Wild Alberta, mixed-media paintings by Kendel Vreeling, can be seen at The Velvet Olive Lounge in Red Deer. (Contributed image)

Wild Alberta, mixed-media paintings by Kendel Vreeling, can be seen at The Velvet Olive Lounge in Red Deer. (Contributed image)

New art gallery joins Red Deer’s First Friday exhibit openings in June

Many local galleries are planning June 3 receptions

Young artists and a new gallery space will be featured in Red Deer’s First Friday opening receptions for June.

A year-end exhibit by students from Artribute Art School will be displayed in the Red Deer Art Council’s new — and yet unnamed — gallery in the Imperial Block, Unit 6, 4919-49th St. Viewers can help celebrate this new space and the next generation of young artists by checking out these “inventive creations from young humans with creative minds.” The exhibit runs through June, but a First Friday opening reception will be held June 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Student artists from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive and Hunting Hills High Schools will exhibit their diverse works in the Hang-Ups and Insights: The 12th Annual IB and AP Art Show at the Kiwanis Gallery in the downtown public library. The mixed-media show, presented by the Red Deer Arts Council, will run from May 31 to June 26. There is a First Friday reception on June 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Alberta landscapes and bird depictions by textile artist Lynn LeCorre are featured at Riverland Studio and Gallery (5123-58th St.), along with paintings by Carol Lynn Gilchrist. The show The Way I Felt runs from June 1 to 29. There is an opening First Friday reception on June 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Wild Alberta, paintings by Kendel Vreeling will run at The Velvet Olive Lounge at 4928C 50th St. (access via the back alley) for the month of June.

Look Deeply into my Eyes, a show of acrylic paintings by Amanda Frost, is on at the A+ Art Gallery and Unique Collections, Unit 203-4919-49th St. The exhibit will run to June 30. There will be a First Friday reception from noon to 4 p.m., with the artist in attendance.

The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is featuring two exhibits: A ceramics sculpture show, Tracing Tides, a Topographical Investigation, by Lyndal Osborne, running to Sept. 6, and In Adoration of the Precarious Bee, sculptures by Red Deer artist Dawn Detarando, which can be seen until Aug 20.

Osborne will be in attendance at the opening reception for her show on June 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Art shows without a June reception are also on at the Viewpoint Gallery in the City of Red Deer’s Arts and Culture Services building at 5205-48th Ave. Time on Our Hands is a ceramics, stone and metal show by Jen Pankratz and Teena Dickerson running to June 30.

And Beautiful Imperfection, landscape paintings by Rita Schoenberger, are showing at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre until June 23.

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