First Friday offers great art variety

Performance art, fibre art, ceramic art, literary art, acrylic art — and just about every other kind of art — will be in the offing for the First Friday in October.

Performance art, fibre art, ceramic art, literary art, acrylic art — and just about every other kind of art — will be in the offing for the First Friday in October.

The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is among the many Red Deer galleries that will be open late on Friday, Oct. 3.

A reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the MAG for two shows: Trudy Golley’s Lucent: Works in Light and Shadow, and Once + Future: Canadian Contemporary Ceramics, curated by Robin Lambert.

After a short talk about these exhibits at 7:15 p.m., Red Deer artist Alysse Bowd will appear in The Wishing Girl, a performance art piece. Bowd is the recipient of the Red Deer Art Council’s Emerging Artist Award.

Some alumni of the Red Deer College visual arts program will have their mixed-media works displayed in the joint exhibit, You Are Here, at the City Centre Stage Gallery. A reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday.

Transformation: A Colourful Movement is a show of acrylic paintings by Michael Huyzer at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. It will have a First Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit runs to Oct. 13.

At the Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer Public Library, Red Deer author Michael Dawe will read excerpts from his latest book, Red Deer: A Memorable City during a 6 to 8 p.m. opening reception for an ongoing fibre arts show. The Common Threads exhibit of works by artists from the In-Definite Arts Society of Calgary is being presented by the Red Deer Arts Council and will continue to Oct. 19.

At The Hub on Ross, artists Joshua and Tammy Slauenwhite will show their mixed-media works in The Mr. and Mrs. Show. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. for the exhibit that runs to Oct. 31.

Red Deer artist Glynis Wilson Boultbee will display her graphite on paper works in the exhibit Shrug in the Corridor Gallery, downstairs in the Red Deer Recreation Centre. A reception will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. for the show that runs to Nov. 30.

A joint exhibit of two- and three-dimensional works by local artists Darren Petersen, Brian McArthur and Dawn Candy is on in the Viewpoint Gallery in the City of Red Deer’s Culture Services Centre, at 3827 39th St. A reception will be held Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for the show that runs to Oct. 31.