December 2020 Schedule

First Friday Events for

December 4, 2020

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Kiwanis Gallery Exhibition at the Viewpoint!

Canyon Light
Oil, 2020
Joan Clement

Title: Scale

Artists: Members of the Red Deer Art Club
Viewpoint Gallery, Culture Services Centre, 5205 48 Street
Media: Mixed Media
Dates: November 18 – December 23, 2020
First Friday reception December 4th from 5:00 – 7:00pm with the artists in attendance.
Hours: Mon–Fri 8:00 am-4:30 pm, open weekends and after-hours during programs and events. For more information about the Viewpoint Gallery, please visit:

Title: Musical Hands

Artist: Carmen Winter
The Velvet Olive Lounge, 4928C 50 Street (access via back alley/51st Street)
Media: Mixed Media
Dates: December 1 – 31, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday December 4th from 6 – 8pm with the artist in attendance, with a performance of original music by Carmen Winter to follow 8 – 10pm. A study of hands by Carmen Winter. This body of work features local musicians and focuses on the intricacies that hands being to music in all forms. Drumming, strumming or fretting, hands bring soul to each note and tone. Inspired by monotone gesture styles atop antique sheet music, this show is a must se for any music lover. Socially distanced tables are available first come first served and all the art pieces will be available for sale directly through the bar. Cover for this show by donation.

Title: Christmas Art Reception
Artist: Various Gallery Artists
Curiosity Art & Framing, 4 – 4676 61 Street, Riverside Industrial
Media: Various
“We are having an Art reception on December 4, To highlight the works of our artists,we will be having light refreshments, in keeping with Covid requirements, and individually wrapped sugar cookies are a highlight, each one is shaped like a picture frame and has the name of an artist exhibited in the gallery on it. This Christmas cookie we hope, will encourage people to look for the artist named on their cookie and their artwork.
Again in keeping with Covid regulations, we are requesting people RSVP and have 3 time slots 3-5, 5-7 and 7-9 pm for people to come and view the exhibits.Email artcuriosities(at)

Gallery shows new and continuing with no receptions, although spaces are open to the public.

Title: remember to remember: new works

Artist: andrea dillingham-lacoursiere
Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Ave
Media: Acrylic Paintings
Dates: October 21 – December 18, 2020

you can't go home again
acrylic on canvas
andrea dillingham-lacoursiere, sept 2020
36" x 36"

Title: Escape with Me

Artists: Brenda Smith
A + Art Gallery & Unique Collections, Unit 203, 4919 49th Street
Media: Mixed Media
Dates: November 1 - 30, 2020
Opening Reception with artists in attendance on Friday November 6th from 3 – 5pm. Gallery hours Tuesday – Saturday from 12 – 5pm. COVID protocols in effect and only 20 guests allowed at a time. No refreshments available at this time.

The Caribbean Sea
Acrylic on Canvas
Brenda J Smith

Title: Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins

Curated/created by: Patrick and Marrisa Mitsuing
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525 47A Avenue
Media: Indigenous Regalia and Fine Craft
Dates: September 26, 2020 to February 27, 2021

No receptions for any exhibitions until 2021, due to COVID restrictions. Museum hours of operation are 10 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Please book your scheduled (but free) visit at
Exhibition Description: Ohcîwin is a Cree word meaning “The Origin” or telling of a story where something originated. 'Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins' features 7 powwow dance styles, with full Regalia and craft work. Curators and creators, Patrick Mitsuing and Marrisa Mitsuing, have gathered the stories, worked with the Artisans, and carefully built the Regalia for this exhibition.

Anne Frank: A History for Today – This exhibition reopens on Saturday, September 26th as well.

Venues closed until further notice:

Kiwanis Gallery, 4818 49 Street, in Red Deer Public Library – operated by Red Deer Arts Council
Closed due to RDPL renovations. Some previously scheduled exhibitions will be presented at the Viewpoint Gallery this fall. More details to come soon.

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