Circus acrobat paintings and “contradictory” wood engravings can be seen during Red Deer’s First Friday gallery openings for September.
In the spirit of Toulouse-Lautrec, artist Dawn Saunders Dahl is tackling circus subject matter in her Prairie Circus Series: Figurative Works exhibit. Her oil paintings of circus people can be seen at the Kiwanis Gallery, operated by the Red Deer Arts Council.
The opening reception for Dahl’s display, downstairs at the Red Deer Public Library, is on First Friday, Sept. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit continues to Oct. 18.
Wood engravings by Jim Westergard are featured in the Distorted Contradictions show, on from Sept. 4 to Oct. 30 at the white gallery, which is accessed from the main floor of Sunworks on Ross Street. An opening First Friday reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Two other art exhibits can also be seen at Sunworks:
• Some of Jeri Lynn Ing’s expressionistic flower paintings, previously shown in the white gallery, will be joined by new works along the same theme in Flower Talk — Full Bloom, upstairs at Sunworks in the Coconut Room coffee shop. This show goes from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. The abstract painter will attend a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on First Friday.
• The Harris-Warke Gallery, also upstairs at Sunworks, will continue to show photography and sculptures by Red Deer artist Jane Durham until Sept. 10.
The Corridor Community Gallery, downstairs in the Red Deer Recreation Centre, will be displaying Splashes of Colour, mixed-media works by members of the Red Deer Art Club to Sept. 31. A First Friday reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.
Local artist Christine Karron is exhibiting her acrylic paintings in On My Way … on the walls of The Olive for the month of September. A First Friday reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Works by professional artists Dawn Detarando, Brian McArthur and Dawn Candy (members of the Viewpoint Collective) are continuing to be shown in the ViewPoint Gallery in the City of Red Deer’s Culture Services Centre at 3827 39th St. This display is on until Oct. 31.
Life in Central Alberta, as depicted by artist Osi Cruz-Lahtinen in pastels, acrylics and mixed-media, is showing at The Hub on Ross for the month of September.