Arts

Langley Arts Council held a B.C. wide portrait and live painting competition in February. An artist applies finishing touches to a portrait of musician Darryl Klassen at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Centre. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Arts Council gets $40,000 from Victoria

Provincial funding is part of an ‘arts infrastructure’ program

  • May 10, 2022

 

The exhibition will consist of paintings drawn from an ongoing series that interrogates the symbolic and associative power of colour through Victorian Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s The Wordless Book. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Paintings explore controversial issues in Fort Langley show

Edmonton-based Allen Ball covers colonization, racism, and more in latest exhibit

 

Kensington Prairie Farm in Aldergrove is hosting its open shearing event today (Friday) and Saturday, as well they’ve added in an artisan market and live music. This is typically an annual spring event. (Kensington Prairie Farm/Special to Langley Advance Times)

STARTING TODAY: Pounds just come flying off in the barnyard

Kensington Prairie Farm hosts its spring shearing, plus adds an artisan market to event

Kensington Prairie Farm in Aldergrove is hosting its open shearing event today (Friday) and Saturday, as well they’ve added in an artisan market and live music. This is typically an annual spring event. (Kensington Prairie Farm/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Artist Leo Recilla (foreground) worked on a portrait of Langley Township CCouncillor Bob Long at the Langley Arts Council-hosted B.C. wide portrait and live painting competition held at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Centre on Sunday, Feb. 27. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A black and white portrait of Langley councillor wins B.C. portrait artist of the year award

Winner of Langley Arts Council contest praised ‘phenomenal’ subject

Artist Leo Recilla (foreground) worked on a portrait of Langley Township CCouncillor Bob Long at the Langley Arts Council-hosted B.C. wide portrait and live painting competition held at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Centre on Sunday, Feb. 27. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Applications open for everyone in B.C, only top nine will be selected for the in-person competition. Work of the participants might be showcased in the exhibition, which will open on the competition day, Feb. 22.

Langley Art Council hosts novel live portrait painting competition

Top nine artists from anywhere in B.C. will paint in front of public with a set time limit

Applications open for everyone in B.C, only top nine will be selected for the in-person competition. Work of the participants might be showcased in the exhibition, which will open on the competition day, Feb. 22.
William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)

UBC Library gifted Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio

The first folio, published in 1623, features 36 of 38 known Shakespeare plays

William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)
Trinity Western University is reducing its arts programs. A local letter writer laments the loss but encourages the community support the various area groups doing live performance, including Theatre in the Country. (TIC/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Loss of TWU programming spotlights importance of arts, Langley man says

The community is home to several groups offering live theatre

  • Aug 21, 2021
Trinity Western University is reducing its arts programs. A local letter writer laments the loss but encourages the community support the various area groups doing live performance, including Theatre in the Country. (TIC/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Shirley Sawatsky has entered the Upcycle Challenge various times over the years and this year won second place for her piece. (Sawatsky photo)

LETTER: Langley upcycler hopes unique competition continues in the future

The Art of Upcycling challenged entrants to use throwaway items in new ways

  • Jul 21, 2021
Langley’s Shirley Sawatsky has entered the Upcycle Challenge various times over the years and this year won second place for her piece. (Sawatsky photo)
Laura Rosengren is one of three artists preparing a motherhood-based exhibition at the Fort Gallery later this month. This painting is entitled “Director.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Trio of artists prepare to tackle motherhood in upcoming exhibit

Next exhibit for Fort Gallery, in the village of Fort Langley, is called Comforter

  • Apr 4, 2021
Laura Rosengren is one of three artists preparing a motherhood-based exhibition at the Fort Gallery later this month. This painting is entitled “Director.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Stock photo by Alex Chambers on Unsplash

Langley Arts Council hosting ‘make your own jewellery’ class

Participants will use a saw frame to pierce out their own pendant design on Thursday, Jan. 28

Stock photo by Alex Chambers on Unsplash
Barbara Zeigler’s upcoming exhibition, Journey’s Junction, at Fort Gallery is an installation of large photographic prints that tackle the plight of the Fraser River sockeye salmon and the river itself. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

New art exhibit: Fraser River as seen by the salmon

In Fort Langley gallery show, UBC prof uses photos to offer unique insight into life of sockeye

Barbara Zeigler’s upcoming exhibition, Journey’s Junction, at Fort Gallery is an installation of large photographic prints that tackle the plight of the Fraser River sockeye salmon and the river itself. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts turns digital for fifth anniversary

The festival celebrates South Asian artists and performers

This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)
Langley’s Circus Lab is seeking financial support to get through the COVID-19 pandemic (courtesy Circus Lab).

VIDEO: A call for help from Langley’s Circus Lab

School seeks financial support to make it through pandemic

Langley’s Circus Lab is seeking financial support to get through the COVID-19 pandemic (courtesy Circus Lab).
LETTER: Langley has enough recreation facilities but needs arts centre

LETTER: Langley has enough recreation facilities but needs arts centre

Lots of tax dollars are spent on sports venues, why not cultural spaces?

  • Sep 16, 2018
LETTER: Langley has enough recreation facilities but needs arts centre
The Langley Community Music School is the venue for many arts performances throughout the year, thanks to having the Rose Gellert Concert Hall. Former student and current vice principal Carolyn Granholm (seated) will take over as principal from Susan Magnusson as the school enters its second half century. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Langley’s community music school approaching 50th anniversary

A new principal takes over as the Langley Community Music School reaches a milestone.

The Langley Community Music School is the venue for many arts performances throughout the year, thanks to having the Rose Gellert Concert Hall. Former student and current vice principal Carolyn Granholm (seated) will take over as principal from Susan Magnusson as the school enters its second half century. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Langley high school spotlights student art at evening showcase

Langley high school spotlights student art at evening showcase

R.E. Mountain Secondary hosts Arts Incorporated every second year. This year’s event is Feb. 8.

Langley high school spotlights student art at evening showcase