Poetry, visual arts at First Friday

Poetry will be celebrated along with the visual arts during Red Deer’s First Friday gallery openings for April.

Poetry will be celebrated along with the visual arts during Red Deer’s First Friday gallery openings for April.

Red Deer author Kimmy Beach will be presenting April Fool’s readings to celebrate poetry in Canada in the Snell Auditorium next to the Kiwanis Gallery, downstairs in the Red Deer Public Library.

Beach will share poems about “April, road trips and foolishness” from her five books of poetry from 6 to 6:30 p.m. She will then read from her new fable for adults from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. and from her new novel-in-progress from 7:30 to 8 p.m. The latter is described as “a study of 1970s romance comics, sad strippers, Sea Monkeys and the music of Tom Jones.”

Beach’s readings will be at the 6 to 8 p.m. First Friday reception for the Out of the Cupboard art exhibit in the Kiwanis Gallery, run by the Red Deer Arts Council. The display continues until April 24.

Student art will be showing at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. This is a Public Notification: The 2016 Red Deer College Year End Student Exhibition is running to April 2-24 — although the public will be allowed a First Friday sneak peek at the show from 5-7 p.m. on April 1. The official opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 7.

Storm Warnings, paintings by Paul Boultbee, are showing at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre to May 2. The First Friday reception is from 4-6 p.m.

New works by the Lettering Arts Guild of Red Deer are in display in the Corridor Gallery, downstairs at the Red Deer Recreation Centre from April 1 to May 30.

The Edge of Reflection, paintings by Susan Woolgar, continue to be exhibited at the white gallery, attached to Sunworks, to April 29.

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