First Fridays showcases calligraphy, connection between art and food

Don’t be fooled, Red Deer’s monthly city-wide artistic showcase, First Fridays, takes place on April 1 and includes many interesting openings and performances.

Don’t be fooled, Red Deer’s monthly city-wide artistic showcase, First Fridays, takes place on April 1 and includes many interesting openings and performances.

A reception for acclaimed local artist Susan Woolgar’s new exhibition Learned Little Lines is happening at Gallery IS (5123 48th St.) from 6 to 9 p.m. The artist will be in attendance to discuss her expressive new exhibit, which uses calligraphic lines and acrylics to depict Alberta landscapes. Framed pieces, under glass will be on sale for $425.

Art from the Streets will be hosting a group show and sale at their studio space (4935 51st St.) from 6 to 8 p.m. Art from the Streets is a non-profit group that supports Red Deer’s downtown and homeless populations by providing them with studio space and art supplies. All profits from the sale of artwork at Art from the Streets goes back to the artists.

A closing reception for Arts a la Carte’s (a small group of Red Deer College art students) Table Talk takes place at the Harris-Warke Gallery (4924 Ross St.) between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The exhibit explores the connection between art and food.

New works from Kelly Condon’s My Side of the Iris will be on display at the Hub on Ross Gallery (4936 Ross St.) starting on Friday with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

Red Deer author/poets Emily Ursuliak and Jennifer Christman are hosting a special presentation at the Kiwanis Gallery (Red Deer Public Library) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Also, Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery (MAG) will extend its hours from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Current exhibits at MAG include: The Narrative Quest, which features artwork by aboriginal artists, Northern Neighbours: Inuit Art and Culture, and Variations ­— the annual year-end exhibition by the Red Deer College Visual Art students.

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