The fourth annual West Fine Art Show has special meaning for Murray Phillips, who organizes the event with fellow artist Brian Croft.
This year the show is dedicated to Phillips’ longtime wife, Betty, who died of cancer in June.
During her final days, Langley Hospice became a second home for the couple, their family and friends.
It was Betty’s wish to “live my dying well,” she told her husband of nearly 46 years, and she did.
“Near the end, I told Betty I would like to do a fundraiser for hospice, (and) she wholeheartedly agreed,” said Murray, who lives in the Murrayville area of Langley. “They have been so kind and gracious to us, we need to help so others can experience this kind of care and support.”
Accordingly, part proceeds from art sales at this weekend’s event in Surrey will be given to Langley Hospice Society.
The works of 16 artists will be featured at the show, held Friday to Sunday (Sept. 6 to 8) at Senator Gerry St. Germain’s Indian Springs Land and Cattle Ranch, 19339 8th Ave., Surrey. Admission is free; special guests will include Red Robinson and Shell Busey.
In addition to Phillips and Croft, the show will feature works by artists Gaye Adams, Craig Benson, June Bloye, Carmel Clare, Brian Coombes, Lalita Hamill, Mark Hobson, Tammy Hunter, Doug Levitt, Esther Sample, Nathan Scott and Joe Smith.
Music will be performed by guitarist John Gilliat and the trio Exit 58.
The show runs Friday from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more details about West Fine Art Show, visit www.westart.ca.
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