Ascending CX #6, a watercolour and ink artwork by Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt, is showing at the Viewpoint Gallery in the Red Deer Culture Services Centre. An opening reception will be held Friday. (Contributed image).

Ascending CX #6, a watercolour and ink artwork by Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt, is showing at the Viewpoint Gallery in the Red Deer Culture Services Centre. An opening reception will be held Friday. (Contributed image).

Red Deer’s First Friday art exhibit openings are relaunched this week

Some galleries reopen after seven-month pandemic hiatus

First Friday art gallery openings are starting up again in Red Deer this week after a seven-month pandemic-related hiatus.

COVID-19 protocols will prevail — which means most galleries will have capacity limits and refreshments may, or may not be available.

A mixed-media exhibit by Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt, called Ascension: Colour Captured. Line Anchored, is showing until Nov. 15 at the Viewpoint Gallery in the City of Red Deer’s Culture Services Centre (5205 48th St.).

A First Friday opening reception, hosted by the Red Deer Arts Council, will be held Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.

At the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, remember to remember: new works by artist andrea dillingham-lacoursiere are showing. Her acrylic paintings will be exhibited until Dec. 18, but a First Friday opening will be held this week from 4 to 6 p.m.

Infamous Faces, an exhibit by artist Jessica Pettit, is being held in The Velvet Olive Lounge (4928C 50th St., access via back alley/51st Street). The acrylic works are showing to the end of the month.

Friday’s exhibit opening is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with live music from Cole Martin to follow.

Artist Brenda Smith is showing Escape with Me, a mixed-media exhibit at A + Art Gallery & Unique Collections (Unit 203, 4919 49th St.) to the end of the month. A Friday opening will be held from 3 to 5 p.m.

Other gallery shows are continuing:

* Artist Austin Sundsten is displaying his digital photography in the Corridor Community Gallery in lower level of Recreation Centre until Dec. 17.

* Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins, curated/created by Patrick and Marrisa Mitsuing, is running at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. The Indigenous Regalia and Fine Craft is showing to Feb. 27.

* Anne Frank: A History for Today is also on at the museum.

* The Sunworks Gallery (110 4913 50th Ave.) is exhibiting works by Jeri-Lynn Ing.

* The Kiwanis Gallery in the downtown branch of Red Deer Public Library remains closed due to library renovations. (Some previously scheduled exhibitions will be presented at the Viewpoint Gallery this fall.)

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