REFLECTIONS FROM A CENTURY - Artists of Central Alberta

May 18th, 2013 - Aug 5th, 2013

"Reflections from a Century" takes us into the depths of the Red Deer MAG collection and reveals some hidden treasures rarely viewed by the public. Dating back to the time of Red Deer’s incorporation as a city and bringing us to the present day, the exhibition explores the visual realm of over 50 artists who have played a significant role in forming the artistic vision of Central Alberta."

~David More, Curator

Red Deer has had artists among its citizenry from its beginnings. In the early days of the city, the creative work of skilled musicians, actors, dancers, authors, playwrights, poets, painters, weavers, carvers and sculptors was often hidden from plain view. Much of the early art created was of a practical or functional nature or kept within the realm of entertainment or hobbies. As the community's expressive needs shifted and grew over the decades so did artistic endeavours. Reflective of a multi-cultural and very contemporary society, all forms of working artists now call Red Deer and Central Alberta home. The works selected in this exhibition come from the Red Deer MAG Collection and from studios of local artists.

Opening reception: Thursday May 23, 7:00pm

Curator Talk: Sunday June 23, 2:00pm

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