ART ON ICE: Jones and Falck join King Richard

Inside the Palissade by King Richard Brodeur

Inside the Palissade by King Richard Brodeur

King Richard Brodeur’s annual “Art on Ice” show opens on Saturday March 29, 2014 also featuring Amanda Jones and Patricia Falck.
Snow on the Trail (Fort to Fort) by Amanda Jones

Snow on the Trail (Fort to Fort) by Amanda Jones

Wind Swept by Patricia Falck

Wind Swept by Patricia Falck

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Coulter Berry making history

Support for Coulter Berry building continues to grow

Support for Coulter Berry building continues to grow

While not intended, a rally at the Fort Langley Community Hall today brought back the joyful memory of the ground breaking celebration of the Coulter Berry building in August of 2013. The on-again off-again drama of the building’s construction continues to fuel the coffee shop conversations. Another round of public hearings on the Coulter Berry Building commences at Township of Langley Council Chambers this Monday evening (March 10, 2014).
A big turn out in Fort Langley to launch  the start of construction of the Coulter Berry building

A big turn out in Fort Langley to launch the start of construction of the Coulter Berry building last summer

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Gallery helps Barbados heritage site

Brenda Alberts of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery with Black Star Liner

Brenda Alberts, on behalf of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery, makes presentation to Black Star Liner

Black Star Liner is passionate about preserving the historic Pothouse Spring community lands in St. John’s Parish in Barbados. Almost single-handedly Black has been the volunteer custodian of the site which includes a natural spring and the remains of a 17th century plantation. Pothouse, also the name of a nearby village, refers to pottery making which used to be a plantation based industry. With good clay deposits in Barbados, pots were originally made for use in the manufacture of sugar. To help Black with his gardening endeavours the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery donated an inverter, the last critical component needed for his solar energy system, to run his irrigation pump. Pothouse Spring is located a short distance from St. John’s Church built in 1645. Barbados Day is planned this year at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on Saturday August 16, 2014.
Pothouse Spring, a unique site connected to the history of Barbados

Pothouse Spring, a unique site connected to the history of Barbados

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Opening of arts & cultural cafe

Kwantlen artist, Drew Atkins and Kevin Kelly with King Richard Brodeur and Brenda Alberts

Kwantlen artist, Drew Atkins and Kevin Kelly with King Richard Brodeur and Brenda Alberts

This morning the Fort Langley community celebrated the opening of a beautiful new coffee shop on the riverfront. The LELEM’ Arts and Cultural Cafe operated by Seyem’ Qwantlen was launched with a traditional Kwantlen First Nation ceremony. The cafe, located on Billy Brown Road, overlooking the Bedford Channel, will serve local organic cuisine with a First Nations twist and JJ Bean specialty coffees. “LELEM’” means “our home” – a place to gather. Meet you at lelem’ on the Fort to Fort Trail!
The LELEM' Arts and Cultural Cafe opened Nov 30, 2013

The LELEM’ Arts & Cultural Cafe, on the Fort to Fort Trail, opened Nov 30, 2013

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HOT STUFF: An evening to remember by Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones delivers "An Evening to Remember"

Amanda Jones delivers on “An Evening to Remember”

The Birthplace of B.C. Gallery is now showing the very best of Amanda Jones. Her most recent accomplishment is worth a special visit to the Gallery. Congratulations, Amanda!

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RICHARD BRODEUR: It’s just like Christmas!

The Winning Goal by Richard Brodeur raised $4,000 at fundraiser.

The Winning Goal by Richard Brodeur raised $4,000 at fundraiser.

A painting by BC artist and Canucks’ former goalie, King Richard Brodeur scored big time at last night’s annual fundraiser for Aldergrove/Fort Langley MLA, the Hon. Rich Coleman. The evening’s theme, “It’s just like Christmas!”, recalled the B.C. Liberals’ unbelievable win this past provincial election. You, too, can make a wish… for a King Richard painting this Christmas.

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AMANDA JONES: BC art for new Deloitte offices

Birthplace of B.C. Gallery artist, Amanda Jones in new Deloitte offices in Langley

Birthplace of B.C. Gallery artist, Amanda Jones in new Deloitte offices in Langley

Rainforest Boardwalk, a painting by Amanda Jones was selected by accounting firm Deloitte for their new offices at the 200th Street Interchange (Suite 600, 8621 – 201 Street). Paintings by Perry Haddock provide additional west coast art flair to the accountants’ new digs in Langley. Both artists are with the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley. The Gallery has been serving major corporations with BC artwork for the past 17 years.

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