The Kiwanis Gallery hosts exhibits from artists around the province of Alberta.
The Red Deer Arts Council is responsible for programming this wonderful, unique gallery space. Eclectic rotating exhibits features artists working in all media and subject matter, from landscapes to abstracts to 3D. Artists range from emerging to professional and come from around the province. Two highly popular school exhibits are hosted in the spring and include five middle schools and two high schools. The gallery hosts opening receptions on the first Friday of every month. (View the 'First Friday Red Deer' tab for more information.)
Red Deer Arts Council operates the Kiwanis Gallery in partnership with the Red Deer Public Library. The exhibits in the Red Deer Public Library Kiwanis Art Gallery are scheduled, organized and maintained by the Visual Arts Committee of the Red Deer Arts Council. You can reach the Library at www.rdpl.org.
The Red Deer Arts Council Kiwanis Gallery is located in the downtown branch of the Red Deer Public Library at 4818 49 Street, Red Deer, AB.
Gallery viewing hours:
- Monday – Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:30 pm
- Friday and Saturday: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
- Sundays: 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
- First Friday Red Deer receptions: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Road West (R.R. 283 near Poplar Ridge School)
Acrylic on Board, 2018
Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library are pleased to present
Works by Lynn LeCorre
which runs from August 19 to October 14, 2019 in the Kiwanis Gallery.
First Friday Opening: September 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Artist will be in attendance. Members, affiliates, media, and invited guests are welcome to attend. Please call the office if you would like to attend.
En Plein Air artist Lynn LeCorre explores Alberta in her exhibit at the Kiwanis Gallery.
Travelling the highways and byways around Alberta inspired Lynn to not only discover what Alberta’s landscapes have to offer but to get out of her car and paint the landscape right on the spot! Dust, wind, rain, - it didn’t matter as long as she could capture the image of her beloved province.
Although, sometimes, she had to use a photograph when stepping out didn’t work, such as capturing the winter landscape or to get the aerial views from an airplane or the perfect view from the middle of a road.
Born in Regina but raised in St. Albert, Lynn has lived in Northern Alberta (Grande Prairie and High Level) for 21 years and Jasper for a few years. She has been an Alberta girl her whole life. The landscapes around the various places she lived inspired this exhibit after a move to Red Deer in 2016 to become the Education Coordinator at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. She balances that job with teaching youth painting classes for Culture Services with the City of Red Deer. She is once again
excited to explore the southern province with fresh eyes for new compositions and landscape challenges. That was the impetus for this show – to see how diverse the landscape is all across Alberta from her road trips and painting excursions.
From her artist statement:
Why ‘Alberta Bound?” I love a road trip! The diverse Alberta landscape inspires me. Having lived in Alberta all my life (from Edmonton, Jasper, High Level, Grande Prairie and now Red Deer) and with all my travels across the province, I am continually in awe of this land. When I drive, I am inspired to just pull over and paint what I see. So that is what I do. I pull off onto secondary highways, road allowances or any safe space that gives me the view I wish to paint. Armed with an easel, folding chair and
paints, I start sketching a composition. Then I paint quickly before the fleeting light and sky change. This is my challenge. I have been painting the Alberta landscape ‘en plein air’ for over 15 years and continue to search for new compositions and new challenges.
Warm Glow (Cypress Hills)
Acrylic on Board, 2017
Road East (David Thompson Hwy)
Acrylic on Board, 2017