Art

Woodworker Wally Martin used lumber from the former Alder Inn to craft a mural that honours the buildings history. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/The Star)

Woodworker honours Alder Inn with mural made from reclaimed lumber

Wally Martin and Jackie Knauer unveiled artwork that pays tribute to hotel’s heyday

Woodworker Wally Martin used lumber from the former Alder Inn to craft a mural that honours the buildings history. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/The Star)
A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ – artist includes phrase on mural without approval

Abbotsford Downtown Business Association allows unapproved mural to take shape downtown

A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

‘Make Abbotsford great again’: Downtown mural used unapproved content

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ slogan included on Bob Bos mural was not approved by ADBA

A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Sculptor Russell Papp stands in his backyard in the doorway to his artist studio. Don Denton photograph

Master of the creative

Sculptor and designer Russell Papp

  • Jul 19, 2021
Sculptor Russell Papp stands in his backyard in the doorway to his artist studio. Don Denton photograph
The enigmatic smile of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa

Timeless wonder: Leonardo da Vinci’s genius comes to life after 500 years

The Da Vinci Experience comes to Tsawassen Mills

  • Jul 12, 2021
The enigmatic smile of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
Kerington Franklin, a 12-year-old student at Betty Gilbert Middle School, made a three-headed dragon out of pipe-cleaners. (Special to The Star)

12-year-old Aldergrove artist crafts three-headed dragon out of pipe-cleaners

Kerington Franklin is inspired by terrifying creatures and can spend a whole month on one project

Kerington Franklin, a 12-year-old student at Betty Gilbert Middle School, made a three-headed dragon out of pipe-cleaners. (Special to The Star)
Khim Hipol’s digital photo taken in 2019 – pre-COVID – is one of the images on exhibit at Fort Gallery. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Art show turns spotlight on changes at home

Fort Gallery launches its annual juried show July 8 with 20 artists participating

Khim Hipol’s digital photo taken in 2019 – pre-COVID – is one of the images on exhibit at Fort Gallery. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Painting of a Chickadee is part of Fort Langley Artist Group’s online artist choice exhibition. (Special to The Star)

Fort Langley Artist Group picks their favourites

Artist’s choice gallery is online now until July 31 with works up for sale

Painting of a Chickadee is part of Fort Langley Artist Group’s online artist choice exhibition. (Special to The Star)
Lily Garden, a Melissa Clark painting. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley artists hosts outdoor show and sale

Melissa Clark’s front garden will be transformed into an art exhibit this weekend

Lily Garden, a Melissa Clark painting. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Emily Carr’s 1939 forest scene, “Tossed by the Wind,” is shown in this handout image. A mature-period canvas by Emily Carr fetched more than $3 million at a Toronto auction, making it one of the most valuable works by the artist to come to market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffel Fine Art Auction House-Ward Bastian *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Emily Carr canvas fetches $3 million at auction, some major works go unsold

‘Tossed by the Wind’ hammered down for $3.1 million — roughly twice its pre-sale estimate

Emily Carr’s 1939 forest scene, “Tossed by the Wind,” is shown in this handout image. A mature-period canvas by Emily Carr fetched more than $3 million at a Toronto auction, making it one of the most valuable works by the artist to come to market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffel Fine Art Auction House-Ward Bastian *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Seth Rogen’s vibrant orange sculpture was sold for $7,000 above Vancouver Art Gallery’s initial estimation at auction Tuesday. June 15. (Heffel Fine Arts)

Vase made by Seth Rogen sells for $12,000 at Vancouver auction

The B.C.-born comedian has a new pot habit and it’s paying off

Seth Rogen’s vibrant orange sculpture was sold for $7,000 above Vancouver Art Gallery’s initial estimation at auction Tuesday. June 15. (Heffel Fine Arts)
Disappearing circles will not deter Downtown Langley Business Association from its quest to grow its gallery of murals. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Mural be gone: One disappears, four more going up soon

Downtown Langley vows to give Chemanius a run for its money when it comes to outdoor art

Disappearing circles will not deter Downtown Langley Business Association from its quest to grow its gallery of murals. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Fort Gallery presents Langley artist Sora Park and her show called To Glide, To Say Bye until July 4. (Special to Langley Advance Times
Fort Gallery presents Langley artist Sora Park and her show called To Glide, To Say Bye until July 4. (Special to Langley Advance Times
Nanaimo-raised artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang built a life-size 1984 Ford F-150 truck out of watercolour paper as part of his Reluctant Offerings exhibition at the Nanaimo Art Gallery. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

B.C. artist makes offering of Ford F-150 sculpture to his ancestors

Brendan Lee Satish Tang presents ‘Reluctant Offerings’ at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Nanaimo-raised artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang built a life-size 1984 Ford F-150 truck out of watercolour paper as part of his Reluctant Offerings exhibition at the Nanaimo Art Gallery. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
A new mural was painted on a wall in Salt Lane May 14, 2021, by Fort Langley artist Alex Stewart. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley City brick wall sprouts flora

Alex Stewart painted his third mural in the downtown core

A new mural was painted on a wall in Salt Lane May 14, 2021, by Fort Langley artist Alex Stewart. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Steven Shearer, <em>Untitled. </em>(Dennis Ha/Courtesy of Steven Shearer)

Vancouver photographer’s billboards taken down after complaints about being ‘disturbing’

‘Context is everything’ when it comes to understanding these images, says visual art professor Catherine Heard

  • May 14, 2021
Steven Shearer, <em>Untitled. </em>(Dennis Ha/Courtesy of Steven Shearer)
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography

In Studio with Artist Elizabeth Cross

The colour of passion

  • May 11, 2021
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography
Crews prepare to move Kevin Stone’s 8,000-pound unfinished steel dragon from Stone’s Speed Shop to a new location in Yarrow on Thursday, April 29, 2021 (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack metal sculptor forced to move unfinished 8,000-pound dragon down Hwy 1

Kevin Stone will be finishing his ‘Game of Thrones’ dragon at a new workshop in Yarrow

Crews prepare to move Kevin Stone’s 8,000-pound unfinished steel dragon from Stone’s Speed Shop to a new location in Yarrow on Thursday, April 29, 2021 (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Artist Ira Hoffecker. Photograph by Lia Crowe

In Studio with Artist Ira Hoffecker

Exhibition captures painter’s incredible journey

  • Apr 27, 2021
Artist Ira Hoffecker. Photograph by Lia Crowe
Two women walk past ‘The Meeting’ sculptures in White Rock’s Miramar Plaza Wednesday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

New public art in White Rock faces criticism as the ‘two Michaels’ remain in China’s custody

‘I would encourage people to go out and enjoy it’ said Vancouver Biennale founder

Two women walk past ‘The Meeting’ sculptures in White Rock’s Miramar Plaza Wednesday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)