This detail from ‘Canuck,’ an oil painting by Philip Gauthier, can be seen in the Shiny Things group exhibit by members of the Red Deer Arts Council, at the Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer downtown public library. (Contributed image).

This detail from ‘Canuck,’ an oil painting by Philip Gauthier, can be seen in the Shiny Things group exhibit by members of the Red Deer Arts Council, at the Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer downtown public library. (Contributed image).

Shiny things and hazy recollections featured in First Friday gallery exhibits in Red Deer

Art based on memories and shiny things can be viewed during Red Deer’s First Friday gallery openings for March.

Looking Back With Rose-Tinted Glasses is a show by Edith Chu at the Viewpoint Gallery in the city’s Arts and Culture building.

Chu’s watercolour paintings reflect on her experiences living in China, from 2010 to 2015. Of her explorations of identity Chu states, “I am interested in preserving traditions and storytelling through simple materials and processes. The muted colors communicate my faint memories and feelings of nostalgia.”

There’s a First Friday reception March 4, with gallery open until 8 p.m. An artist’s talk will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Shimmer, sparkle, and all things shiny are on view in an eclectic group exhibit from the Red Deer Arts Council’s visual arts members in the Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer Public Library.

The participating artists were asked to think about what shines in their lives, and they produced a wide variety of interpretations in thejuried exhibition, Shiny Things. The show runs from March 1 to May 1. The First Friday opening is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Another First Friday opening is at Artribute Art School in the Old Court House, where Devin Chambers is presenting Cut-Outs for one night only. The reception is Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

A spotlight on David Shkolny’s abstract pastel landscape art is featured at Riverlands Studio and Gallery, 5123-48 St., which is open Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mixed-media art by artists LanerX and A. Forsberg is up at The Velvet Olive Lounge for the month of March. There’s a Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mystical art by Michael Huyzer is showing at A+ Gallery at Unit 203, 4919-49th St. “I try to help people feel inspired, to feel excitement, joy, and experience the calm and beauty of any of my pieces,” said Huyzer. A reception will be held Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.

Ya Ha Tinda, The Ranch, photos by Arto Djerdjerian, continue to be exhibited at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery until March 12. There’s a Friday reception from 5 to 8 p.m.

Art without a reception can be seen at the Corridor Gallery, downstairs at the Red Deer Recreation Centre, where Jenn Stewart is displaying her embroidered textiles until the end of April.

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