Awesome, photographic art for First Friday in May

Some “awesome art,” photographic art and do-it-yourself art are part of May’s First Friday gallery openings in Red Deer.

Some “awesome art,” photographic art and do-it-yourself art are part of May’s First Friday gallery openings in Red Deer.

View from the Pit, a photography exhibit by David Flewwelling, is on at the white gallery, accessed from the Sunworks store on Ross St. from May 6-29. A First Friday reception will be held from 6-8 p.m.

Upstairs at Sunworks, Flatpack, works on paper by Antonietta Grassi, is still showing at the Harris-Warke Gallery. The exhibit runs to May 7 and a closing reception will be held on Friday from 6-8 p.m.

A flourishing of youthful creativity is displayed at the 31st Middle Schools Awesome Art Show at the Kiwanis Gallery, downstairs at the Red Deer Public library. The show, presented by the Red Deer Arts Council, features student artists from Eastview, Central, Gateway and Glendale Middle Schools. It runs to May 23, but a First Friday reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on May 6.

The work of more student artists can be seen at the Hub on Ross. Glimpse, featuring young artists from Notre Dame High School, is on from May 1-31. A reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday.

You can be the artist at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery on Friday. All the walls will be covered in paper and visitors will be invited to take a pen or pencil to them to the sounds of inspirational music by a local DJ. There will be a 5-8 p.m. reception.

Gratitude, a Lettering Arts Guild of Red Deer exhibit, is on to May 29 in the Corridor Gallery, downstairs at the Recreation Centre. A reception for the mixed-media show will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday.

There’s no First Friday reception, but prints, ceramic sculptures and hand-turned wooden works by local artists Erin Boake, Robin Lambert, Brian McArthur and Andrew Glazebrook can be seen during business hours at the Viewpoint Gallery at 3827-39th St.

Also The Edge of Reflection, a mixed-media exhibit by Susan Woolgar, is moving upstairs to the Coconut Room in Sunworks.