Current Exhibitions

The City of Red Deer Culture Services facilitates two gallery spaces: the Corridor Community Gallery and the Viewpoint Gallery. Learn about the current exhibitions at each gallery below.

Viewpoint Gallery

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what I do for myself, I do for others as well Peter Stevens, Energized Sea Shore

L: Sheena McNiff-Wolfe, what I do for myself, I do for others as well
R: Peter Stevens, Energized Sea Shore

Centering Ourselves: Works of the Red Deer Pottery Club

Media: ceramic arts

November 4 - December 22, 2022 

First Friday, December 2

  • Gallery open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Opening Reception 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Artists’ talks starting at 6:30 p.m.

About the Exhibit:

Centering Ourselves: Works of the Red Deer Pottery Club showcases the depth and breadth of the work created by members of the group. Fifteen diverse individuals come together for this exhibition to share the fruits of their personal creative expression.  They have chosen to present a selection of wheel-thrown and hand-built functional, sculptural, and decorative pieces.

Many of the pieces were created at The Contour Studio in the Recreation Center here in Red Deer. Others were made in home studios, and several were glazed during communal raku firings.

About the Red Deer Pottery Club:

The Red Deer Pottery Club is a community organization that began in 1955 as a group of 40 people.  Originally the Red Deer and District Craft Center, it embraced pottery, woodworking, lapidary, basketry, copper tooling and visual art. Eventually the group focused only on pottery and in 1978 created The Contour Studio in the basement of the Recreation Centre. The Club still operates there today and has evolved from working in low fire clay to medium fire and increased both equipment and capacity in partnership with the City of Red Deer. Many members started their practice taking a pottery class through The City. Today, the Red Deer Pottery Club and the City of Red Deer Community Development and Recreation departments continue to share and maintain the Contour Studio space together. 

Over the years the club has participated in and hosted a variety of ceramic workshops with local and visiting artists. Raku firing has become a favorite workshop event hosted at the homes of club members where new and veteran members get together to socialize, teach, and practice the unique process. 

Red Deer Pottery Club has contributed to charities such as Gramma-Links’ Chili for a Cause, and the Ponoka Hospital and Care Center. Individual members donate their pieces to a variety of fundraisers and silent auctions in the community. Over its many years, the Club has held numerous exhibitions and sales at various locations in Red Deer and area. Volunteer members have recently begun a pilot project for a program called Clay in the AM for those living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. 

The Red Deer Pottery Club now has sixty members and a growing waiting list. The Contour Studio is a hub for creative activity where ceramic artists of all experience levels get together to share knowledge and techniques, make lifelong friendships, and support each other’s practice in a fun and dynamic environment.

About the Gallery:

The Viewpoint Gallery showcases original works of art by individual artists and collectives, and curated exhibitions. The gallery is in the lobby of the City of Red Deer Culture Services facility.  Visit our Viewpoint Gallery page for more information.

Address:
5205 48 Ave (in the old intermediate school building).

Hours of operation: 
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
First Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Facility closed: Friday, November 11

Questions about the Viewpoint Gallery may be directed to:

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

Corridor Community Gallery

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Audrey Rits

November 4 - February 1, 2022

Mediums: various painting media

Artist Statement: 

Audrey Rits is a self-taught artist born and raised in Alberta who started painting with oil, acrylic and watercolor six years ago.

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 artists and allows us to share in the talents and interests of fellow community members. Visit our Corridor Community Gallery 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