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Kenneth Knight walks past a display of photos from Langley Fundamental Elementary’s photography club students. The images are on display at Langley City Hall as part of the Langley Arts Council’s Art in Found Spaces initiative. - Natasha JONES/Langley Times
Kenneth Knight walks past a display of photos from Langley Fundamental Elementary’s photography club students. The images are on display at Langley City Hall as part of the Langley Arts Council’s Art in Found Spaces initiative.
— image credit: Natasha JONES/Langley Times

Original art in a range of materials has found its way to Langley’s two civic buildings.

An exhibit of work by 17 local artists will officially open on Nov. 4 and remain on display at Township Hall until Dec. 17 as part of the Langley Arts Council’s Art in Found Spaces initiative.

The group of artists, known collectively as Langley Open Studio, was formed in 2008 by Betty Spackman and is now co-ordinated by Claire Moore.

The group, which came together to provide a creative and nurturing environment for artists, offers technical assistance, critiques and moral support to help them continue exploring their ideas, methods and materials.

 

Among the pieces that will be on exhibit are acrylic, oil and watercolour paintings as well as photographs, giclee prints and mixed media works.

“It’s all new works and most of it is for sale,” said member Jeannie Shilton.

An opening reception for the Langley Open Studio display will be held on Nov. 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Township Hall. Enter from the second-storey parkade.

Meanwhile, a display of photographs by Grade 4 and 5 students at Langley Fundamental Elementary Schools has been wowing visitors to Langley City Hall on Douglas Crescent.

The young shutterbugs covered a wide range of subjects, from portraits to animals and still life. A number of the photos have already been snapped up by City staff, said Langley City Councillor and Langley Arts Council spokesperson Rosemary Wallace.

“They’ve got a lot of good response from the public, too,” she said.

The rest of the photos will be for sale until the exhibition closes at the end of November.

Bottom photo: Artist Lucy Adams examines one of her pieces during a Langley Open Studio critique session.

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