Lacombe gallery offers classes, more

The Gallery on Main in Lacombe has a packed fall program of exhibits and classes.

The Gallery on Main in Lacombe has a packed fall program of exhibits and classes.

The watercolour and acrylic paintings of Sandra Bingeman are featured at the gallery until Friday.

Starting on Saturday, Sept. 28, a new exhibit of paintings by Calgary nature artist Fraser Hine will be showing. Hine will attend a meet-and-greet opening reception that evening from 5 to 9 p.m.

During the Lacombe Culture and Harvest Festival, from Sept. 27 to 29, the Gallery on Main will stay open later (8 p.m. on Friday, 9 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday).

The fall art season will officially begin with a Gallery Mosaic Show and Sale at the gallery from Oct. 18 to 20. Paintings, pottery, stained glass and sculptures from more than 80 Alberta artists will be exhibited. Evening receptions will be held Friday and Saturday until 8 p.m., and the Gallery on Main will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

An animal pencil drawing class will be held at the gallery on Oct. 26, instructed by Dee Poisson. Learn to how to depict the musculature of a dog — a technique that can be applied to other animal forms. Poisson has done numerous canine portraits for the RCMP. Call 403-782-3402 for fee information and to register.

In November, the eclectic works of Red Deer artist Justina Smith will be featured at the gallery. An opening reception for the three-week exhibit will be held on Nov. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Learn how to paint birds with watercolours during a Nov. 16 class instructed by Bingeman. Goldfinches, hummingbirds, and chickadees will all be featured, as tips are shared on colour and shaping techniques. Call 403-782-3402 for fee information and to register.

More information about classes and exhibits can be found at www.thegalleryonmain.com.

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