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How do you picture Surrey?

Artist talk with photographer Tony Westman on June 4 at the Surrey Art Gallery.

What do you see when you picture the city of Surrey? Do you notice its new construction projects, or do you see traces of homes and farms that once were?

This Thursday (June 4) at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Thursday Artist Talk series at the Surrey Art Gallery, you’re invited to help imagine the future of Surrey by looking at images of its past and present taken by local photographer Tony Westman now on exhibit at the Surrey Art Gallery.

The exhibit, titled Becoming Surrey, is not just a collection of photographs, but an investigation into a complex city that has rapidly transformed from a rural and suburban landscape into a major urban centre.

“Becoming Surrey is a bit like a scavenger hunt looking for evidence of the recent past and near future,” says Westman.

Using a slideshow of images, Westman will illustrate Surrey as a wonderful and complicated place that is searching for understanding, direction, and identity.

There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk, which concludes by 9 p.m.

The gallery is located at 13750 88 Ave.

Phone 604-501-5566 for further information.

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