Shadow Man, an exhibit by Paul Boultbee, is showing at the Kiwanis Gallery operated by the Red Deer Arts Council, downstairs at the Red Deer Public Library. (Contributed image).

Art based on darkness and light can be seen at Jan. 3 Red Deer gallery openings

Diverse works are displayed on First Friday in January

Shadowy figures and plays of light can be seen at Red Deer’s First Friday gallery openings for January.

Shadow Man is a mixed-media artworks by Red Deer artist Paul Boultbee, based on the “ephemeral and insubstantial human observer, who inhabits this environment but leaves but a glancing impression.”

The exhibit can be seen at the Kiwanis Gallery, operated by the Red Deer Arts Council. The space downstairs at the Red Deer Public Library will have an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with Boultbee in attendance.

Red Deer sculptors Dawn Detarando and Brian McArthur created a theme room in Sweden’s Icehotel. Their visual concepts (drawings, photographs and maquettes) of their jungle themed Feline Lair will be showing at the Viewpoint Gallery in Red Deer’s culture services building.

An opening reception with the artists will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Chasing the Light, acrylic works by Red Deer painter Carol Lynn Gilchrist, will be exhibited in the Corridor Gallery, downstairs at the Red Deer Recreation Centre.

An opening reception for this “deeply personal response to the death of the artists’ brother” will be held Friday from 3 to 5 p.m.

Members of Opening Minds Through Art will show their works in the Velvet Olive Lounge, with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

OMA is an art-making program that pairs social work students with older people with cognitive barriers, and puts the individuals with dementia at the centre of the process. They work together over a 10-week period. Each resulting artwork will be sold for $25, with all proceeds going to the program.

Nature in Winter, a display by members of Red Deer’s Lettering Arts Guild, will be showing at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. A reception for the mixed-media exhibit will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. with several of the artists in attendance.

Brushstrokes and Ink, works by Doug Jarvis, will be showing at The Hub on Ross’s Art Gallery, 4936 Ross St. There will be an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. with the artist.

Some gallery shows without receptions can be seen at: the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, Sunworks Gallery, 110-4913 50th Ave., as well as A + Art Gallery & Unique Collections, Unit 203, 4919 49th St.

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