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 www.surrey.ca/artgallery

 

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