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 With good clay deposits in Barbados, pots were originally made for use in the manufacture of sugar.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
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 & Cultural Cafe, on the Fort to Fort Trail, opened Nov 30, 2013
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!
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.
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.
Brenda and Kurt Alberts present “Outstanding Volunteer” Award to Shelly Roche
Gallery Artist, Joyce Trygg teamed up with gallery owner, Brenda Alberts, to pay tribute to an outstanding community volunteer. Shelly was honoured for her dedication and remarkable work for the Langley Animal Shelter.
Jack Turpin with a panel of judges checking the progress
Painter, Jack Turpjn was in Fort Langley demonstrating at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on Cranberry Festival (Saturday October 12, 2013). Turpin was joined by fellow gallery artists, Heidi Lambert, Joyce Trygg, Susan Rind, and Mike Steward in “demos in the fall garden”.
A Private Moment, just finished by Jack Turpin