Photos, pizza and beer inspire gallery openings

Everything from high-concept photos to beer and pizza inspired art will be available during November’s First Fridays gallery openings in Red Deer.

Everything from high-concept photos to beer and pizza inspired art will be available during November’s First Fridays gallery openings in Red Deer.

Diverse artworks that are either the size of a beer bottle, or can fit into a pizza box, were donated by locally and nationally known artists for the ninth-annual fundraiser for the Harris-Warke Gallery. The exhibit in the Sunworks store on Ross Street runs from Oct. 29 to Nov. 9.

(Take note, however, that the reception will not be held this First Friday, Nov. 2, but from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 9).

Photographs with a slightly creepy twist can be viewed in the Beyond the Looking Glass exhibit at the Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer Public Library. Photographer Roberta Murray will be at the First Friday reception on Nov. 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The display presented by the Red Deer Arts Council runs to Nov. 25.

Staff and volunteers of the Kerry Wood Nature Centre will display their artworks in the oktober exhibit in the Marjorie Wood Gallery. It runs from Wednesday, Oct. 31 to Dec. 12.

The opening reception will be held First Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Colourful marker art inspired by anime and the natural world is showing in the MarkerTopia exhibit at The Hub on Ross from Nov. 2 to 30. Featured artist Sheldon Rabbit Wheatley will attend the opening reception Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Music-lovers can stay to enjoy a 7 to 9 p.m. performance by jazz saxophonist Claude Goldin and blues singer/guitarist John Rutherford. Tickets are $15 ($30 a family) at the door.

The gang from Art from the Streets will be displaying works at a group show at 4935-51st St.

A reception will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Alberta Sampler by Harvey Brink will be exhibited at Cafe Pichilingue on Ross Street from Nov. 1 to 30. A First Friday reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

Artworks by Erin Boake will be shown at the Velvet Olive Lounge from Nov. 1 to 30.

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