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Art depicting the familiar to inter-galactic can be seen at Red Deer’s First Friday gallery opening for December

Many local galleries will be opening later on Dec. 2 for viewing and refreshments
Carol Lynn Gilchrist’s watercolour ‘A Sense of Place’ (detail) can be seen in Landmarks: A Sense of Place, a joint show with artist Wendy Meeres at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed image).

Art that projects views from central Alberta to outer space can be seen during Red Deer’s First Friday Gallery openings throughout the city.

Red Deer artists Carol Lynn Gilchrist and Wendy Meeres are exhibiting paintings from nearby locales in Landmarks, a Sense of Place, on at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery from Dec. 2 to March 11. A First Friday reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. A museum tour of the exhibit will be held from 2- p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Meanwhile, Space Truckin,’ galaxy-scapes by Jessica Pettit can be seen at the Velvet Olive Lounge in Red Deer.

The Wonder of Winter calligraphic art display can be viewed at the Kiwanis Gallery in Red Deer’s downtown public library. The Lettering Arts Guild show is presented by the Red Deer Arts Council until Dec. 26. A First Friday reception will be held on Dec. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Halfway There, works by visual arts students at Red Deer Polytechnic will be presented in the Red Der Arts Council’s new Community Gallery at No. 6, 4919-49th St. The show runs Dec. 1 to Jan. 3. A First Friday reception will be 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Centering Ourselves, ceramic creations by members of the Red Deer Pottery Club, are showing until Dec. 22 at The Viewpoint Gallery in the City of Red Deer’s Culture Services building, 5205-48th Ave. A First Friday reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. An artist talk will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Mixed-media works by seven local artists are featured in Miracle on 49th Street at the A-plus Art Gallery and Unique Collections, Unit 203, 4919-49th St. These mixed media works by Michael Huyzer, Gordon Klaassen, Bell de la Vega, Marianne Harris, Rita Schoenberger, Amanda Frost, and Laura Frederick are showing from Dec. 2-17. An opening reception will be held First Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.

Painting the Alberta Landscapes, art by Eelkje VanderMeulen-Smart is still showing at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature centre until Dec. 3.

And another Alberta Landscapes show of mixed-media works by Audrey Rits is on in the Corridor Gallery, downstairs in the Red Deer Recreation Centre until Feb. 2.