In Memory of Beloved Members

Diane Hermary - Our wonderful Secretary!

Originally hailing from Southern Ontario, Diane has been calling Alberta home since 1994; and Red Deer since 1996. She has been involved in the Arts and Culture scene from an early age, voraciously writing short stories and painting on rocks as a child. Later in life Diane had plans to go to journalism school, but when that didn’t pan out she promptly set up shop at local farmers markets and craft shows, selling paintings and other small items.

After the move to Red Deer, she partnered with two other like-minded women and helped to co-found the downtown retail shop housewarmings. Housewarmings is a local shop specializing in local artist consignment, and imported global artist discovery. Diane has since retired from this venture, but it's still going strong with a brand new store location on the south side of Ross Street!

Diane has been on the Executive Board of the Red Deer Arts Council for the last eight years (one year off-board but as recording secretary - because she loves to do it!), and had been involved in the RDAC’s predecessor the Red Deer and District Allied Arts Council for another previous six.

It seems that they just can’t get rid of her, and she likes that just fine.

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