WATCH: Kwantlen artist paints and installs Indigenous mural in Fort Langley
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WATCH: Kwantlen artist paints and installs Indigenous mural in Fort Langley

Brandon Gabriel spent Jan. 18 to 20 assembling, painting, and installing his mural that is now hung up at the new location of Cranberries Naturally. Miranda Fatur Black Press Media Fort Langley received some Indigenous flair last weekend, with the installation of a mural project by Kwantlen First Nation artist Brandon Gabriel. Gabriel’s project is a second version of a mural he had previously painted in Fort Langley in 2006 for Jasmine Marjanovic, owner of Cranberries Naturally. The 2006 mural depicted Indigenous culture and was painted on the walls of Fort Langley’s Gasoline Alley, but was painted over in 2017 by property owner and developer Eric Woodward. Now that Cranberries Naturally is moving into a new location at 9124 Glover Rd., Marjanovic commissioned Gabriel once again to create an updated version of the previous mural. “I was just out of arts school at Emily Carr University and eager to showcase my talent to the world. I really filled that space with a lot of content,” Gabriel explained of the early mural. “This new piece is much smaller than the original, however, I still think I’m able to pull off this image of indigeneity, and integrate it into this new […]

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