Exhibits planned

Five Red Deer art galleries will launch new exhibits at receptions on Friday. The receptions are part of First Fridays, a monthly event where participating galleries stage public openings on the first Friday of the month.

Artist Evan Smibert hangs his mixed media work Recession Depression in the Kiwanis Gallery of the Red Deer Public Library downtown branch. His and nine other artists‘ work in varying media are part of Celebration of the Arts

Five Red Deer art galleries will launch new exhibits at receptions on Friday.

The receptions are part of First Fridays, a monthly event where participating galleries stage public openings on the first Friday of the month.

The five galleries are:

Allied Arts Council

Artists: Members of the Red Deer and District Allied Arts Council

Title: Celebration of the Arts

Where: Red Deer Public Library Kiwanis Gallery

Opening reception: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Address: 4930 50th Ave. 403-358-3505

bilton contemporary art

Title: Those Who Can, Teach: A Group Exhibit of Red Deer Public Schools’ Secondary Art Teachers

Opening reception: 7 to 9 p.m.

Address: 4B-5809 51st Ave., Red Deer 403-343-3933

Gallery IS

Artist: Norma Barsness

Title of the show: Art and Soul

Artist Statement: “Celebrate each of life’s moments by viewing nature and simple everyday life experiences. Turn commonplace into something special.”

Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Address: 5123 48th St., 403-341-4641

The Hub

Artist: Group show

Title of the show: artsparks at the MAG

Opening reception: 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Address: 4936 Ross St.

Red Deer College Library

Artist: Anonymous Smith (University of Lethbridge visual art professor)

Witness the creation of a real-time interactive project based on the artwork of Smith’s three consecutive shows

Opening reception: 4 to 6 p.m.

Address: 100 College Boulevard

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