Red Deer artist Marianne Harris painted the hills around Osoyoos B.C. for the Red Deer Arts Council exhibit Trains, Planes and Automobiles at the Kiwanis Gallery.

Red Deer’s First Friday gallery openings in April feature painted journeys, felt art, students works

Musician Charlie Jacobson will entertain at the Kiwanis Gallery

Some “cool cat” art, student art and music are offered for Red Deer’s First Friday gallery openings in April.

What World May Come is Red Deer College Visual Art student exhibit at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. The mixed-media exhibit goes from April 1-29. There’s a First Friday reception on April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Nature-inspired drawings by RDC students are at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre to April 29. The first-year drawing class sketched some of the skulls and taxidermy exhibits from the nature centre’s collection. The First Friday reception will be held from 5 to 6 p.m.

Cool Cats in Western Canada, art by Barbara and Derek, is on at The Hub on Ross Street. The acrylic and oil paintings are showing to April 30. A reception will be held Friday, April 7, from 1-3 p.m.

At the Harris-Warke Gallery, upstairs in the Sunworks store on Ross Street, Prairie Narratives, felt art by Corrine Cowell, is showing to May 13. A First Friday reception will be held from 6-8 p.m.

Musician Charlie Jacobson will be performing from 6-7:25 p.m. during the First Friday reception at the Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer Public Library, operated by the Red Deer Arts Council. Jacobson is a high-energy blues man, who will play some rollicking, “kick up your heels” music in the adjacent Snell Auditorium.

The Kiwanis Gallery reception, sponsored by Red Deer Downtown Business Association, goes from 6-8 p.m. for the on-going exhibit Trains, Planes and Automobiles – Journeys From the Past and Into the Future. This juried show by Arts Council members runs to April 23.

Falls, paintings by RDC instructor and artist James Trevelyan, are exhibited at the Welikoklad Event Centre Gallery, 4922 49 St. The show is on until April 23, but there’s a First Friday reception from 5:30-9:30 pm.

Other art can be seen around the city, although there are no First Friday receptions at the following galleries:

Our Tiny Neighbors: An Artist’s Rendition of an Assortment of Microbes is displayed at the Corridor Community Gallery, downstairs at the Red Deer Recreation Centre. The oil and chalk pastel works by Jen Obst will be exhibited until May 31.

Symbiosis, art by Erin Boake, continues to show at the white gallery on the main floor of Sunworks. The drawings/watercolours are up until April 29. There will be no First Friday reception in April, but the venue will be open.

New works by Dawn Candy and Robin Lambert can be seen at the Viewpoint Gallery, Cultural Services Centre, 3827 – 39 Street, for the month of April. The gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, closed noon-1 p.m.

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