Past Exhibits 2013

Red Deer Arts Council were pleased to present in the Kiwanis Gallery for 2013:

Jan 3 to Feb 19           Borrowing Art: The Red Deer Public Library Art Lending Program

Imagine borrowing a Picasso or a Salvador Dali or even an Andy Warhol! They do in Germany.  And our very own local library has lots of original, framed artworks in a variety of two-dimensional media by our very own local artists with your library membership. Ready to hang in your office or your home, each work represents this unique collection of artwork.  This exhibit highlights this unique art lending program of our local library.

Business Sense, Drypoint Etching, Eric Burton

Business Sense, Drypoint Etching, Eric Burton

“Looking at a painting in a museum is different from living with it. Art is like everything in life – it’s something you can practice and learn how to live with. One has to learn that art isn’t at a higher level than other things – it’s important, but it’s not sacred, and everybody can have access to it.” Heide Bayat, Director, Berlin Mitte Artothek    

First Friday, January 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.

First Friday Opening, February 1st from 6:30 to 8:30 – Kimmy Beach and Fran Kimmel read from their works.

February 21 to 14       Steps Along our Journey

Come celebrate the cultural richness in Central Alberta. View portraits of immigrant and refugee youth who have moved to Red Deer from countries all over the world. The photos, by Tracy Kuhl Photography Red Deer, in this exhibit are part of a book which shares these youth’s stories in their own words. The photos were taken at the Old Court House and City Hall Park, downtown Red Deer. This book will be launched on February 23, 2013 in the Snell Auditorium. For more information on this initiative please contact: Rachel Pinno at Central Alberta Refugee Effort 403-346-8818

Feb 26 to April 25      When the City Isn’t Looking: Photographs by Bill Peters

In this series of photographs, Calgarian Bill Peters spends his time looking at the built environment in an abstract, interpretive way. His images are metaphors for what he feels for the city, the land, the future. He invites viewers to enter into the profound emotional connection he feels about each scene and to become more aware and see cities and their visual landscape, differently. Images from Calgary, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, New York, Montreal – and maybe Red Deer – will help us see these cities through Bill’s unique vision.    

Window Washer, Calgary, Photo by Bill Peters

Window Washer, Calgary, Photo by Bill Peters

First Friday, March 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Come and meet Bill and discuss his unique vision of city life through his eye. Refreshments served. First Friday, April 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 – Bruce Jacobson will be performing. Bill Peters will also be in attendance.

April 30 to May 26     The 28th Middle Schools Awesome Art Show

Featuring artwork from five middle schools of Red Deer, 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!

Opening Reception First Friday: May 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm . Come and meet the students and enjoy their interesting artwork.

Kiryu, Plastic/Felt Pen, Robertlee Morin, Grade 7, Westpark Middle School
Kiryu, Plastic/Felt Pen, Robertlee Morin, Grade 7, Westpark Middle School

May 28 to June 22     Hangups and Insights: The 5th Annual IB and AP Art Show with Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School and Hunting Hills High School

Featuring the work of the 2013 graduating students of the Advanced Placement and the International Baccalaureate Art Programs, this exhibit showcases the young people who will be the next generation of talented artists. This exhibit marks a wonderful way to wrap up another year of guiding these talented artists along their singular creative journeys.

First Friday Opening: June 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm with Students and Instructors; everyone welcome to attend and help us celebrate these fine young artists!

Lykaios – “Wolf-like”, Raku, Morgan Walz, LTCHS

Lykaios – “Wolf-like”, Raku, Morgan Walz, LTCHS

June 24 to August 25, 2013      Alberta Skies: Acrylic Paintings by Judith Hall

Alberta is the land of the big sky.  It is the dominant feature of our landscape. Our lives are affected by our Alberta Skies. In this series of paintings, Calgarian Judith Hall examines the skies in all its many moods and manifestations; a Chinook arch bringing warm weather in winter; sunrise and sunset in all their majestic colours; a sky full of storm clouds brings a sense of forbidding; a night time sky reminds us we are on a planet; and the northern lights dance in the sky. It does not matter whether we live in urban or rural areas, the north or the south, or anywhere in between, the sky is always there as an important part of the view.

Explore the Alberta sky with Judith and discover your favourite sky! 

Fields in Bloom, Acrylic, Judith Hall

Fields in Bloom, Acrylic, Judith Hall

First Friday, July 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm      Share with Judith the special glories of our Alberta skies and enjoy refreshments at this First Friday of the summer events!

Heart and Soul, Assemblage, Dawna Dey Harrish

Heart and Soul, Assemblage, Dawna Dey Harrish

August 27 to Oct 6   Connections: Fibre Art by Dawna Dey Harrish

In this series of wall hangings and soft sculptures, Sherwood Park artist, Dawna Dey Harrish examines relationships between people through a lifetime as well as the values and emotions that shape memories and family relationships. Dawna is inspired by her ever-growing collection of vintage objects she incorporates into her multi-media constructions. Her three-dimensional collage artworks, rendered in shadow frames, wall quilts and soft sculptures, feature stuffed, distressed and painted gloves. Dawna uses familiar materials and processes, but deploys them in unexpected way, engaging the viewer in a visual dialogue that addresses issues of life, loss and hope.

First Friday, September 6th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

First Friday, October 4 from 6:30 to 8:30     Details to be announced

October 9 to December 1    Rooted in the Arts II: The AFA Collection

From the collections of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, this look at artists from Central Alberta bear witness to the wealth of talent to be found in our region.

The Ranger’s New Mask, Wood Engraving, Jim Westergard, Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

The Ranger’s New Mask, Wood Engraving, Jim Westergard, Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

First Friday, November 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm  Music and food enliven this special Centennial Exhibit from RDAC!

December 4 to December 29             RDAC Members Juried Exhibition    

Join the Red Deer Arts Council Visual Arts Members in this special members’ exhibition. The exhibit was open to all RDAC visual arts members and expresses the quality of works of the artists in our membership from emerging to professional and includes Red Deer area and beyond! 20 members showcase everything from oils, watercolours, acrylics, mixed media, photography, ceramics, sculpture, embossed metal works, jewellery and fabric art. The works in the show are mainly for sale and this is your chance to purchase a one-of-a-kind piece of art for your Christmas delight. Explore our members’ artworks and join them for our First Friday Red Deer: Opening December 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Snell Auditorium and our gallery. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend!

Applesauce, Watercolour, Sue Barker

Applesauce, Watercolour, Sue Barker

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