Red Deer’s art history celebrated at gallery

A century of art in Central Alberta is being celebrated at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.

A century of art in Central Alberta is being celebrated at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.

To mark Red Deer’s centennial, local artist David More was asked to choose 50 artworks that span the last 100 years in Central Alberta.

The result is the exhibit Reflections From a Century: Artists of Central Alberta.

“My aim is to highlight some of the visual artists who have made a significant impact on Red Deer’s artistic voice,” said More.

While the show offers only a small representation of the area’s artistic expression over the last century, he added, each of the works was selected on the basis of excellence.

More, a nationally recognized painter, was chosen to curate the show because he was raised in Red Deer and has an “innate appreciation of the area, with his own artistic vision rooted in Red Deer’s landscape,” said Lorna Johnson, the museum’s executive director.

She believes More’s choices reveal the roots of Red Deer’s artistic spirit.

“Visitors will see just the tip of the iceberg of the tremendous artistic talent that thrives in our midst,” Johnson added.

The works were created by artists from various backgrounds — from skilled amateurs to professionals in a variety of disciplines.

Johnson noted the establishment of the Red Deer College visual arts department in the 1970s probably resulted in the largest influx of contemporary artists to the area, as well as an environment of “expressive exploration in all art forms.”

The show runs to Aug. 5. An opening reception will be held on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

More will present a brief speech about the exhibit and conduct a tour on Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m.

Just Posted

Canadians to mark Remembrance Day this morning

OTTAWA — Canadians will gather at cenotaphs and monuments across the country… Continue reading

Canada supports genocide case against Myanmar at International Court of Justice

OTTAWA — Canada is supporting a genocide lawsuit against the Myanmar government… Continue reading

Kenney’s plan to advance Alberta’s interest receives mixed reviews

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s how Laura feels about… Continue reading

Alberta’s unemployment numbers up in October

The latest jobs report from Statistics Canada’s pegs Alberta’s seasonally adjusted unemployment… Continue reading

Kenney announces ‘Fair Deal Panel’ to advance Alberta’s interests, like pipelines

RED DEER, Alta. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the creation of… Continue reading

Your community calendar

Wednesday Pain 101 class — learn to take control of your chronic… Continue reading

Sportsnet cuts ties with Don Cherry in aftermath of poppy controversy

TORONTO — Sportsnet has cut ties with “Hockey Night in Canada” broadcaster… Continue reading

With silence and salutes, Canadians mark Remembrance Day

OTTAWA — Eleven tolls from the Peace Tower filled the air around… Continue reading

Conservatives’ Scheer wants Trudeau to open Parliament Nov. 25

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is calling on the prime minister… Continue reading

Opinion: Kenney plainly explains why Alberta deserves a fairer deal

By David Marsden It had been expected that Premier Jason Kenney would… Continue reading

Bolivian president learns it’s best to rig votes from the start

“Democracy is in danger in Bolivia as the result of legitimate pressures… Continue reading

Tech companies rush to fight misinformation ahead of UK vote

LONDON — Facebook is opening up a war room to quickly respond… Continue reading

Blue Bombers employ one-two QB punch to advance to CFL West final

CALGARY — Zach Collaros is going back to where he started his… Continue reading

Most Read