Dr. David Tones will be performing at the Fort Gallery on Thursday, Dec. 14, during the evening First Thursday event and opening artists’ reception. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Fort Langley gallery artists collaborate to celebrate winter solstice

Fort Gallery is hosting its monthly arts evening featuring live music and the latest art exhibit.

Every year artists at the Fort Gallery assemble a group show, and today marks the official opening of their latest exhibit.

This year, members of the artists cooperative have collaborated on a show called Winter Solstice, and it runs until Feb. 4, said gallery manager Margaret Campbell.

“Since ancient times, people from all cultures around the world have recognized and celebrated the astronomical event we have come to call the Winter Solitice – the shortest day of the year, marking the ‘return’ of the sun,” Campbell elaborated.

Fort Gallery is holding its opening art reception tonight (Thursday, Dec. 14), in conjunction with the gallery’s First Thursday – these are monthly events that showcases a variety of visual, written, poetic, and musical artists.

Tonight’s event, running from 7 to 9 p.m., and will feature the new art exhibit, as well as the musical styling of Kwantlen Polytechnic University teacher and award-winning percussionist Dr. Daniel Tones.

Tones is recognized for his work as a soloist and chamber musician.

He has performed with internationally recognized artists Bob Becker, Aiyun Huang, Morris Palter, and Steve Schick, and has been broadcast nationally on radio and television.

He studied with Salvador Ferreras, Russell Hartenberger, and John Rudolph, and was the first person to receive a doctorate in percussion performance from a Canadian university.

The gallery is at 9048 Glover Rd. in Fort Langley.

The Fort Gallery will be closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 7.

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