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
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
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