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People and Places

Random strangers and remote locations. These are the common threads of Bill and Alexandra Edmonds’ art.

Both of the artists, whose work will be on display at the Fort Gallery, beginning on Wednesday, June 18 have taken notable journeys — one into the unchartered territories of social chat sites, the other into physically inaccessible areas.

The resulting images vary in mood and atmosphere, illustrating the lack of human connection and the bleakness of isolation.

The public is invited to explore “People and Places,” during an opening reception at the Fort Gallery on Saturday, June 21, from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.

The show runs from Wednesday June 18 to Sunday, July 6.

Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday, at 9048 Glover Road, Fort Langley.

For more information, visit fortgallery.ca.

Call to Artists

The sixth annual Langley Art Studio Tour is in the planning stages and will take place Sept. 20-21 and 27-28.

This year, the tour will focus more on working studios. Visitors on the tour will see the artists’ working spaces and the various creative processes, as well as be able to chat with the artists.

All studios are indoors, so weather is not a factor. Demonstration times at various studios will be noted in the guide map available online and at a variety of locations about a month before the tour dates.

The tour will include a variety of new and returning artists, featuring pastels, watercolour paintings, coloured pencil drawings and of course oil and acrylic paintings to mixed media, pottery, glass works and hopefully more.

As well, artists who do not have a studio large enough to safely accommodate visitors will be able to represent themselves at studios with room to spare.

The tour is now seeking visual artists and artisans to take part.  Application forms can be found at www.langleyartstudiotour.ca.

The deadline for applications is June 22.

Write Stuff

The Fort Langley Festival of the Book on July 1, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Fort Langley Community Hall, will celebrate Fraser Valley writers and publishers in a free family afternoon of public readings, author interactions, book sales, and children’s activities.

A few tables are still available for writers who would like to participate.  To register go to www. vivalogue.com or www.fentonstreet.ca.

Art in the Fort

Artist opening reception at Fort Langley Studio Gallery, featuring the work of Serina Trinder, Veronica Davies, Lori McPhee, Susan Galick, Jim Brompton and Wendy Johnson, is Saturday, June 21, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the  corner of Glover Road and 96 Avenue.

Live music, door prizes, 50/50 draw.  Tickets $10 at the door.

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