Susan Falk works on a painting for the online auction.

UPDATED: Artists come together for Langley pride crosswalk with online auction

A group of 10 artists supporting the idea of a Rainbow Crosswalk in Fort Langley by fund raising with an online art auction.

A group of 10 artists supporting the idea of a Rainbow Crosswalk in Fort Langley are fundraising with an online art auction.

The group has accepted the $12,000 necessary for the proposed crosswalk as a challenge, and are selling their artwork to make it happen.

Through a Facebook group, called Langley Rainbow Celebration Art Auction, each artist has posted works from paintings to sculptures for residents to bid on.

“[It’s] a wonderful opportunity for the public to buy an original piece of art and support a symbol of inclusion and diversity,” local artist Susan J. Falk said. “Funds are being raised by the artists so the crosswalk does not cost the Township money.”

Bidding on art pieces end Friday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. Participating artists and community members will be celebrating the last few hours of open bidding with a wine and cheese celebration at the Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Rd., from 7 to 10 p.m.

Online Artists participating include Elaine Brewer White, Judy Nygren, Margo Harrison, Don Portelance, Beverly lawrance ,Pat Barker, Suzanne Northcott, Nikol Haskova, Ela Cholewa, and Falk.

Also this week

It’s a busy time at the Fort Gallery, with another gathering being held the night prior to the fundraiser.

This one is the monthly First Thursday event.

On the first Thursday of each month, the gallery invites a variety of visual artists, writers, poets, and musicians from the community to share their gifts and creations.

This time out, the night features electric violinist Dan Huget.

Playing an electric violin that looks straight out of Star Trek, Huget said he continues to push the boundaries of the violin.

His new name, neo V I O, “clearly sets the agenda by transcending the past and setting out for unexplored musical realms,” he said.

Also featured at this month’s First Thursday event are gallery artists Don Portelance and Zuzana Vasko, who will talk about their work in the current gallery exhibit, Precarious Spaces.

And next week, the subsequent exhibition will be installed.

It will feature Langley artists Nikol Haskova and Amy J. Dyck, who paired up for the first time to bring a show called Echo.

Nikol is an established artist, having been represented by galleries across Canada and for more than a decade, and known for her sensitive and creative portrayal of crows, trees, and figures through the use of mixed media.

Dyck, enjoying her first joint exhibition, has already won several awards for her work within the Federation of Canadian Artists and elsewhere, and is known for her sensitive and skillful representation and arrangement of the human figure in her paintings.

Their show runs from Oct. 12 to 31, with an open house set for Friday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Fort Gallery is open Wednesdays through Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, people can visit fortgallery.ca.

 

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