Kiwanis Gallery

The exhibits in the Red Deer Public Library Kiwanis Art Gallery are scheduled, organized and maintained by the Visual Arts Committee of the Red Deer Arts Council. You can reach the Library at www.rdpl.org  Address of the Red Deer Public Library is 4818 – 49 Street.

We are thrilled to present our Red Deer Gallery Guide 2016 as a pdf format ready for downloading here:

Red Deer Gallery Guide-2016

Thanks to Culture Services staff for their invaluable help in making this a reality.

Call for Entry for Into the Garden, Renewal Exhibit

Download here for the criteria and submission form: Into the Garden, Renewal Call for Entry and Submission Form 2017

Call for Entry for Into the Garden, Renewal – information

The Kiwanis Gallery in Red Deer is holding a juried exhibition, Into the Garden, Renewal, December 29, 2017 to February 18, 2018. We are seeking Alberta artists who love to explore a floral or garden theme for this juried exhibition. Entries must be submitted to the Red Deer Arts Council by November 20, 2017 by 4:30 pm.

Renewal: regeneration, rebirth, replenishment, restoration, new beginning.

The theme for this juried exhibit celebrates our gardens in whatever form they may be found: wild, natural, groomed and all those artworks that depict our Canadian love of our gardens. We invite your insights and your submissions on our theme!

In 1994, the Red Deer and District Museum held the first Into the Garden exhibit with Elyse Eliot Los as the curator. Followed by 2000 Into the Garden, Again and in 2006, Into the Garden, Sanctuary.

The Visual Arts Committee of the Red Deer Arts Council wants to re-ignite our passion for gardens and all they mean to us. Works of art about flowers and gardens have a long and glorious past. Let’s bring that passion for all things garden-related into our cold winter months by celebrating our love of flowers and gardens in this garden of renewal! We know this exhibit will appeal to all those folks with the winter blahs who could not afford to travel to a place like Hawaii and those darned credit card bills from the Christmas season that inevitably arrive in January.

From Elyse Eliot-Los’s history of the garden exhibits:

“Flowers are the universal symbols of beauty and have played a role in human events all over the world throughout the ages… Growing up in Holland, I thought of the cultural importance of flowers and how it is the country whose major export to the rest of the world is flowers.”

The exhibits in the Kiwanis Gallery are scheduled, organized and maintained by the Visual Arts Committee of the Red Deer Arts Council. The Kiwanis Gallery is located in the lower level of the Red Deer Public Library at 4818 – 49 Street, Red Deer, AB.

Submissions are to be mailed to the Red Deer Arts Council at 110, 4818 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4A3 no later than 4:30 pm on November 20, 2017. Or sent electronically to reddeerartscouncil@gmail.com

 

Call for Entry to Kiwanis Gallery 2018 and 2019 is Closed

Click here to download the submission details in pdf form: Call for Entry Kiwanis Gallery for 2018 and 2019 -Submission Details

Exhibition Schedule for Kiwanis Gallery 2017

 December 29, 2016 to February 19, 2017    Selfies: Mixed Media by Renu Mathew

Enter the digital age where it has become increasing popular to snap a ‘selfie’ of yourself and post it to a social media site. Our sense of privacy is changing and more of our lives are open to others. In this exhibit, Olds artist, Renu Mathew, questions and celebrates the images that individuals have chosen to publicly portray of themselves, in her stylized figurative sculptures, paintings and mixed media work. Taken from Facebook and Twitter from the public domain, the works will range from comedic to beautiful reflecting the range of selfies that exist.

First Friday Red Deer Opening: January 6, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

First Friday Red Deer Opening: February 3, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm With Heritage Lanes Comedy Troupe 

 

February 22 to April 23        Trains, Planes and Automobiles – Journeys From the Past and Into the Future – A Red Deer Arts Council Visual Arts Members Juried Exhibition      

As part of Canada’s 150th in 2017, we challenged our visual arts members to bring their creative talents to bear as we ‘journey’ together into this imaginative exhibit. Canada’s vast geography from land to sea inspires great artists from all over the globe. This is their chance to show their vision and “Think Canada”!

            Where are you going? Where have you gone? When you travel what is the focus: the journey itself or the destination? How do you travel? What is your mode of transportation; sentimental, practical, spiritual or other? Why do certain places inspire you more than others? Is your inspiration based on historical retrospectives or a dream of the future? Who do you see going with you as you journey or who do you visit?

            The Visual Arts Committee of the Red Deer Arts Council invited our visual arts members to get wickedly creative and participate in this show to share their stories of travel, their journeys, real or imagined, through their fine art and craft.

First Friday Red Deer Opening: March 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

First Friday Red Deer Opening: April 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm  In Concert with Charlie Jacobson

 

April 25 to May 22           The 32nd Middle Schools Awesome Art Show

From TV shows to Celebrities to the world around them, Middle School students see the world with unique eyes. What will catch their eye this year? This annual exhibit delights its audience with a variety of works expressing these young students’ talents as they experiment with different subject matter and media. Come see what is new!

First Friday Red Deer Opening: May 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Come and meet the students and see what they see.

 

May 24 to June 17                 Hang-ups and Insights: The 9th Annual IB and AP Art Show with

                                                Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School and Hunting Hills High School

This exhibit features the artwork of the 2016 graduating students of the Advanced Placement and the International Baccalaureate Art Programs. Every year there are new things to see and experience through this show. From installation art to ceramics to prints and drawings and beyond, this exhibit showcases the young people who will be the next generation of talented artists. Explore their work with them.

First Friday Red Deer Opening: June 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with Students and Instructors; everyone is welcome to attend and help us celebrate these fine young artists!

 

June 19 to August 19             cottonwoodSky: Paintings by Theresa Potter and Lorene Runham

From beautiful prairie skies to cottonwood trees in their (very – removed) own backyard, these two Olds and area artists are showcasing their complementary artworks in this series of work that shows different styles and techniques. Painting their surroundings inspired them to experience more fully the place they call home and celebrate the joy they find in rural Alberta’s changing seasons.

First Friday Red Deer Opening: July 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

First Friday Red Deer Opening: August 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with Writers’ Ink

 

August 21 to October 15      2017 ACACA Alberta Spirit Show

The Alberta Community Art Clubs Association is a province wide organization that supports artists in all stages of their development. Each year there is a zone show from North, Central and South whose jury selects winners to go onto the Alberta Wide Show. From there, they are juried again, and the result is this stunning exhibit of all the winners in each of eight categories. Between 20 and 30 works are chosen for the Alberta Spirit Show: the best of the best! Now is your chance to see what the ACACA members are capable of!

First Friday Red Deer Opening: September 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

First Friday Red Deer Opening: October 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to be announced

 

October 17 to November 19                        Presentification of Paradise: Digital Photographs

                                                            by Jean-René LeBlanc

This Calgary artist explores the conceptual use of digital infrared photography as a means of investigating new ways of looking at the world we live in. Shot on the Big Island of Hawaii, diptychs composed of images of abandoned vehicles are juxtaposed with pristine landscapes to attempt to address the paradoxes of beauty, capitalism and notions of paradise. Jean-René uses his work to explore the relationship between digital technology and culture as a means of exploring the concept of presentification (to make visible the invisible).

First Friday Red Deer Opening: November 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

 

November 21 to December 26         The Life of a River: Landscapes and cARTography by Carol Lynn Gilchrist

Following the Red Deer River from its headwaters near Skokie Mountain to its ending where it joins the South Saskatchewan River near Empress, local artist Carol Lynn Gilchrist will honour the life of the river and the beautiful Alberta settings it travels through. As a landscape painter and mapmaker, Carol Lynn angles the viewer’s perspective and shifts the idea of the river as landscape to explore the nature of moving water and land formations. Fragile and changing ecosystems are depicted in her cARTography. She celebrates this blue serpentine river carving through forests, farmland and crossing grasslands to join another major river at the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. Can you recognize the areas she paints? Come and explore the journey of our Red Deer River with her.

First Friday Red Deer Opening: December 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

 

December 29, 2017 to February 18, 2018    Into the Garden: Renewal

Flowers are the universal symbols of beauty and have played a role in human events all over the world throughout the ages. This juried exhibit celebrates our gardens in whatever form they may be found: wild, natural, groomed and all those artworks that depict our Canadian love of our gardens. Escape the winter blahs by exploring our garden for those of us who could not afford to travel to a place like Hawaii!

First Friday Red Deer Opening: January 5, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Come dressed as if you were heading out to a garden party or to enjoy the hot weather!

 

 

 

The Gift of Ellen Lyons – exhibit and fundraiser. Photos of the works held in the exhibit and some are still for sale. Contact the Arts Council for more information.

Feeding The Duck, Stoneware/Acrylic, Mo Leaney

Feeding The Duck, Stoneware/Acrylic, Mo Leaney

Sky, Oil, 1989, Art Whitehead

Sky, Oil, 1989, Art Whitehead

Burbank, Coloured Pencil, Ellen Lyons

Burbank, Coloured Pencil, Ellen Lyons

Watering Hole, Bear Flats, Fort Vermillion, Alta, Oil on Masonite, 1993, Kate More

Watering Hole, Bear Flats, Fort Vermillion, Alta, Oil on Masonite, 1993, Kate More

Patient Husband, Stoneware/Acrylic, Mo Leaney

Patient Husband, Stoneware/Acrylic, Mo Leaney

Miss Strickley, Stoneware/Acrylic, Mo Leaney

Miss Strickley, Stoneware/Acrylic, Mo Leaney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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