As the MAG is in a City-owned facility, we are adhering to City of Red Deer policy and taking part in the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program. Visitors aged 12 and older will need to provide proof of vaccination, proof of vaccination exemption, or proof of a negative test result. View our Calendar of Events for What's On this January!

Opening of Ya Ha Tinda - The Ranch & OUR West Country

Dec 12th, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the Opening Event for our Winter exhibits!

Ya Ha Tinda - The Ranch: Photography by Arto DjerdjerianOUR West Country: Plein Air Painting in Alberta's Eastern Slopes and Vestige: Photography by Yvette Brideau.

Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Artists will be in attendance.

*Visitors age 12+ are required to provide proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service in accordance with the Alberta Government’s Restriction Exemption Program.


mountain painting landscape

About Ya Ha Tinda - The Ranch:

Horses, people, mountains and history come together in the photography of Lacombe artist Arto Djerdjerian. For six years Arto has photographed life on the ranch at Ya Ha Tinda – Canada’s only federally owned and operated working horse ranch in Canada. Through patient observation, Arto skillfully composes photographs that capture the workaday routine of the ranch – images that speak of gritty, hard work but also of magnificent animals and stunning natural surroundings.

About OUR West Country:

The Eastern Slopes of Alberta and prospective coal mining in that area have been the focus of much controversy in the last year.

These mountains are more than the resources they hold. They provide the people of Alberta with much of the province’s fresh water supply as well as mental and physical connections to nature. They are places of spiritual importance for our Indigenous peoples and they provide artists with inspiration.

In the summer of 2021, five Central Alberta artists worked en plein air, painting and sketching onsite in the open air. Through their eyes, we experience the incredible landscape that is the West Country along the eastern slopes of Alberta’s Rockies.

About Vestige:

Yvette Brideau’s photography captures small and silent spots throughout Central Alberta. Empty windows and empty rooms reflect and echo what once was. Her work reflects what is left behind by the passage of time. This is a hallway exhibit: a small collection of 2 dimensional works on display in the MAG's lobby.

black and white photograph of door to a building

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