Words of Peace: Lettering Arts Guilds of Alberta. October 25 to November 27. The Lettering Arts Guild of Red Deer and participating province-wide guilds have joined forces to bring a celebration of peace to the Kiwanis Gallery in the downtown Public Library in Red Deer.  23 calligraphers from around Alberta

Words of Peace: Lettering Arts Guilds of Alberta. October 25 to November 27. The Lettering Arts Guild of Red Deer and participating province-wide guilds have joined forces to bring a celebration of peace to the Kiwanis Gallery in the downtown Public Library in Red Deer. 23 calligraphers from around Alberta

Paintings, calligraphy among First Fridays’ highlights

Paintings that express gratitude and beautiful lettering that reflects peace are part of the First Fridays Gallery openings for November.

Paintings that express gratitude and beautiful lettering that reflects peace are part of the First Fridays Gallery openings for November.

A display of “simple paintings that portray scenes of everyday life (and) express a genuine feeling of gratitude” will be shown at The Hub on Ross Street. An opening reception for the Moorings exhibit of works by Gordon Cannon will run Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at 4936 Ross St.

Anyone who likes toe-tapping music can stay at The Hub for the Calgary Folk Club’s legacy band After the Storm and the Sylvan Lake group Ruined Escape Plan. The 7 to 9 p.m. concert costs $15 ($30 per family) from The Hub (call 403-340-4869).

Words of Peace is a calligraphy exhibit from the Lettering Arts Guilds of Alberta, held at the Kiwanis Gallery of the Red Deer Public Library. Twenty-three Alberta calligraphers have used a variety of mediums and tools to create hanging paper banners that reflect ideas about peace. Origami paper crane mobiles will also be displayed. An opening reception for the exhibit, hosted by the Red Deer Arts Council, will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Art is Dangerous is the Harris-Warke Gallery’s eighth-annual fundraising sale of various donated artworks. The opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gallery at the back of the Sunworks store on Ross Street.

Gallery IS, which is closing as a commercial gallery on Dec. 24, will hold its penultimate First Friday show and sale with a group exhibit by various local artists. This could be the last opportunity to buy some of these original artworks in Red Deer, because many of the artists are otherwise represented by galleries in Calgary or Edmonton. “This is the perfect opportunity to come in and get a special, unique, one of a kind gift for your favourite art lover.” The gallery will be open late from 6 to 9 p.m.

Another group show will be held at Art From the Streets, at 4935 51st St. The opening reception for this first Christmas sale will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Red Deer College Library will hold a visual arts display by faculty and staff called Tools. An opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery will have extended hours on Friday, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The current exhibits are The Farm Show: Harvest, For You the War is Over: Second World War POW Experiences, and Prisoner of War: Stories from Red Deer and District.