Fort Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday each week, and the newest exhibit goes up Thursday, July 20. (Fort Gallery photo)

IN BRIEF: Gallery in Fort Langley celebrates Canada 150 with exhibit

Seventeen artists use 21 pieces of art to reflect their contemporary vision of Canadian identity.

A juried show launched at the Fort Gallery today helps celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

The exhibition, entitled “ic(o!nic Canada, runs July 20 to Aug. 6.

“National identity is formed by history and geography: cultural influences by both indigenous and settler peoples, geographical size and location, the diverse forms of landscape and the plants and animals that cohabit that landscape – all contribute to what we understand to be uniquely Canadian,” said gallery manager Margaret Campbell.

The work had to reflect a contemporary vision of Canadian identity.

There were 46 pieces submitted for consideration and exploring the theme, Campbell said. Twenty-one pieces of artwork were selected for display.

The included artists are: Susan Baranszky-Job, Shawn Becker, Bennett Brown, Ranu Chakraborty, Victoria General, Yuri Grier, Sussanne Hoiberg, Terri-Lee Horvath, Kimberley Howie, Susan Jessop, Megan Krause, Marguerite McIntosh, Les McKinnon, Meghan Spence, Jim Unger, Rosemary Wallace and Jetta Williams.

The gallery is located at 9048 Glover Rd., and open Wednesdays through Sundays, 12 to 5 p.m.

In addition to regular hours, the gallery will be hosting a reception in conjunction with their First Thursday art event coming up Aug. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m.

On the music front

Langley’s own The Cut Losses band headlined as part of the Roxy Cabaret’s Top 20 launch project last week.

It was the latest performance since sharing the stage with Paul McCartney’s son James in May.

Also on the Cut Losses calendar is a Cates Park Concert Series in North Vancouver on July 29, and a performance on the Railway Stage in Vancouver as part of Beatroute on Aug. 5.

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