July 2024 Schedule

#FirstFridaysRedDeer

Events for JuLY 5, 2024

To download a Word format version of this list, please click here: July First Fridays

GALLERY GUIDE (2024 Edition)

We are excited to announce the launch of a new, interactive Gallery Guide being hosted on the City of Red Deer’s website. With a customizable map, and listings from all public, commercial, and community galleries around the city, this new online version will be a great way to find places to see and buy art in Red Deer! Visit the map and listings at: https://www.reddeer.ca/recreation-and-culture/arts-and-culture/art-galleries/gallery-guide/

The Embrace
Cold Cast Bronze with Resin, 2022
Deb Laninga

Connection: Sculptures by Deb Laninga

Artists: Deb Laninga
Media: Various Media
Kiwanis Public Art Gallery, Red Deer Public Library – Downtown Branch, 4818 49 Street
Exhibition Dates: June 18 – August 14, 2024
#FirstFridaysRedDeer Reception July 5th from 5:30 – 7:30pm with artist in attendance.
Description: Redwater artist Deb Laninga works in realism to preserve “that moment”; the moment where our humanity shines and is most evident and revealing. Shown throughout her sculptures of the figure and portrait, she creates art that captures a scene that will stay in your mind, a moment where you identify with emotions, memories, family, friends, and community. Deb Laninga’s objective is to offer the audience the time to pause, reflect on what really matters to us, take a deep breath, and remember moments that we cherish or can connect with. With the theme “Connection”, her artwork is about celebrating love, connection, self-worth, joy, sacrifice, family, and courage. This is her inspiration and comfort.


Wisdom
Pencil Crayon on Music Manuscript
Carmen Winter

Taming the ADHD Brain: Outside Looking In

Artists: Carmen Winter

Media: Mixed Media

The Red Deer Arts Council Community Gallery, 6–4919 49 Street

Exhibition Dates: July 4 – August 26, 2024

#FirstFridaysRedDeer reception July 5, 2024 from 5pm – 7pm with the artist in attendance.

Carmen Winter is a multidisciplinary artist working in 2D, 3D, and music. Known for local mural works around downtown Red Deer, guitar and songwriting skills, and sculptural creations, she is developing her artistic expression through various media and sharing her creative process.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 11am – 5pm

Romeo by Julia Roth
Fairbanks. Alaska
Romeo is a charming and passionate wolf who embodies the spirit of romance. With his sleek fur and piercing eyes, he captivates all who encounter him. Known for his gentle nature and poetic howls, Romeo serenades the moon and woos his love interests with elegance and grace. He is a symbol of love and devotion in the animal kingdom, leaving a lasting impression on those who witness his romantic endeavours.


The Wild Side

Artist: Julia Roth
Marjorie Wood Gallery, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Avenue, Red Deer, AB
Media: Mixed
Dates: June 25 – August 26, 2024
First Fridays Opening reception from 4 – 6pm on Friday, July 5 with the artist in attendance.
Description: Come explore this vivid interpretation of wild, and not so wild, creatures and landscapes.
https://www.instagram.com/joypop.art

Alberta Old Buildings with AR (Augmented Reality) Experience

Artists: Aeris Osborne
The Viewpoint Gallery, 5205 48 Avenue, Red Deer, AB
Media: Acrylic Paintings, Ink Sketches
Dates: July 5 – August 30, 2024
First Friday, July 5th: Gallery Hours 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Opening Reception 6:00-8:00 pm
Artist’s Talk 6:30 pm

About the Exhibition: This exhibit aims to combine Alberta heritage, art, and nature while promoting part of Alberta’s history and various historical architectural styles. Osborne’s project received the 2021-2022 Alberta Artist-in-Residence/Art Ambassador appointment from the Government of Alberta. She selected 10 Historical buildings across Alberta from hamlets to cities, including hotels, dwelling residences, government buildings, museums, railway station, and heritage sites that represent Alberta's local history and display various architectural styles. These historical buildings were selected for paintings based on their historical value, function, characteristics, and architectural styles.

The AR (Augmented Reality) element of the exhibition offers audiences an opportunity to learn and understand more about the subjects of the paintings. Using the ArtiviveApp, viewers can interact with each artwork to watch as the painting was created, view photos of the interiors and exteriors of each historical building, and more.

About the Artist: Aeris is a self-taught visual artist and a Hong Kong-Canadian immigrant who moved to Edmonton, AB, Canada in 2007 and has been painting for over a decade. Starting a new life in Edmonton offered a change in living environment, landscapes, and nature which moved her to use visual mediums to interpret her observations and express her unique vision. She enjoys exploring various mediums using bold and vivid colors in acrylic, ethereal mood in watercolor, and black and white ink pen drawing. Most of her creations are inspired by the beauty of the Canadian landscape, animals, streetscapes, and architecture. Aeris hopes that, in her paintings, you can find her inner peacefulness, joyfulness, and uniqueness.

About the Gallery: The Viewpoint Gallery showcases original works of art by individual artists and collectives, and curated exhibitions. The gallery is in the lobby of the City of Red Deer Culture Services facility. Visit our Viewpoint Gallery page for more information or call 403-406-8820.

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm.


Abstract vs Landscape... a conundrum

Artists: Kevin (Kelly) Christensen
Velvet Olive Lounge, 4928C 50 Street, Red Deer (enter from Ross Street Patio or back alley)
Dates: July 2 – August 31, 2024
First Friday Reception: July 5 from 5 – 7 pm
Artist Statement: Kevin (Kelly) Christensen is a versatile artist working in all media and genres from landscapes to abstract expressionism.

Storm Chasers

Artists: Lynn LeCorre, Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt, Don Albers, Bill Kossman, Wendy Meeres, Lyn Anderson, Margaret Blank, Barbi Hofer, Christel Langan and Many More!
Media: Various
Curiosity Art & Framing, 5002 48 Street, Red Deer
Dates: June 4 – July 24, 2024
#FirstFridaysRedDeer open late July 5th from 5 – 7pm with some artists in attendance.
Description: Come and see artistic interpretations of the Beauty and Power of Nature with our newest exhibit: Storm Chasers! This exhibit features pieces that depict different weather conditions and/or clouds in each of our artists unique styles.


Continuing Exhibitions



Being Human: Portraits of Homelessness by Lana Michelin

Artist: Lana Michelin
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG), 4525 47A Avenue
Exhibition Dates: April 27 – August 10, 2024
Description: Meet some of the clients of Red Deer’s Safe Harbour homeless shelter.
The 10 people depicted in these acrylic paintings range in age from 19 to 60-plus. They have all navigated difficult or traumatic life journeys and now suffer from addictions and or mental health problems.
The Being Human portrait exhibit asks viewers to reflect upon people that many of us overlook in the street. Knowing their challenges puts us closer to gaining an understanding. It is through understanding that we may find compassion. https://reddeermuseum.com/being-human-portraits-of-homelessness/

For Progress & Development: Red Deer Chamber of Commerce

Dates: May 4 to July 23, 2024
Description: For the past 130 years, Red Deer & District’s Chamber of Commerce has helped lead, direct and support the growth of Red Deer and central Alberta.
From its’ beginnings, as the Board of Trade, their goal was “the improvement of the town of Red Deer and district, commercially and municipally; the promotion of the district in its agricultural and natural resources; and in such other ways as may be beneficial to the district.”
The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery has rounded up stories, photographs and artifacts that help communicate the Chamber’s origins and impacts on our community from its inception.
Come discover intriguing parts of Red Deer & District’s historical progress and development through the lens of the Chamber. https://reddeermuseum.com/for-progress-and-develop...
Gallery Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat 10am - 430pm | Wednesdays & Fridays 10am - 8pm

Title: Here I Am – Can You See Me?

Artists: George Littlechild
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG), 4525 47A Avenue
Exhibition Dates: May 11 – August 17, 2024
Description: Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by MJ Belcourt. Produced with the assistance of Capital Power Corporation.
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Spring Summer Flora Red Deer

Media: Dennis Moffat

The Corridor Community Gallery, 4501 47A Ave, lower level inside the Recreation Centre

Dates: June 5 – August 30, 2024

About the Gallery: The Corridor Community Gallery is hosted by The City of Red Deer Community Development. This space provides a public venue for local emerging and established artists and allows us to share in the talents and interests of fellow community members.

For information on visual arts classes and programs offered by the City of Red Deer or to enquire about showing your artwork in the Corridor Community Gallery, please contact:The City of Red Deer, Community Development | 403-406-8820 | culturemailbox(at)reddeer.ca

Check in with these galleries directly for updated exhibition information:

Artribute Art School, 212 – 4836 50 Street, in the Old Courthouse. Treaty 6 & 7

Art in the Hallway, Northside Community Centre YMCA, 6391 76 Street

Lacombe Performing Arts Centre, 5227 Calgary Edmonton Trail, Lacombe, AB

Solorzano Spa Cafe & Wine Bar, 4631 50 Street, Red Deer

The White Gallery, downstairs from Sunworks Living, 4913 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB


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