Kiwanis Art Gallery

Reaching for the Sky
Acrylic on Cradleboard
Linda Mah

Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library are pleased to present, Echoes of Italy: Abstract Landscapes by Linda Mah running from October 17 to December 2, 2023 in the Kiwanis Gallery.

Calgary artist, Linda Mah journeyed through Italy in 2015 and captured the impressions of the landscape and historical architecture with her camera and developed this exhibit using various media including encaustic, watercolour and mixed media. In her desire to share this fascinating country, Linda used images from her photographs to share a unique point of view by remembering the individual random details from columns in Rome to the pigeons in Venice. As the exhibit developed, she felt herself on a journey of discovery both with her art and with her memories. This exhibit is a distillation of that journey.

From Linda Mah’s artist statement:

The Echoes of Italy exhibit idea was born from a vacation to Italy in October 2015. The tour itinerary had 25 of us exploring museums, churches, villas, coastal towns, cultural and historical sites, plus so much more. With my camera,I captured hundreds of images—landscapes as they whizzed by the bus window on the way to the Adriatic coast, ancient cityscapes from the streets of Matera, intricate patterns of the mosaics of Pompeii, as well as the rich colours from paintings in The Vatican. Details large and small, all seemed to matter.

. . . My desire is for the viewer to discover a journey of their own within the Echoes of Italy, by following their unique viewpoint and worldview.”

First Friday Red Deer Opening: December 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm with a holiday musical performance by Christopher Lamontagne of Mountain Music Events!

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