Since then, it has expanded into a vibrant, three-day, province wide celebration that has helped inspire the creation of Culture Days – a pan-Canadian movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
Living in these beautiful surroundings, I developed a sense of wonder at the vast spaces, beautiful skies and living landscapes that have become the theme for my paintings, as an artist, I love to go out in my van on frequent expeditions to all parts of Canada. I also take many excursions to Europe. These are my sources of inspiration.
Welcometo our World of Arts and Culture at Central Alberta Refugee Effort (CARE)Maple Room at Central Alberta Refugee Effort,Ground Floor, 5000 Gaetz Avenue: 10 AM – 4 PMExperience familyfriendly interactive and inter-generational visual, literary, and performingarts. 20 artists will be celebrating and demonstrating their talents.Featuring: paintings, drawings, photographs, etchings, henna, Chinesecalligraphy, Indian chalk art, films, crafts, and entertainment – singers,dancers, drummers, musicians, books, and poetry. Multicultural finger foodsavailable for refreshments.Contact:Jan Underwood, 403-346-8818-Extension-238; jan.underwood(at)care2centre.cawww.immigrant-centre.ca
The committee oversees the operation of the Kiwanis Gallery housed in the lower level of the Red Deer Public Library and works with fellow galleries to produce a list of galleries in the Red Deer community and promotes self-guided art tours on the first Friday of each month. These events, along with an annual Open Studio Tour and the occasional Pop-Up gallery, offer the community opportunities to connect with artists and their work on fun, personal level.
NorwegianLaft Hus Open HouseHeritageSquare, 11AM– 4 PMCome observe a Sami bracelet making class, taste aNorwegian Krumkake (cone-shaped cookie), watch a rosemaling paintingdemonstration and try it yourself! All this happens in our log house witha sod roof.Contact: norwegianlafthus(at)gmail.com
Maple Room at Central Alberta Refugee Effort,Ground Floor, 5000 Gaetz Avenue: 10AM – 4PMExperience familyfriendly interactive and inter-generational visual, literary, and performingarts. 20 artists will be celebrating and demonstrating their talents.Featuring: paintings, drawings, photographs, etchings, henna, Chinesecalligraphy, Indian chalk art, films, crafts, and entertainment – singers,dancers, drummers, musicians, books, and poetry. Multicultural finger foodsavailable for refreshments.Contact:Jan Underwood, 403-346-8818-Extension-238; jan.underwood(at)care2centre.ca www.immigrant-centre.ca
Red Deer’s Alberta Culture Days delights visitors and residents alike with this wonderful, eclectic mix of arts and culture events to attend and participate.
School Performances and Artists-in-the SchoolsEvents happen all day at various schools andthe Red Deer College Arts Centre.Presented by the Red Deer Arts Council:Theatrical performances for Middle School children at the Red Deer College Arts Centre allows students to access the performer Robert Palmer alias Flying Bob with a question and answer session following his performance of Be the Circus. Artists in the Elementary and High Schools get the students involved in all the arts from visual to literary to performing.These school based events are not open to the public.Contact:Diana Anderson, Coordinator 403-348-2787; email- info(at)reddeerartscouncil.ca
The Red Deer Arts Council Visual Arts Committee works to promote the visual arts in all its diverse forms through a variety of events, publications and opportunities for artists and art lovers.
The Visual Arts Committee welcomes new members to its committee. If you are interested in joining please contact the Office at 403-347-2787.
Live at the Hub features Justine Vandergrift The Hub on Ross, 4936 Ross Street, from 1 PM-3 PM Free live music!
Red Deer’s Alberta Culture Days 2018 will be held from September 28 to 30. More events will be added as the information becomes available. All events are free and family friendly!
I enjoy watercolour, mixed media, including oils, pastels, etching, and pen and ink. As a former floral designer and colour consultant, I appreciate the use of colour and what it can do for us in all areas of art, as well as fashion and interior design.
Behind Closed Doors –Collections TourRed Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 1 PM – 4 PMHave you ever wanted to see behind the scenes in a museum! Join usfor tours of the collection.Contact: reddeermuseum.com
Central AlbertaFilm Festival – CAFF 2017 Film Re-runsCAT Studios – Nickel Studio – 11 AM– 5PMWhat speaksof Culture in our country more than watching films and eating popcorn? Join us tocelebrate the art of cinema. The work of many local film makers and artistswill be showcased plus you willget a taste of the CAFF film festival experience.Contact:Tanya Mullakady info(at)cafilmfestival.ca 403-347-2627Maximum 60.
SITE #1 is at Festival Hall 4214 58 Street:Saturday, September 29 11 AM – 5 PM
Fred Penner Performance MemorialCentre, 4214 58 Street – 3 PM – 4 PMCity of Red Deer presents family entertainer Fred Penner. A free concertthat invites children, youth, and young at heart to enjoy!Contact: Caryn Ouwehand, Special Events Programmer 403-348-5078 caryn.ouwehand(at)reddder.cawww.reddeer.ca/AlbertaCultureDays Phone: (403) 347-8111Maximum attendance: 700
Original Theatre – Aladdin, the PantomimeTheHub on Ross, 4936 Ross Street – 12:30 PM and 1:30 PMCome experience the famous story ofAladdin. Be prepared to join in the fun,starring Curtis Labelle as the Genie and Jason Steele as the Evil Wizard. Contact: Jason.Steele(at)gov.ab.ca
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MeetAuthor Ruth Ohi Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch, 4818-49 Street, 11 AM – 12 PMRedDeer Public Library and Olson Memorial Celebration of Books present Ruth Ohi,children’s author-illustrator of 20 children’s books and illustrator of morethan 60! Ruth will offer an energetic and interactive presentation for youngreaders. All ages are welcome.Contact: Jill Griffith 403-346-4576 ext 2010 email: jgriffith(at)rdpl.org
Musical Pancake Breakfast on the Ross Street Patio TheHub on Ross, 4936 Ross Street – 10 AM- NoonThe friends of TheHub on Ross will be presenting a free pancake breakfast for the community.Music will be provided to enhance your eating experience. Donations welcome to support CARE communitypartnershipsContact: Bev.Randers(at)gov.ab.ca
Contact: Maureen Sak, w 403.347.8111 ext 4| c403.304.4478maureen.centralalbertatheatre(at)gmail.com
MAGnificent SaturdaysPresents: Leaves of PeaceRed Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 1 PM – 4 PMDrop-in family art-making! Experiment with colour mixing and use yournew colours to piece together a dynamic composition! On each leaf writesomething about your life that brings you peace.Contact: reddeermuseum.com
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Betty Schnell painting at the Mayor’s Garden Party, June 2016. Photo by L. Carter.
Alberta Culture Days began in 2008 as Alberta Arts Day, a one-day event to recognize the value of Alberta’s arts and cultural communities. There were 100 events held in 30 communities across the province, and a flagship celebration at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary.
The Red Deer Arts Council is pleased to present Betty Schnell’s artwork in the office starting June 19 to October 10, 2018.
BEADSbeCAUSE -The Ross Street Jewelry Project The Hub On Ross ,4936 Ross StreetJars of Beads for artisans on sale with allproceeds going towards the local charity for Suicide Prevention- Smiles ThruLindsey Foundation. Locally madejewellery and up-cycled Jewellery will also be on sale for the cause.Contact: TwylaJoy.Lapointe(at)gov.ab.ca
Celebration ofDanceA fun dance event showcasing different stylesof dance available in Red Deer. There will be information booths anddemonstrations throughout the day. Rob Ironside, Coordinator (403) 357-0483 or www.countrypridedanceclub.ca
Check out the events page (under news and events) for 2018’s Open Studio Tour with Red Deer and area artists.
CentralAlberta Theatre present CATena! Memorial Centre, 4214 58 Street, Doors open at 6:00 pm, Show is at 7:30 pm. Tours will be between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm.CATena is a free event that showcases scenes from the upcoming season, as well as providing an overview of the shows already booked for the Memorial Centre. There will be refreshments provided, as well as the option of a licensed concession for those who wish to indulge. Tours of the facility will be offered to show off the new renovations and familiarize the public with the facility and what it has to offer. It is a free evening of entertainment!
Capturing the beauty of nature in paper or canvas for all to enjoy is my ultimate goal.
Pop-Up Gallery Show & Sale and Kids Art Activity.TheRed Deer Arts Council and the Central Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association(CARTA) present a pop-up gallery show and sale of original artwork. Artist Jeanette Van Hyfte will present CREATE A SMILE CARD. Learn simple and fun techniquesusing acrylic inks, stamps, stickers and rollers to prepare a beautiful card.Contact: Diana Anderson, 403-348-2787, info(at)reddeerartscouncil.ca
Red Deer Culture Days has a many events to showcase our local arts and culture scene. Click on the dates below to see what happens on each day.
Born on the tenth of March, 1939, in Hardy Saskatchewan. My family moved when I was six years of age to the Poet’s corner of Saskatchewan, living in Wordsworth, Browning and Lampman. In 1961, I moved to Cessford, Alberta with my husband and children. Camping trips to the Rocky Mountains were a fun family past time. Through the years of raising a family, I had a desire to paint and after moving to the Red Deer area in 1978 I bought my first oil paints, I am mainly self taught but have added classes at the Red Deer College and many workshops.
SITE #2 is at RedDeer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525 47A Ave & Heritage Square, 4402 – 47 Ave.
Metis Presentation by Dr. Doris Jeanne MacKinnonRed Deer Museum + Art Gallery , 4525 47A Ave. 2 PM to 4 PMDr. MacKinnon will present on her book, Metis Pioneers: Marie Rose Delorme Smith and Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed, in which she compares the survival strategies of two Metis women born during the fur trade. Join us for this a compelling tale of two women’s acts of quiet resistance in the final days of the British Empire.Contact: reddeermuseum.com
Garlic City Market FestivalPiper Creek Project, 40th Avenue, south Red Deer (past the landfill on the east side) -11 AM to 4 PMRe-Think Red Deer joins Alberta Culture days with this extraordinary culinary event, the 2nd Annual Garlic City Market (Garlic Festival). A tasty treat for your taste buds.Contact: Rene Michalak -Phone: 403-505-4550 Email: info(at)rethinkreddeer.ca
As part of our promotion of the visual and literary arts, the Arts Council hosts individual artists’ work in our office space at Suite 110, 4818 50 Avenue. Visual art hangs on the walls and changes every 10 weeks; local writers’ books are on our shelves. Come and have a peek! Call for appointment to view – 403-348-2787.
Welcometo our World of Arts and Culture at Central Alberta Refugee Effort (CARE)
Cultural ShowcasePresentedby the Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society and their member organizations thisCulture Showcase promotes different cultural performing artists and culturaldisplays. Come and join in the fun and share your culture with us.Contact:Delores Coghill, 403-346-0055 Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society email:rdchs(at)telus.net
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