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Red Deer Art Galleries In September


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Kiwanis Gallery – * in Red Deer Public Library – operated by the Red Deer Arts Council

* First Friday Red Deer is sponsored by Red Deer Downtown Business Association for the Kiwanis Gallery, 4818 49 Street

Title: Alberta Spirit Show 2017     Artists:  Alberta Community Art Clubs Association members

Media: Mixed Media                      Dates: August 21 to October 15, 2017

Reception: First Friday Red Deer from 6 to 8 pm.


Red Deer Museum Art Gallery, 4525 47 A Avenue

Opening two exhibits:

Title:  The Other Passport            Artists: Marnie Blair, Jill Ho-You, and Heather Huston Media: Mixed Media, Prints

Dates: August 26th to October 29, 2017


Title:  Keepsakes of Conflict: Trench Art & other Canadian War-Related Craft

Presenting Organization: Exhibition Curated by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery Media: Mixed Media

Dates: September 2nd to November 19th, 2017

Opening  Reception for both: First Friday Red Deer from 5 to 8 pm.


A Art Gallery & Unique Collections, Unit 203, 4919 49th Street – 403- 896-8882

Title: Beyond Nature            Artist: Christine Karron

Media: Acrylics                      Dates: September 1  to 30, 2017

Reception: First Friday Red Deer from 4 to 6 pm.


The Gallery on the Alley – Alberta Art and Drafting, 4711 – 49 Avenue

Title: Obsession with Lilly White Artist: Fran Schlosser

Media:  Oil on Canvas                     Dates: September 1 to 30, 2017

Reception: First Friday Red Deer from 5 to 8 pm.



*Gallery shows new and continuing but no receptions although some spaces are open to the public.

 Corridor Community Gallery – at the downtown Recreation Centre, 4501-47A Avenue

Title:      Untitled                                               Artists: Taylor Bootsma and Natalie Elgersma

Dates: August 1 – September 26, 2017         Media: Drawings and Photographs respectively

No First Friday Red Deer reception


Viewpoint Gallery, Cultural Services Centre, 3827 – 39 Street, Red Deer

Title: No title                    Artists: Alysse Bowd and Shirley Rimer

Media:  Ceramic Sculpture           Dates: August 31 to October 31, 2017

No First Friday Red Deer reception

(403)309-4091                    Hours: M-F 8 am – 4:30 pm, closed noon-1 pm


Harris-Warke Gallery, upstairs in the Sunworks Home & Garden Store, 4924 Ross Street

Title: Greekopolis                                           Artist: Jean-René LeBlanc

Media:  Digital Infrared Photography       Dates: August 29, 2017 – October 7, 2017

No First Friday Red Deer reception


The Hub on Ross, 4936 Ross Street (NEW exhibit)

Title:      Rae’s Acrylic Experience                Artist: Rae MacDonald

Media:  Fluid & Heavy Body Acrylics, Resin         Dates of Exhibit: September 1-October 2, 2017

No First Friday Red Deer reception

Closing Reception with Interactive Activities : Sept 30 from 11-4 pm


Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Title:  Botanical Art- My Perspective        Artist: Elaine Funnell

Media: Watercolour                       Dates: July 17 to September 15, 2017

No First Friday Red Deer reception – exhibit continuing


The Lyrical Gallery, Unit 206, 4919 49th Street – 403- 896-8882

Title: ongoing  Lyrical abstracts         Artist: Cathy Bible

Media: Acrylics and media      Dates of show: September 1  to 30, 2017

No First Friday Red Deer reception but available through A Art Gallery

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Another sign of Red Deer returning to life – Museum + Art Gallery planning its Re-opening

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The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery “MAG” is Re-opening 

The MAG is ready to welcome you back! The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery plans to reopen to visitors on June 15th based on Stage 2 of Alberta’s Open For Summer Plan. Visitors can check out the travelling art exhibit APrairie Vernacular: Folk & Contemporary Art Narratives of Life On the Canadian Prairies at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG), showing from now until August 16, 2021. This exhibit includes over 50 artists, 9 themes with an amazing collection of work. A Prairie Vernacular is a travelling exhibition curated by Jennifer McRorie and Joanne; organized and toured by Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery in partnership with the Esplanade and is funded by the Government of Canada and Department of Canadian Heritage. The opening hours will be Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am – 4:30pm.Visits can be booked on the MAG website .


A Prairie Vernacular Exhibit examines historic and contemporary representations of the vernacular in artistic practice on the Canadian prairies, considering the relationship of folk art to contemporary art produced in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. These representations of the vernacular not only adopt the materials, methods and/or motivations of a folk aesthetic, but speak to shared contexts and subject matter, either reflecting on memories and histories of life on the prairies or presenting visual narratives rife with humour, fantasy, myth, politics, religion, and the prairie gothic. Artists represented in the exhibition include historic and contemporary untrained or self-taught artists, as well as academically trained artists whose works speak to the vernacular, the locality and history of the Prairie.


Words from Executive Director, Lorna Johnson:  

The Prairie Vernacular exhibition is a delightful and affectionate look at the Prairies, through the eyes of artists. All of the artworks reflect a deep love of place, and the personal memories, reflections and fantasies that are rooted in the prairie landscape. It is wonderful to see how the so-called folk artists have inspired some of Canada’s best-known artists to create works that celebrate prairie sensibilities. It is a lively and expansive show, and I hope visitors will soon be able to come and see it in person.  


Virtual Talks & Virtual Mini-Tours: 

  • Saturday, June 5, 2021 – 2 p.m.

“Indigenous Prairie Aesthetics” – Mini tour of Prairie Vernacular

  • Saturday, June 26, 2021 – 2 p.m.

“Memory and Memoria and the Everyday” – Mini tour of Prairie Vernacular

  • Saturday, July 10 – 2 p.m.

“Folk, Funk, Humor and Playfulness” – Mini tour of Prairie Vernacular

  • Thursday, July 22 – 6:30 p.m.

“Jude Griebel: The Influence of Prairie Folk Art on Contemporary Art

Practice” Artist Talk and Q & A

  • Saturday, July 24 – 2 p.m.

“Fantasy and the Surreal” – Mini tour of Prairie Vernacular

  • Saturday, Aug. 7 – 2 p.m.

“Prairie Gothic” – Mini tour of Prairie Vernacular

  • Thursday, Aug. 5 – 6:30 p.m.

“Place of Belonging” – Artist Talk and Q & A with Ken Housego

For more details regarding the exhibition A Prairie Vernacular contact Kim Verrier, Exhibitions Coordinator at [email protected]


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Children’s Festival will go ahead – Drive Thru Family Event on June 5

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Celebrating 15 Years

“Bring the Festival to your Backyard”

Join us June 5 as we celebrate the 15th Annual Central Alberta Children’s Festival at the “Bring the Festival to your Backyard” drive thru event!
We will have activity bags are full of games, activities, crafts and ideas to get you started with your own festival!
The activities in the bags are from community partners that we have enjoyed having at the festival over the last 14 years.
We are thankful for their support over the past years and with our drive thru event.

Everyone at the Children’s Festival misses being in the park and seeing all of the families enjoying themselves.
Please share photos of your “Festival”, tag us on FB (@CAChildfest) and IG (@familyservicesofcentralab) for a chance to win tickets to the 2022 Children’s Festival!
We hope you have fun with these activities and we hope to see you next year in person.

Limited number of bags, first come first served while quantities last.  One bag per vehicle
Due to COVID regulations, everyone must stay in their cars.

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