Forts, food and scholarship funds are all on the agenda for Red Deer’s First Friday gallery openings for August.
The Hub on Ross presents an exhibit by Sarah E. Smith called Food For Thought. It runs from Aug. 1 to 31. The opening reception will be held on Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Little Forts in Peculiar Locations is the title of an artwork display by Robin Lambert at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. The exhibit will show from Aug. 1 to Sept. 12. A reception will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Harris Warke Gallery in the Sunworks store on Ross Street is featuring 3 for 4, a joint exhibit from artists Erin Boake, Andrea Dillingham, Justina Smith, and Paula Sommers. It runs from Aug. 3 to Sept. 8. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday.
Two Red Deer Arts Council scholarships will be presented by Mayor Morris Flewwelling in the Snell Auditorium of the Red Deer Public Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday. Red Deer College visual art student Luke Hermary of Sylvan Lake will receive the $500 Princess Margaret Scholarship for a high scoring post-secondary student submission.
And Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School student and pianist Dane Peavoy of Red Deer will receive the $500 Centennial Scholarship for a high scoring secondary student.
Those who attend the presentation will hear Elvin Berthiaume perform in the auditorium in conjunction with the exhibit, Flower Scapes: Recent Works by Elaine Tweedy, which is showing in the adjoining Kiwanis Gallery, run by the Red Deer Arts Council, until Aug. 19.
Berthiaume is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from the Rocky Mountain foothills who was in the first Canadian band to ever play in Moscow. He will perform his original works.
Arts from the Streets will feature a joint exhibit at 4935-51st St. A reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday.
Other art can also be viewed around the city, including the works of Russell Smethurst at Cafe Pichilingue on Ross Street from Aug. 1 to 31.
Paula Sommers will have her pieces displayed in the Velvet Olive lounge for the month of August.
And Michele King’s western lifestyle photographs will be exhibited in the Corridor Gallery, downstairs in the Red Deer Recreation Centre, until the end of August.