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Paint the Train exhibition rolls into New Westminster gallery

How have railways shaped our region? Catch this new exhibition at the Gallery at Queen's Park.

An artistic journey into the history of trains is rolling into the Gallery at Queen’s Park this week.

The Arts Council of New Westminster, in partnership with the Arts Council of Surrey, the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society and the Langley Arts Council, is presenting the juried exhibition Paint the Train, running Jan. 6 to 29.

The travelling exhibition features work by artists who were invited to submit entries that represented their artistic view of the impact of railways in the region — including electric, steam and diesel — since 1886.

Artists entered work in a a variety of mediums, and winners were selected in four categories: drawing and painting; mixed media; photography and digital art; and junior. 

Entries were judged by Scarlet Black, a professional photographer; Marc Pelech, Arts Council of Surrey director and retired visual art teacher; and Brian Croft, a recognized Langley visual artist.

Winning pieces from an exhibition at the Newton Cultural Centre in November then travelled on to the Township of Langley Civic Centre from Dec. 9 to Jan. 4 and are now set to round out their journey at the Gallery at Queen’s Park from Friday, Jan. 6 to Sunday, Jan. 29.

The exhibition is open to all, and admission is free. Donations to the ongoing operations of the gallery are encouraged.

The Gallery at Queen’s Park is in Centennial Lodge. It’s open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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