Jack Turpin
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(posted on 22 Sep 2013)

THE LAST FRONTIER: Jack Turpin’s painting selected

Jack Turpin's painting of the Frontier Hardware selected for Coulter Berry Building

Jack Turpin’s painting of the Frontier Hardware selected for Coulter Berry building

For almost 40 years the Dyck family operated Frontier Hardware and Building Supplies in downtown Fort Langley. The business closed its doors two years ago and the site together with an adjacent lot will become home to the Coulter Berry Building currently under construction. Municipal development conditions include the creation of a “signature wall” on the building’s south side. Jack Turpin’s painting, “The Last Frontier”, has been selected as the scene to be featured on the south wall. Historically relevant and a tribute to the Dyck family, the realistic scene of the Glover Road frontage of the old store will bring art into the public sphere. The size (12 by 16 feet) and positioning of the original artwork’s image on the south wall will have a “trompe-l’oeil” effect, playfully exploring the boundary between image and reality. Eric Woodward, owner of Coulter Berry, announced the selection of Jack Turpin’s artwork at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery’s 17th Anniversary event on Saturday evening (Sept 21, 2013).
Congratulation, Jack!Kurt Alberts, Eric Woodward, Jack Turpin with