A group of ladies from Aldergrove take advantage of a sunny day and ride the trails of Aldergrove Lake Park. The group said the park’s trails make for safe and enjoyable riding.

‘Horsing around Langley’ public art

As a $20,000 beneficiary of the Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games the Langley Arts Council is delighted to announce a unique art project that will serve as a legacy to the success of the event for years to come.

As a $20,000 beneficiary of the Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games the Langley Arts Council is delighted to announce a unique art project that will serve as a legacy to the success of the event for years to come.

“Horsing Around Langley” is a public art project designed to foster community collaboration. It will bring together the agricultural, art and cultural communities, as well as the corporate community and the public at large in a year-long venture.

The project will be phased as follows:

• Corporate and private sponsors will be invited to cover the cost of providing several models of life-size horse and colt statues.

• A call-out for artists throughout the larger community to submit design proposals and sample art work for painting of these horse and colt statues.

• Langley Schools, youth groups and seniors groups will be invited to submit design proposals to paint the colts.

• A selection group made up of professional artists, equestrians and corporate sponsors will jury the selection of artists and art groups design plans to paint the available horse and colt statues.

• The selected artists and art groups will have four months to complete each of the art projects and will be paid a stipend for this commissioning.

• Upon completion the life-size horse and colt painted statues will be displayed for public exhibition.

• After the exhibition, the horse statues will be sold, auctioned off or gifted for display throughout the community and one statue will be gifted to the Township of Langley for public installation.

The aim of this exciting project is to use art to enhance the community’s agricultural heritage and to acknowledge Langley as the Horse Capital of BC which is home to over 6,000 horses.

Proceeds from the sponsorships, sale and auctioning of the horse and colt statues are expected to be significant and will be used by the Langley Arts Council to support future art and cultural activities, including grants and sponsorships to other art and cultural non-profit groups in Langley.

The Langley Arts Council will collaborate with the Langley Horse Federation for this community project and Carla Robin has been appointed as project coordinator.

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