Museum Tours Spotlight Artists and Studios

By on September 21, 2015

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Museum Tours Spotlight Artists and Studios
September 21, 2015

The annual Langley Studio Art Tour is on hiatus this year, but the Langley Centennial Museum is bridging the gap with a Fort Langley Art Studio Walking Tour and Art Studio Bus Tour this weekend.

The events are being held in conjunction with Culture Days in Canada.

A Bus Tour to the studios of four artists will be held Saturday, September 26, from 10am to 4:30pm.  The trip will stop in at the studios of glass blower Robert Gary Parkes and potter Laurel Vlieg in the morning, then lunch will be provided at Porters Bistro Coffee and Tea Shop in Murrayville. In the afternoon, the bus will take participants to the studios of painters Robin Bandenieks and Susan Falk. Cost for the bus tour and lunch is $30.

Those who don’t catch the bus that morning can instead take part in a guided tour of the Museum’s current fibre art exhibition “Canadiana.” Judy Villett, a professional quilt artist, instructor, and member of the Fibre Art Network, will talk about the exhibit and the techniques used by the exhibiting artists. The program runs Saturday, September 26, from 10am to 11:30 am. The cost $7.50.

Art enthusiasts will have another opportunity to interact with local artists and take in the sights in historic Fort Langley when the Langley Centennial Museum Art Studio Walking tour gets underway Sunday, September 27, at 10am.

Starting from the Museum at 9135 King Street, the walking tour begins with a view of the current “Canadiana” exhibition, followed by a stroll to the studios of painter Susan Galick and sculptor Elaine Brewer-White. Lunch and a chance to view paintings and sculptures by Kwantlen First Nation artists will be held at Lelem Arts and Cultural Café. The walking tour will then continue with a visit to Pat Barker’s The Pencil Studio to see 2D artworks, to Judy Nygren’s studio to view drawings and paintings, then finally to the Fort Gallery on Glover Road. The current exhibition on display is “Two Directions,” featuring the work of Don Portelance and Richard Bond.

Cost for the Art Studio Walking tour is $20, including lunch.

Pre-registration is required.  To register online go to and enter barcode 478372 for the Art Studio Bus Tour; barcode 477771 for the Fibre Art Network tour; or barcode 481333 for the Art Studio Walking Tour.  For further information, call the Langley Centennial Museum at 604.532.3562. Visit

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