Lyn Verra-Lay

Finding thrifty ways to be creative

North Delta artist gives free talk at the Surrey Art Gallery Sept. 4.

North Delta-based artist Lyn Verra-Lay values all connections in life – from performing arts to visual arts to the natural environment.

Her many years of theatre and performance have influenced and contributed to her mosaic of visual art projects. She views performance and visual art as the coming together of the many into the one – notes into song, words into scripts, bits of fabric into costumes, colours into a painting.

On Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Thursday Artist Talk speaker series at the Surrey Art Gallery, Verra-Lay will be showing and demonstrating some of her projects that are influenced by her passion for up cycling and thrifting.

From combining clothing from consignment stores to make one-of-a-kind outfits, to embellishing and altering thrifted items to give them a new purpose, she thrives in using as much as she can from existing materials.

Admission is free.

Verra-Lay has facilitated art activities in various situations including day cares, as a Brownie Leader, and in a home for people with mental health challenges. She currently works at the Surrey Arts Centre where she shares her love for the arts as an instructor for children’s art courses, Family Day and City of Surrey special events.

Refreshments at the talk are provided. This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with the Surrey Art Gallery, with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.

Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) is a non-profit society that offers its members the opportunity to participate in and respond to contemporary art, and be part of a community that actively supports the Surrey Art Gallery.

The gallery is located at 13750 88 Ave. Phone 604-501-5566 or visit


Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey bus driver tests positive for COVID-19

Routes he drove have not been disclosed

Surrey mayor denies property tax deferral motion

Councillor’s notice of motion for Surrey property taxes to be deferred until Dec. 2 out of order

Team refunds OK’d for cancelled Surrey Mayor’s Cup soccer tournament

The decision follows the amalgamation of the Central City Breakers club with Surrey Football Club

COVID-19: 4 new deaths, 25 new cases but only in Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Health

A total of 1,291 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

John Horgan, Adrian Dix call 130 faith leaders as holidays approach

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

RCMP call on kids to name latest foal recruits

The baby horses names are to start with the letter ‘S’

As Canadians return home amid pandemic, border crossings dip to just 5% of usual traffic

Non-commercial land crossing dipped by 95%, air travel dropped by 96 per cent, according to the CBSA

Logan Boulet Effect: Green Shirt Day calls on Canadians to become organ donors

While social distancing, the day also honours the 16 lives lost in the 2018 Humboldt Broncos Crash

COMMENTARY: Knowing where COVID-19 cases are does not protect you

Dr. Bonnie Henry explains why B.C. withholds community names

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

B.C. secures motel, hotel rooms for COVID-19 shelter space

Community centres, rooms reserved for pandemic self-isolation

Most Read