First Fridays to feature art by Notre Dame High School students

The “awesome” artistry of some talented local youths will be featured during this month’s First Fridays gallery openings.

The “awesome” artistry of some talented local youths will be featured during this month’s First Fridays gallery openings.

Students from Notre Dame High School will exhibit their art in the Spirit and Soul exhibit at The Hub on Ross. The exhibit runs to May 31, but the opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday.

Those who stick around to 7 p.m. at The Hub can attend a $15 instrumental evening with Alberta’s preeminent finger-style guitarist, Jim McLennan, who specializes in making the guitar sound like piano or even big band music. McLennan also plays swing, ragtime, pop and blues.

Tickets to this concert, which includes an opening act of local singers/songwriters and musicians Justine Vandergrift and Joal Kamps, are $15 or $30 per family from The Hub at 4936 Ross St. (Cash only at the door).

More student artworks, this time from Red Deer middle schools, will be shown in the Awesome Art Show at the Kiwanis Gallery at the Red Deer Public Library. The display is on Wednesday to May 27, but two opening receptions will be held — on Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Art from the Streets will present another group show at 4935 51st St. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

The 100 Encaustic Series by artist Brandi Hofer continues at the Harris-Warke Gallery at the back of Sunworks on Ross Street. The exhibit runs to May 5. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.