Langley mixed-media artist Rachelle Adamchuk will display her work at Hallowville Manor on Saturday and Sunday.

Helping students by raising a beer

Fundraiser launched in support of KPU’s brewing and program scholarship fund.

Craft breweries of B.C. are uniting in their support of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) brewery program scholarship fund. Be Right Back Brewing Company (BRB Brewery and Eatery) at 180-14200 Entertainment Blvd. in Richmond will host the first annual Casks for Kwantlen charity fundraiser on Jan. 23 from noon to 6 p.m. or until the casks run dry.

More than 10 breweries are participating in the event, including KPU brewing students. The first 100 tickets are $20, including five pours and are available at Additional pours will be available at $2 each.

Proceeds from the ticket and beer sales of the event will go to the KPU brewing program scholarship fund.

Artists at Hallowville

Mixed media artist, Langley’s own Rachelle Adamchuk, will be displaying her original mixed-media paintings, framed and unframed fine art prints, and custom printed skirts at Hallowville Manor, at 5499 Salt Lane. on Saturday and Sunday.

Adamchuk’s works are detailed and complex, making them best seen up close and personal at the exhibit on Jan. 23 and 24. She combines modern and vintage to create unique artworks.

Other local artists and businesses will be at Hallowville throughout January.

Krause unnveils

Langley artist Edith Krause will have her work on display in an exhibit at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford.

Adrift in the Same Pond is Krause’s most recent body of work. It is a collection of human-scale woodcut prints of plankton and people swimming.

The exhibit is complemented by video of aquatic life with humans and plankton.

The focus Krause has taken is a natural fit given her background of study and work in marine biology, aquatic ecology, and zoology.

The opening reception is tonight (Thursday, Jan. 21) at 7 p.m. at the Reach at 32388 Veterans Way. Krause’s work will be displayed with the collections of other artists until Apr. 10.

Talk about Wells

Author Susan Safyan comes to Langley on Tuesday, Jan. 26 for a presentation for the Langley Heritage Society where she will talk about her book, All Roads Lead to Wells, Stories of Hippie Days.

The book documents the re-establishment of Wells, B.C. that prevented it from becoming a ghost town like nearby Barkerville. The migration to Wells in the late 1960s and 1970s led the region to evolve into an arts-based community thanks to the self-described back-to-landers of decades past.

Light refreshments will be available after the presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Milner Chapel at 6716 216th St. For more information and to RSVP contact

Banner music year

Students of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) music program had an exceptionally award-filled year in 2015.Yen-Jen Lin Musician

There were local, provincial, and national accomplishments.

Student Yen-Jen Lin took first place in the Fraser Valley Symphony Student Solo Competition. Lin has been winning competitions on cello and double bass from the age of seven.

Among the other student accomplishments: KPU’s AJA Trio received a first place win at the 45th National Music Festival and student musicians achieved recognition at the Kiwanis Fraser Valley International Music Festival, the 2015 Performing Arts BC Festival, and the 61st Annual Young Musicians Competition.


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