The inside of Langley Centennial Museum is decorated with local art throughout October and into early November.
The Fort Langley Artists Group (FLAG) celebrates its 20th anniversary with Passages and Reflections: A Unifying Retrospective of FLAG, 1993-2013 at the museum at 9135 King Street.
The exhibit runs Sept. 19 to Nov. 3. The show features 2D and 3D works from 23 artists, including 19 current members and four founding members, including
Margo Harrison, who is both a founding and current member.
Artists demonstrations are being held on Saturdays up to Nov. 2. Evolving from the group "Artists At Work" in 1993, FLAG has worked to promote Fort Langley as a centre for the arts and to raise awareness of works produced by local artists.
Over the past 20 years, FLAG has held close to 60 shows at their gallery in Fort Langley's CN Station. Almost all of these shows have challenged FLAG members to produce work based on a theme.
This past Saturday, Oct. 5, Harrison put her sculpting skills on display, starting with a lump of earthenware clay and handbuilding a cat sculpture Also this past Saturday, Beverly Lawrence created animals in clay using sculpting and slabs.
Upcoming demos include: Saturday, Oct. 12: Vivian Harder and Robin Bandenieks. Both artists use oil paints, but paint in two distinctly different styles using different methods of getting the paint onto the canvas.
Saturday, Oct. 19: Mary-Ann Snell, watercolour, and Alison Philpott who does detailed coloured pencil drawing of stones using layering and blending.
Saturday, Oct. 26: Kathleen Gaitt, mixed media on paper, and Marguerite Whelton, watercolours.
Saturday, Nov. 2: Candice Perry Moen will be conducting a dry point printmaking workshop using non-toxic inks and Plexiglass and a small printing press. Donna Leavens will show how useful pen and watercolor are for creating plein air works. Louise Swan will add "realism to your paintings" using either oils or acrylics.
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