A detail from Pandora Box 3, by Michael Huyzer. It can be seen at the A + Art Gallery and Unique Collections, Unit 203- 4919-49th St. in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).

Diverse artistic treasures on display during Red Deer’s First Friday in May

‘Awesome’ student art, digital art and photos exhibited

Treasure boxes, a witness blanket and many student creations can be seen at Red Deer’s First Friday gallery openings for May.

At the Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer public library is the Middle School Awesome Art Show.

It features works by students of Eastview Middle School, Central Middle School, Westpark Middle School, Glendale School and Gateway Christian School.

This exhibit, presented by the Red Deer Arts Council, has a First Friday reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on First Friday, May 3.

At the Hub on Ross, Second Glance, a collaborative art exhibit by students from St. Joseph High School, is showing.

The mixed-media, photography and digital art exhibit will have live music and a market on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m., but no evening reception.

Art and the City, a display of acrylic paintings by artists who met through City of Red Deer culture services classes, will be at Artribute Art School in the Old Court House. A Pop-Up Gallery will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Handmade treasure boxes by artist Michael Huyzer are displayed at the A + Art Gallery & Unique Collections, Unit 203, 4919 49th St.

A First Friday reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Jennifer George Photography will be holding a new studio opening across the hall, with giveaways, a fashion and cosplay show.

Sound & Vision, acrylic works by artist Harry Thompson, can be seen at The Velvet Olive Lounge (entrance via 51st Street alleyway). A Friday reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Witness Blanket, based on the artwork of Carey Newman and circulated by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, is at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. A Friday opening will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.

Everyday Wonderments, watercolours by Corinne Anderton, are displayed at Wild Horse Market Studio, 5005 50th St. A Friday reception will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Gallery shows without receptions can be seen at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, where Alberta’s Native Flora, by members of the Red Deer Art Club is exhibited. And at the Viewpoint Gallery, in the Cultural Services Centre, 3827 39th St., where a behind-the-scenes peek at the city’s art submission process is showing.

For more information, please visit www.reddeer.ca/publicart or contact the public art co-ordinator at 403-406-8820.

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