Current Exhibitions

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Dickerson Pankratz

Time on Our Hands

Jen Pankratz and Teena Dickerson
May 6 - June 30, 2022

First Friday, June 3:

  • gallery open 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

About the Exhibition

In this body of work, two artists and post-secondary art studio technicians explore how time pressure in their technician work influences their own studio practice. Teena Dickerson and Jen Pankratz examine how the necessity of meaningfully efficient, flexible, and fluent creative thinking and skills in the education studio and the artists’ studio informs their work in ceramics and metal. The conceptual theme of this sculptural exploration is time, referring to the way the artists build, the amount of time it takes to create the work, and the concept of time that flows through both bodies of work. These artists/technicians look at time as an experience, medium, and material and find creativity in collaboration and camaraderie.

About the Artists

Jen Pankratz is a ceramic artist who has spent the last two decades channeling the figure to explore erosion of the body and mind. To reflect these passages of time, she multi-fires her hand-built porcelaneous sculptures, layering slip, terra sigillata, underglaze, oxide wash and glaze between firings. The final layer is often created using post-firing techniques that include encaustic and casein paint.

Teena Dickerson is a metal artist who has spent the last two decades specializing in the lost wax casting technique in gold, silver and bronze. In designing this body of work, her sculptures blur spatial and temporal boundaries collaborating through time, back to the last moments of the mollusk, back to the minerals settling, and the metal forming. 

Both artists are art technicians at Red Deer Polytechnic. 

Location/Hours

Regular Hours:

  • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Open until 8 p.m. on First Friday of the month
  • Facility will be closed Monday, May 23

Questions about the Viewpoint Gallery can be directed to:

The City of Red Deer, Community Development
5205 48 Ave (old Intermediate School building)
403-406-8820
culturemailbox@reddeer.ca 

Community and Program Facilitator - Visual Arts
403-406-8813

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Claire Giles self-portrait 2021

"The Many Sides of Me"

Self Portrait, 2021 - Tempera, sharpie, tissue paper

Claire Giles

June 13 - August 3, 2022

Mediums: acrylic, oil pastel, chalk pastel, sharpie, glue, tissue paper and marker

Artist Statement: Claire is 9 years old and is from Alix, Alberta. She has expressed  a love for exploring different mediums from the time she was able to hold a paint brush. She continues to expand her skills with the support of her Art teacher Tammy Shapka. Her favourite mediums are acrylic paint and ink.

About the Gallery:

Located adjacent to The City’s ceramics studio and recreation studios in the lower level of the Recreation Centre, this space provides a public venue for local artists and allows us to share in the talents and interests of fellow community members. Visit our Art Galleries page for more information.

Address:
4501 47A Avenue, Red Deer, AB (in lower level of the Recreation Centre)

Hours of operation: 
Monday - Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 5 p.m.
Holiday Hours: 12 - 5 p.m.
View Holiday Hours and Facility Closures 

Questions about the Corridor Community Gallery may be directed to:

The City of Red Deer, Community Development
403-406-8820
culturemailbox@reddeer.ca

Community and Program Facilitator, Visual Arts
403-406-8813

Gallery Guide

Whether you're looking for that special gift, a piece for your home or simply venturing out for a fun afternoon of gallery hopping, view the Gallery Guide (pdf) for a listing of Red Deer art galleries, locations and hours of operation.

For more information about the Gallery Guide, please contact the Red Deer Arts Council Visual Arts Committee at reddeerartscouncil@gmail.com or 403-348-2787.