The Alberta Years, works by Brian Down, are on display at the Velvet Olive Lounge in Red Deer. (Contributed image).

The Alberta Years, works by Brian Down, are on display at the Velvet Olive Lounge in Red Deer. (Contributed image).

‘Strange and unusual things’ are showing at Red Deer’s gallery openings on Oct. 7

From photos to fibre works, First Friday gallery openings show an array of fine art

From photos to fibre works, Red Deer’s Oct. 7 First Friday gallery openings show a wide array of fine art.

The Alberta Community Art Clubs Association’s “best of the best” Alberta Spirit Show is on the Kiwanis Gallery in the downtown Public Library until Oct. 16. This gallery, operated by the Red Deer Arts Council, will also feature an Improv Jelly performance on First Friday, Oct. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Wings of Belonging is a group art show to be featured until the end of the month at the Red Deer Arts Council’s New Community Gallery at Unit 6, 4919-49th Street. A First Friday reception will be held from 3 to 6 p.m.

Artist Erin Boake’s paintings, Children of the Apocalypse, are showing at the Riverlands Gallery to Oct. 28, along with the works of gallery owner Carol Lynn Gilchrist. Children of the Apocalypse is Boake’s reaction to watching her children grow up in a threatened environment. What the natural spaces they are playing in as children will look like as adults? “These images come from a place of love and fear, beauty and uncertainty.” There’s a First Friday opening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 5123-48th St.

Some Strange and Unusual Things are showing this month at the A-Plus Art Gallery and Unique collections, unit 203, 4919-49th St. There’s an opening reception on First Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m. (Enter through the black doors of the Imperial Block and head upstairs to reach the gallery while road construction continues out front).

Painting the Alberta Landscape, by Eelkje VanderMeulen-Smart, is showing at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre to Dec. 3. There is a First Friday opening from 3 to 6 p.m.

I See You: Sawubona is a storytelling exhibit from people who have lived with discrimination at the Viewpoint Gallery in the City of Red Deer’s Culture Services building, 5205-48th Ave. It’s on until Oct. 28.

In a Class of His Own, paintings by Jim Westergard, and The Boultbee Project, by Paul Boultbee, are continuing to show at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. There’s also a First Friday reception from 5 to 8 p.m. for the MAG’s 50th Anniversary exhibit At First Glance: Collecting Over the Years.

The Alberta Years, works by artist Brian Down, are showing at the Velvet Olive Lounge.

Dirt Road Dreams, photos by Sally Peddle, are showing in the Corridor Community Gallery, downstairs at the Red Deer Recreation Centre, to Nov. 3.

Needle-felting works by Vicki Sullivan are on display at the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre in Lacombe.



lmichelin@reddeeradvocate.com

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