit that landscape – all contribute to what we understand to be uniquely Canadian,” said gallery manager Margaret Campbell.

The work had to reflect a contemporary vision of Canadian identity.

There were 46 pieces submitted for consideration and exploring the theme, Campbell said. Twenty-one pieces of artwork were selected for display.

The included artists are: Susan Baranszky-Job, Shawn Becker, Bennett Brown, Ranu Chakraborty, Victoria General, Yuri Grier, Sussanne Hoiberg, Terri-Lee Horvath, Kimberley Howie, Susan Jessop, Megan Krause, Marguerite McIntosh, Les McKinnon, Meghan Spence, Jim Unger, Rosemary Wallace and Jetta Williams.

The gallery is located at 9048 Glover Rd., and open Wednesdays through Sundays, 12 to 5 p.m.

In addition to regular hours, the gallery will be hosting a reception in conjunction with their First Thursday art event coming up Aug. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m.

On the music front

Langley’s own The Cut Losses band headlined as part of the Roxy Cabaret’s Top 20 launch project last week.

It was the latest performance since sharing the stage with Paul McCartney’s son James in May.

Also on the Cut Losses calendar is a Cates Park Concert Series in North Vancouver on July 29, and a performance on the Railway Stage in Vancouver as part of Beatroute on Aug. 5.

Just Posted

Olympic auditions return to Langley

An opportunity for unknown competitors to shine and, maybe, change sports

A community with eight Toastmasters groups hosted the annual B.C. conference

Jim McGregor has worn many hats through the year, from father and… Continue reading

Langley Anti-SOGI activist slams ban on dad speaking out about transgender son’s case

A judge has told the father to stop publicly objecting to his son’s gender

Langley firefighter climbs World Trade Centre in honour of 9/11 fallen

The local man is fundraising for the Memorial Stair Climb

Easter bombings a response to New Zealand attacks, says Sri Lanka minister

The Islamic State group asserted it was responsible for the nine bombings

Man charged in fatal Salmon Arm church shooting to appear in court

Matrix Savage Gathergood charged with first degree murder, aggravated assault

RCMP looking to retrace steps of woman found dead on Kelowna beach

Caitlin Midori Bradley, a 29-year-old dancer at a Kelowna bar, was originally from Surrey

Two back-to-back earthquakes strike off Vancouver Island

The first earthquake happened at 1:27 p.m., the second at 2:44 p.m.

5 to start your day

Gas prices continue to remain high, torched SUV in Vancouver linked to shooting and more

New commemorative loonie marking ‘progress’ for LGBTQ2 people to be unveiled today

But advocates say it mistakenly suggests equality has been achieved largely as a result of government actions

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

‘Ghost restaurants’ cooked up by Joseph Richard Group to meet demand of delivered food

The new Meal Ticket Brands venture aims to ‘disrupt’ the local restaurant industry

Most Read