Abigail Pederson’s artworks can be seen in April at the Velvet Olive Lounge in Red Deer. (Contributed image).

Abigail Pederson’s artworks can be seen in April at the Velvet Olive Lounge in Red Deer. (Contributed image).

Weather, energy inspired art shown during Red Deer’s First Friday gallery openings

Spring is in the air — and portrayed in paintings at Riverlands Studio and Gallery in Red Deer.

Spring Air is a group show by 14 artists who have captured transformative moments in the natural world at the gallery at 5123-48 St. Melting river ice, the arrival of birds and blossoms can be seen in these works until April 29. A First Friday opening reception will be held April 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Under Pressure, a group show by first- and second-year visual arts students at Red Deer Polytechnic can be seen until April 20 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. There will be a First Friday reception April 1 from 5 to 8 p.m, with the artists in attendance.

Red Deer artist Susan Delaney is having a one-night pop-up show at Artribute Art School in the Old Court House. Her mixed-media exhibit, Energies, can be seen Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Works of another Red Deer artist, Daniel Anhorn, can be seen in the Weather Magic display at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre until April 13. The artist will attend a 4 to 6 p.m. opening reception on Friday.

The colourful, mixed-media art of Cree artist Abigail Pederson can be viewed at the Velvet Olive Lounge for the month of April. An opening reception will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Reality Unbound, expressive watercolour works by Gordon Klaassen, are showing at A+ Art gallery at Unit 203-4919 49th St. to April 29.

The band Memphis Mafia will entertain at a Friday exhibit for the group exhibit, Shiny Things, at the Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer Public Library. This show runs to May 1 and is presented by the Red Deer Arts Council. The Friday reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Edith Chu’s exhibit of painting inspired by her life in China, Looking Back With Rose-Tinted Glasses, continues at the Viewpoint Gallery to April 29. The gallery will be open to 8 p.m. for a Friday reception.

Six Red Deer-area artists are showing their works in Uncharted Terrain, an exhibit at the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre, 5527 C and E Trail in Lacombe until April 21. There will be an opening reception on April 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Embroidery Art by Jenn Stewart is on display in the Corridor Gallery, downstairs in the Red Deer Recreation Centre until April 29.


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