After a run in Fort Langley and Township 7 Vineyard

Fort Gallery opens 22-artist exhibit

The works of 22 artists are now hanging in the Fort Gallery, in the newest exhibition entitled Metaphoric Monarch.

The show opened Wednesday, July 20, and will carry through until Aug. 5, with a special open house event (being held in conjunction with the gallery’s monthly First Thursday events) on Aug. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m.

This is a juried exhibit, where three jurors reviewed 62 pieces exploring this year’s theme, and picked 22. They range from two- and three-dimensional and installation works, to paintings, prints, pastels, drawings, punch paper from books, photos, and fibre art.

“For this year’s juried exhibit, we focus on the monarch butterfly as a locus for global metaphors:  metamorphosis, migration, endangerment, etc.,” explained gallery manager Margaret Campbell.

“All these are notions embodied in and associated with the monarch butterfly, but which have further relevance and implications for humanity and the world we live in.”

The gallery invited submissions from artists reflecting on these or other concepts relating to, but not necessarily incorporating, the monarch.

In the meantime, the deadline is set for July 31 for the annual Art Farm retreat.

The day-long workshop is held at the country home of South Langley artist Susan Falk, and is set for Aug. 7.

Info on both the show and workshop at or by visiting the gallery at 9048 Glover Rd. in Fort Langley.

Auditions on

Surrey Little Theatre is holding auditions for its fall production of The Dixie Swim Club.

The first set of auditions were held last weekend, but the process continues this Sunday, July 24, starting at 7 p.m. at the Clayton Heights area hall, 7027 184th St.

Director Mike Busswood is looking for five women, ages 40s and 50s, able to speak with a Southern accent. Info from

Bandshell bard

On the theatre front, Bard in the Valley is now showing their rendition of Taming of the Shrew in Douglas Park, July 21-24, and July 28-31. The free shows begin at 7 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.


City tunes

Also in downtown Langley, McBurney’s Summer Series continues this weekend in the McBurney Plaza. It runs Saturday, July 23, from noon to 3 p.m. and then more music is offered up on Wednesday in the plaza.

The latest in the Sounds of Summer Series features Mike McLeod on July 27,  Mike Sanyshyn on Aug. 3, then Her Brothers will perform on Friday, Aug. 5 – all concerts running 7 to 8 p.m.

Park fun

Metro Vancouver is planning a few things on Sunday, July 24. The first is a learn to fish event where people can practise fishing and learn about fish in the Fraser River.

Equipment is provided, and a free tidal fishing licence must be filled out on site.

This is designed for children ages seven to 15, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Free registration at or 604-504-4716.

And later that same day, Tall Tales of the Fraser event is being held from 7 to 8 p.m. at Derby Reach Regional Park.

Families will be invited to gather around the fire, roast marshmallows, and share Fraser River stories and songs. People can meet at Edgewater Bar, Marpole picnic shelter.


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