'Rebirth' of Silk Art Gallery exhibit after fire

Out of the Ashes is the title of a renewed exhibit at the Silk Art Gallery, a business that was close to burning down last month when a fire broke out along Port Moody’s Gallery Row.

Last night, gallery owner and city councillor Zoe Royer (centre) reopened her floral realism display three weeks after the blaze that claimed a vacant grocery store and the Gallery Bistro.

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It features original paintings by Gerry Thompson (a former Port Coquitlam resident) and Sidney artist Sandy Terry, at right, as well as abstracts by Valerie Butters and Claire Sower.

None of their art was damaged in the July 28 fire.

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