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Jeff Birch, a Maple Ridge resident brought is spinning wheel to the Langley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild show and sale. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Jeff Birch, a Maple Ridge resident brought is spinning wheel to the Langley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild show and sale. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
September 16, 2022 -  Artist Joe Coffey with one of his paintings at the Madrona Gallery.. Don Denton photo

Animal kingdom

The realistically surreal creatures of Joe Coffey

  • Oct 21, 2022
September 16, 2022 -  Artist Joe Coffey with one of his paintings at the Madrona Gallery.. Don Denton photo
Eric Hotz is a part-time teacher at Langley Arts Council. He will make his debut at the West Fine Art Show, taking place Sept. 16-18 in South Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Casual encounter opens up professional opportunities for a Langley artist

A ‘detailed painter and a humble person,’ Eric Hotz to debut at the highly popular art show

Eric Hotz is a part-time teacher at Langley Arts Council. He will make his debut at the West Fine Art Show, taking place Sept. 16-18 in South Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Indigenous singers marked the opening of the Langley Foundry on Eastleigh Crescent on Tuesday, July 19. (Langley Advance Times files)

LMHF calling young artists to help them thank the donors

Generous donations helped the foundation build a health and wellness centre for youth

Indigenous singers marked the opening of the Langley Foundry on Eastleigh Crescent on Tuesday, July 19. (Langley Advance Times files)
‘The biggest ever’ 2022 Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival kicked off with annual Mardi Gras Strolling Parade through the village. The two-day event featured 60 concerts, more than 300 performers, and dozens of family friendly activities, including a new Indigenous component. (Langley Advance Times files)

Money to help Fort Langley jazz fest expand its Indigenous initiatives

Annual jazz and arts festival receives $5,000 grant from Metro Vancouver

‘The biggest ever’ 2022 Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival kicked off with annual Mardi Gras Strolling Parade through the village. The two-day event featured 60 concerts, more than 300 performers, and dozens of family friendly activities, including a new Indigenous component. (Langley Advance Times files)
Meghan Bonnell, uses mosses, rocks, and all kinds of flora to make her creative art pieces. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Wait is finally over as Langley’s Arts Alive makes a comeback

Some vendors had registered two years in advance for the popular visual and performing arts fest

Meghan Bonnell, uses mosses, rocks, and all kinds of flora to make her creative art pieces. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP

From Mendes to New Kids, concert cancellations prove a costly gamble for fans

Fans sometimes stuck with hefty travel, hotel expenses

Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP
Susan Falk is honoured her large-scale painting was transformed into the promotional banners for this year’s Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival coming up July 21 to 24. (Special to Aldergrove Star)

Art reworked into street banners for jazz fest

Painter Susan Falk’s 2021 festival image is now flapping in the wind from Fort Langley street poles

  • Jul 14, 2022
Susan Falk is honoured her large-scale painting was transformed into the promotional banners for this year’s Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival coming up July 21 to 24. (Special to Aldergrove Star)
A performer from Circus Lab demonstrated some daring maneuvers at the drive-up version of Aldergrove Fair 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)

110-year-old Aldergrove Fair Days returns to the community

This year’s theme to connect past and future means a real mix of entertainers

A performer from Circus Lab demonstrated some daring maneuvers at the drive-up version of Aldergrove Fair 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)
Oil portraitist Zann Hemphill with her painting of a dog named Dexter. (Zann Hemphill/Paws by Zann photo).

VIDEO: Vancouver Island painter makes classic oil paintings to celebrate pets

Artist Zann Hemphill offers tips to take the best possible photo of your animal friend

Oil portraitist Zann Hemphill with her painting of a dog named Dexter. (Zann Hemphill/Paws by Zann photo).
Langley artist Susan Falk is presenting her still-life and figurative paintings at the Kube Gallery until June 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Well-known Langley artist raising money for Critter Care

Susan Falk is showcasing her still-life and figurative paintings at a local gallery until June 24

Langley artist Susan Falk is presenting her still-life and figurative paintings at the Kube Gallery until June 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Painter Christopher Pratt is shown in a family handout photo. Pratt, long considered one of Canada’s greatest painters, has died at 86. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pratt Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Christopher Pratt, prominent Canadian painter and printmaker, dies at 86

Pratt is the designer of Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial flag

Painter Christopher Pratt is shown in a family handout photo. Pratt, long considered one of Canada’s greatest painters, has died at 86. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pratt Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.

B.C. children’s book author takes submitted drawings from kids and turns them into characters

Kwaku Amoateng is quite the creative father. In 2021, the Comox military…

Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.
Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ronnie Hawkins, cross-border rockabilly legend and endearing showman, dies at 87

“He went peacefully and he looked as handsome as ever,” Hawkins’ wife said

Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Betty Spackman’s work has been featured in international exhibitions, but this is her first time presenting at Swallowfield Farm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Panel discussions and concerts are part of the month-long exhibition

A Langley multi-media installation artist is collaborating with a local farm to…

Betty Spackman’s work has been featured in international exhibitions, but this is her first time presenting at Swallowfield Farm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Organizer and artist Brian Croft at the 2019 West Fine Art Show fall exhibition and fundraiser for the Langley Hospice Society at the Glass House Estate Winery. (Langley Advance Times files)

Artist who discovered his Indigenous heritage at 60 among talent at Langley exhibition

13th West Fine Arts Show will also raise money for Langley Schoold District Foundation

Organizer and artist Brian Croft at the 2019 West Fine Art Show fall exhibition and fundraiser for the Langley Hospice Society at the Glass House Estate Winery. (Langley Advance Times files)
A series of murals by artist Judy Pohl have helped transform the City Park clubhouse, as seen in these before and after pictures. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Baseball-themed murals add colour to Langley’s City Park

Concrete block walls of clubhouse transformed with paint

A series of murals by artist Judy Pohl have helped transform the City Park clubhouse, as seen in these before and after pictures. (Special to Langley Advance Times)