The slice of Glover Road that stretches through the village of Fort Langley has long been known for it’s eclectic shops and quaint galleries.
Tucked around the corner on Billy Brown Road these shops continue, however fewer people seem to make it that far.
That’s what three local artists want to change.
Neighbours Pat Barker of the Pencil Studio, Susan Galick of Susan Galick Fine Art Studio Gallery and Judy Nygren of Nygren Studio Gallery are hosting the Art in the Park event outside the Flatiron building this Saturday to remind folks that there is more to see.
“We’re just trying to get people to come around the main street of Fort Langley,” Galick said.
“It’s just such a neat community.”
This is the first collaboration between the three artists, who have become close friends since moving in to the work-live spaces at the Flatiron building three years ago.
They will be opening their studio doors to the public, holding art demonstrations in the green-space area out front and showcasing some of their latest pieces in their collections.
“We just want to have something as a Flatiron Building,” Nygren said.
“Not necessarily to put us on the map, but just to show that there are three artists among the 11 units. We think it’s great if we could share something together and do a show together.”
All three artists feature contemporary paintings with very different styles.
Barker is known for her work in acrylic and water colour pencils. A former firefighter, her most recent pieces feature acrylic with plaster and broken mirrors. She will be working on a commissioned water colour painting during the art show.
Galick has a diverse collection of oil paintings that are expressive, bold and bright. She will be displaying recent works of local landscapes, buildings and the west coast.
Nygren works mostly in oil and acrylic and has a whimsical style. She will be showing part of her new series of little girls dresses titled, When I Grow-Up, There Will Be NO Breast Cancer.
Also at the event, local jazz musician Dave Quinn of RazzMaJazz will be playing alongside the ladies as they demonstrate their art.
The Flatiron Art in the Park is on from noon to 5 p.m. at the Flatiron building, 23230 Billy Brown Road.