Kiwanis Art Gallery

Vintage Charm

Roller Derby
Watercolour, 2021
Kathleen Polson

Red Deer Arts Council is pleased to present Vintage Charm: Works by Kathleen Polson which runs from November 16, 2021 to January 3, 2022 in the Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer Public Library.

First Friday Red Deer Opening: December 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Open to the public during library hours:

Monday to Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 12 – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday: Closed

Cool Ride
Oil Painting, 2020
Kathleen Polson

Penny Candy
Oils, 2021
Kathleen Polson

Get your Retro Groove on with Vintage Charm at the Kiwanis Gallery

As technology seems to be faster and faster, Kathleen Polson, a local artist, wants to recapture the beauty of vintage objects that speak to a simpler time and slower pace of life. Searching out objects from the 50s, 60s and 70s, at antique stores, people’s homes, and her own basement, has inspired her to capture them in a modern way that makes an interesting visual experience and takes the viewer on a journey down memory lane.

From her artist statement:

“Using watercolours and oil paints, I hope to create fun, colourful and beautiful works of art depicting vintage items and to create nostalgic feelings. It has been fun to search out old items like roller skates, vintage bicycles, or a ’60s telephone with a handset and a cord that my grandson doesn't even know how to use. “

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