Thursday, August 22, 2013
Art of the Gift
Renowned artist's paintings on display until Sept 3
Released by Jennifer Fehr, FVRL/Photo submitted
t’s your last chance to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime art exhibit. The late William Allister’s (1919-2008) entire International Collection will be displayed at Fraser Valley Regional Library’s (FVRL) Ladner Pioneer location at 4683 - 51st Street, Delta only until Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
The collection – 19 large acrylic on canvas paintings valued at nearly $160,000 – was gifted to FVRL by the acclaimed Canadian artist’s estate.
Allister was a Delta resident and an avid library customer. FVRL’s Tsawwassen location was where he found his inspiration to paint the International Collection. He spent many hours at his library enjoying the books and completing research for his paintings.
Near the end of his life he discussed his wish with his wife that the
paintings be accessible to the community.
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