Arts in brief: Langley artist exhibits in Japan

Captured on canvases as tall or taller than the grizzly bears they portray, South Langley painter Susan Falk depicts the relationship between the sockeye salmon and the bears in her latest exhibition being unveiled on Friday in Japan.

The exhibition, called RED – Circle of Life celebrates what she calls the ritual of nature, speaking to the lifecycle of the salmon, and the bears that lumber through rushing water to gorge on the exhausted fish as they return home to deposit their eggs.

When approached to create a new body of work for the Kyoto City exhibition, Falk contemplated the wonder and magic of nature and how she could best represent B.C.’s wilderness to a Japanese audience.

She remembered the Adams River, a tributary of the mighty Fraser River in the Interior and host to one of the largest salmon runs.

Collecting her source material, she returned to her Langley farm and studio to create this symbolic opus which seeks to promote awareness, and support for preservation of the environment and wildlife.

She will be unveiling 10 acrylic paintings at an event called Art Forum JARFO, which opens May 8, and runs through until May 17.

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Gallery profiles music

On the first Thursday of each month the Fort Gallery is continuing to host a variety of visual artists, writers, poets, and musicians from the local community who will share their “gifts and creations,” said the gallery’s office manager Emma Pavey.

“These free events form part of the Fort Gallery’s ongoing mission to encourage and support local contemporary artists and to engage the public in art that pushes boundaries,” she said.

This month’s event is happening tonight, Thursday, May 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature musicians and singers Colin Sheene and Matt Baker.

The evening will also feature artist talks by Edith Krause and Jo-Ann Sheen, whose show Esse Est Percipi is currently exhibited at the Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Rd. in Fort Langley.

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