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April 3-May 31, 2017

Artist:  Jen Obst

Our Tiny Neighbors: An Artist's Rendition of an Assortment of Microbes

Meet the artist on First Friday April 7th in the gallery between 5:30 & 7:30 pm

 Jen Obst

Artist Statement

In Our Tiny Neighbors: An Artist's Rendition of an Assortment of Microbes Jen Obst creates something beautiful out of what is often seen as ugly, dangerous and even deadly.  Her fascination with the microscopic world, particularly infectious microbes, brings about this series of drawings of complicated biological structures.  E.coli, penicillin and skin melanoma are amongst the specimens Obst has chosen to explore in her work.  Using a variety of mediums such as pastels, ink and graphite, she creates drawings that celebrate the unsettling beauty of these unique pathogens.   

Biography

Jen Obst is a student artist currently attending Red Deer College in the Visual Art program. She works in both 2D and 3D media with a keen interest in painting, ceramics, and drawing. While in attendance at Red Deer College she was awarded the Golley Ceramics Scholarship and Louise McKinney Scholarship.  Obst is pursuing a BFA. Her work has been shown locally in Red Deer at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery and the Knock Knock Gallery at the Red Deer College.

Hours

Monday to Friday 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed for stat holidays.

Facilitated by The City of Red Deer Culture Services and featuring the work of local emerging and established artists, the Corridor Community Gallery is located on the lower level of the Recreation Centre (4501 - 47A Avenue). Exhibits are changed bi-monthly. 

Call to Artists:

Are you interested in showing your artwork in the Corridor Community Gallery? Please contact us at 403-309-4617 or culturemailbox@reddeer.ca 

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May - June 2017

Guest artists invited by members of the Viewpoint Collective:

Penguins carry fish dish  

Janey Geddes Caine  

Born and raised in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Janey Geddes Caine has called Alberta home since 1989.  She has worked in a variety of situations from harvesting mushrooms (the edible store-bought kind) to dental hygiene. Her children now being adults (and mostly independent) and her husband/soulmate medically retired (or just plain tired), she is able to pursue her true interest in the fine arts. With completion of the two-year diploma programs at Red Deer College, Caine will be working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts and looking forward to whatever the future may bring.

 

Iron shape teapots

Carmen Belanger

Carmen Belanger is an interdisciplinary artist from Prince Edward Island. She recently completed her Visual Art Diploma at Red Deer College. Her drawing was selected for the Colleges + Institutes Canada Showcase in the spring of 2016. Belanger is interested in the mundane moments of our day-to-day lives.

 

Collin J. Örthner

Piper Creek Watershed 

I decided to create a “photographic project” challenging myself to find the unique and interesting aspects in an area that many people overlook as ordinary and banal. For the past year and a half I have concentrated my photography to the watershed of a small stream called Piper Creek which flows through Red Deer County and then into the city of Red Deer. It`s a small watershed of only 80-100 square kilometres and is easy for me to access and limits where I can roam. Within the county the creek is small, slow, and not very evident except during spring run-off or after a heavy rainfall.  

There is almost no area within the watershed that has not been impacted by the hands of man, with the exception of the designated park/natural area within the city limits, called Bower Woods. The watershed within the county tends to be used mostly for agriculture and a few acreages, and the area within the city consisting of a dense and chaotic woods that often keeps the creek hidden from view. I am enjoying the challenge I have given myself for this on-going project, and have driven virtually every road in the area many times. Depending on conditions or lighting, have come to realize when certain situations lend themselves to intriguing imagery.

Being an ongoing project, I expect to continue concentrating my efforts through the rest of this year at least, with the possibility of publishing a book once I feel I have completed the project. 

The Viewpoint Gallery is located in the Culture Services Centre  3827-39 St. Red Deer - (403)309-4091

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., closed noon - 1 p.m.

For more information on the gallery and member artists visit Viewpoint Gallery.

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 for a listing of Red Deer art galleries, locations and hours of operation.

Gallery Guide 2016 (pdf)

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