Leonard Cohen lyrics inspire Fort Gallery’s group exhibition

‘There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’ runs Feb. 7 to March 4

For their next group show, artists of the Fort Gallery are paying homage to the late Leonard Cohen.

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in,” running Feb. 7 to March 4, features artwork inspired by lyrics of Cohen’s 1992 hit Anthem.

“As most of us are realizing more deeply, we are living in challenging times. We see the effects of climate change, violence around the world and displacement of families and populations due to political chaos and war,” the gallery said in a press release.

“We hear of ever hardening points of view, human rights abuses and discrimination. We long to find ways to encourage our humanity, understanding and caring. We long to see through the cracks to the light we know shines for us all.

“One of the promises of art has been to reflect for us both our realities and our pathways forward. As George Bernard Shaw wrote: ‘You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.’”

The public is invited to a reception for the show, held in conjunction with the March “First Thursday” event, on Thursday, March 1 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Regular gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fort Gallery is located at 9048 Glover Rd.



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Spreading Christmas cheer around Aldergrove

Easing the pains and difficulties of hard times is ‘reason for the season’

120 turn up for Aldergrove blood clinic

More volunteer help welcomed by Canadian Blood Services

VIDEO: Hundreds compete in Langley Olympians intra club meet

An opportunity for older and younger swimmers to get a taste of competition, coach says

Candy Cane Run rolls through Murrayville in Langley

Annual food bank fundraiser by firefighters

VIDEO: Basics for Babies underway at Langley Events Centre

Canadian country stars perform at fundraiser

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

Man dies after falling from B.C. bridge

Intoxicated man climbed railing, lost his balance and fell into the water below

Hundreds attend Hells Angels funeral in Maple Ridge

Body of Chad John Wilson found last month face-down under the Golden Ears Bridge.

B.C. animation team the ‘heart’ of new ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

The animators, largely based in Vancouver, ultimately came up with a creative technique that is drawing praise

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Gas prices to climb 11 cents overnight in Lower Mainland

Hike of 17 cents in less than 48 hours due to unexpected shutdown of Washington state pipeline

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

B.C. fire chief pleads with Ottawa for traumatic stress support

Campbell River fire chief Thomas Doherty presented concerns to federal government

Most Read