Group In Transit sharing support at Fort Gallery

 

Take eight people who love their creativity and put them together. 

One result would be the Open Studio and the upcoming In Transit show on display at the Fort Gallery in Fort Langley from March 26 to April 13.

The Open Studio, designed for sharing, mentorship, and support for artists, was founded by Betty Spackman in 2008.

Current member Lucy Adams explained why the group is important to her: “You can see what’s good about them [artwork fellow artists are working on] and what isn’t working. Personally I’ve learned so much from that. It’s so much better for me than learning in a class, doing what everyone else is doing.”

It’s intended as an opportunity to share and critique each other’s work, along with support and encouragement. 

Adams noted this is the second time the group has done a gallery showing. 

“We’ve been showing our work through Art in Found Spaces with the City of Langley,” she said, “but thought it would be nice to do a showing in a gallery.”

Adams is a painter joined by fellow painters Yuri Grier, June Burkholder, Vivian Cadamia, Lenka Nick, and Rachel Selinger. Photographer Myrna Pfeifer and pen artist Karen Christensen round out the group.

“We started out as a group that just wanted to support each other as artists,” Adams noted. “It’s worked wonderfully well.”

The reception for the show is March 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fort Gallery at 9048 Glover Rd. The majority of the artists will be in attendance and the public is welcome.

“We invite the public,” said Adams. “That’s what it’s all about. They will see a wide range from very abstract to very [realistic].”

When asked why the show is called In Transit, Adams replied, “We’re always changing, growing, moving on. We’re in the process of becoming. Especially artists. We are always changing, growing, and are always in transit.”

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