First Friday to feature diverse array of works

From portraits to line drawings to photography — a diverse array of artworks will be displayed in Red Deer during the First Friday gallery openings for January.

From portraits to line drawings to photography — a diverse array of artworks will be displayed in Red Deer during the First Friday gallery openings for January.

The Red Deer College Library will be open until 6 p.m. today, with three gallery spaces showing different exhibits.

Red Deer artist Elena Rousseau’s elegant drawings of the human form will hang until Jan. 9 in the Four Corners Gallery in the Importance of Line exhibit.

Portraiture by the Alberta Society of Artists will be displayed until Jan. 21 in The Panels gallery, while small-scale works by past RDC artists in residence will be showing in the PortHole Gallery until Jan. 11. This space is located just outside the library’s front doors.

Our Surroundings is the name of a photo exhibit in the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. The photographs were taken by students in classes offered through Red Deer Culture Services. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Examples of artworks that can be signed out by the public through the Red Deer Public Library’s Art Lending Program are showing in the Borrowing Art exhibit in the Kiwanis Gallery in the library. The gallery run by the Red Deer Arts Council will have an opening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Diverse works created by various artists through the Art from the Streets program will be displayed at 4935-51st St. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

The Hub on Ross is showing Alberta Roots, heritage and cowboy art by Christina Drader until Jan. 31. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for a 7 p.m. concert at The Hub by The Original Caste, the band best known for the 1970s hits One Tin Soldier and Mr. Monday. Admission is $15 a person or $30 per family, cash only.