First Friday to feature fanciful organisms

Some organic glass creatures and invented landscapes can be seen at the next First Friday Gallery openings in Red Deer.

Some organic glass creatures and invented landscapes can be seen at the next First Friday Gallery openings in Red Deer.

The First Friday of July will feature some fanciful “organisms,” designed with glass and mixed media by Vancouver artist Larissa Blokhuis. Her GlassEarth exhibit, which imagines new life that might evolve once the planet heats up, is showing until Aug. 24 at the Kiwanis Gallery.

It’s operated by the Red Deer Arts Council downstairs at the Red Deer Public Library. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Young home-schooled artists have pooled their talents for X Marks the Spot, a collaborative show at the Harris-Warke Gallery.

The Central Alberta artists age five to 14 were encouraged to “see differently, think creatively and work with one another” on an imagined collective world. Under the direction of art instructor Alysse Bowd, they became inventive city planners, cartographers, farmers and pirates.

Their artistic adventures, which can be examined closely through a magnifying glass, will be displayed until July 26 at the gallery upstairs in the Sunworks store on Ross Street. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on First Friday.

Three local artists are showing their creations at the Viewpoint Gallery in the City of Red Deer Culture Services Centre at 3827 39th St. Alysse Bowd, Robin Lambert, and Erin Boake, of the Red Deer area, will have paintings, ceramics and sculptures exhibited until July 30. The gallery will be open until 6:30 p.m. on First Friday.

Boake also has other paintings showing at The Velvet Olive until the end of July.

Kwayask Kikway (In Balance), an exhibit of works by Amanda Howse can be seen at the Corridor Gallery downstairs at the Red Deer Recreation Centre until July 30. It is open until 9:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Cafe Pichilingue is displaying works by Tyler Waldo.

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