Exhibits & Gallery Events

The mandate of the Red Brick Common Public Art Gallery is to present in-person and virtual exhibitions of work by local artists, as well as stimulate creativity by showcasing art never seen before in the province. We promote, connect, and support artists, art-lovers, and the community through a variety of programming. Our efforts contribute to the dialogue of contemporary art and stimulate engagement with the art, along with cultivate creative community.

See our submission guidelines and upcoming calls for art submissions by clicking here.

The Red Brick Common Public Art Gallery is curated by award-winning artist and arts advocate Alexis Marie Chute.

CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITS

EXHIBIT TITLE: “Spirit Creatures of Ancient Shorelines” by Adele Duguay

Venue: Red Brick Common Public Art Gallery

Address: 5411-51 Street, Stony Plain, AB

Hours: Monday – Friday, 11am – 4pm

Exhibit Dates: August 6 – October 25, 2024

Opening Party: Saturday, September 21, 2024, 10 AM – 12 NOON. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission: Free

Description:

Alberta artist Adele Duguay will be displaying her unique collection of Spirit Creatures. Adele photographs the astonishing shapes and textures of rock in dramatic landscapes such as Writing on Stone Provincial Park, Alberta; Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona; and the coastline of Gabriola Island, British Columbia. These images are assembled and glued by hand onto 7 ft tall wooden panels creating a visionary totemic pantheon that stretches the imagination.

These unusual artworks tell a story of how ancient stone formations are ever-present and animated in the lives of people. Rocks carry information and energies that we can access. They are talismans, altars, memorials, thresholds, data holders, and tools for healing. Like intricately crafted monumental castles and churches, natural locations can also inspire a sense of the sacred: canyons, cliffs, and shorelines reveal the passage of eons – putting us in our place – so to speak.

Adele’s interpretation of the natural world goes beyond her career as a landscape designer. In this new work she delves deeper into the mystical essence of stones – allowing their pattern, colour, texture, and character to speak to the viewer of power, wisdom, truth, and grace. Each person’s experience of the Spirit Creatures will be unique. Here we have an opportunity, as the hands, feet and beating hearts of our ancestors, to reach into the past and communicate in a new way with our oldest relatives. What wonders they have known.

Curated by Alexis Marie Chute

 

EXHIBIT TITLE: “Do I know You? Contemporary Portraiture by Prairie-Based Artists”

Venue: Red Brick Common Public Art Gallery

Address: 5411-51 Street, Stony Plain, AB

Hours: Monday – Friday, 11am – 4pm

Exhibit Dates: May 1, 2024 – July 30, 2024

Opening Party: Thursday, May 16, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission: Free

Description:

There are many facial traits and expressions that unite us and define our collective humanity. In the gorgeous artwork of seven prairie-based Alberta artists, viewers can peer into the eyes of strangers, portraits of those who may or may not look like us. Through the intentional stare, we can come to appreciate the uniqueness of identity as conveyed by the artists and be inspired to appreciate the myriad of ways that we are both different and alike. This collection of contemporary portraiture will speak to those looking to embrace and redefine the ideas of otherness and beauty through the intimacy of ‘gaze.’

Exhibiting Artists: Agatha Chacinski, Amanda Komarniski, Harry Singh, Jose Bilo, Kira Chankasingh, Tere Cuellar, and Yulin Wang.

Curated by Alexis Marie Chute.

 

PAST EXHIBITS & EVENTS

EXHIBIT TITLE: “INGRAINED IN TIME”

Venue: Red Brick Common Public Art Gallery

Address: 5411-51 Street, Stony Plain, AB

Hours: Monday – Friday, 11am – 4pm

Exhibit Dates: January 25 – April 19, 2024

Admission: Free

Description: “Ingrained in Time” embraces old processes, film grain, and a classic style of personal photographic documentation. From the casual snapshot to urban scenes, travel, and social reportage, this collection of images is perfect for the retro photo lover. Experience the beauty of images that shrug off many of the ideals of the digital age, such as pin sharp detail, and reject the Instagram aesthetic in favor of visual nostalgia.

Photographers: Kathy BeamerStephen ChanBen ConleyAidan GuerraBohdan HrynyshynJoe PeckArturo PianzolaAsha RockMarie-Claire ShanahanStephen Wreakes, Qingan Zhang.

Curated by Alexis Marie Chute. 

More about InFocus: https://www.infocusphoto.ca/ 

 

 

EXHIBIT TITLE: “OF LAND, SKY, AND SEA”

Venue: Red Brick Common Public Art Gallery

Address: 5411-51 Street, Stony Plain, AB

Hours: Monday – Friday, 11am – 4pm

Exhibit Dates: January 25 – April 19, 2024

Admission: Free

Description: Get in touch with your wild side in this picturesque group exhibition which brings nature’s creatures up-close. They fly, scamper, swim, and tromp. The photographers in “Of Land, Sky, and Sea,” turn their lenses on sights most often enjoyed outside of urban settings.

Photographers: Roy BabiukNicola EddySuzanne GuayPaul HorsleyMary HughesBerkley JohnsonFrancesco LepreLouis OuimetCatherine PageCourtney Townsend, Qingan Zhang.

Curated by Alexis Marie Chute. 

INFOCUS PHOTO OPEN HOUSE

  • Date: Sunday, February 25, 2024
  • Time: 10am-12noon
  • Location: Red Brick Common Public Art Gallery, 5411-51 Street, Stony Plain
  • Admission: Free
  • Snacks: Red Brick Common Preserves
  • Description:

You’ll discover two great InFocus Photo Exhibits at the Red Brick Common Public Art Gallery in Stony Plain. The gallery is a hidden gem in Alberta. Bring a friend and enjoy photography while sampling delicious locally made treats.

INFOCUS PHOTO PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

  • Date: Sunday, February 25, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Red Brick Common Public Art Gallery, 5411-51 Street, Stony Plain, Alberta
  • Admission: Portfolio reviews require pre-booking. Book online: https://www.infocusphoto.ca/portfolio-reviews/
  • Description:

Refine your photography skills with expert portfolio reviews. Meet with experts in the photography world, elevate your art, unleash creativity, and make every shot count. Book your session now and stand out in the world of photography.

postponed – INFOCUS PHOTO SLOW ART DAY

  • Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Red Brick Common Public Art Gallery, 5411-51 Street, Stony Plain
  • Admission: $20. Register by emailing: artgallery@redbrickcommon.ca
  • Description:

Art has the capacity to heal, inspire, and awaken us. Be welcomed into the Red Brick Common Public Art Gallery and introduced to the InFocus Photo Exhibit artwork by Curator and healing-art visionary Alexis Marie Chute.

Be guided in long-durational art appreciation mindfulness and meditation exercises. Choose a photo in the exhibit to gaze at for the international “Slow Art Day” and be surprised at the results!

Visit with fellow guests over warm snacks and specialty drinks before engaging in a yoga session in the gallery amidst the inspiring photography. (Don’t forget your yoga mat! If you don’t own one, please let our organizer Alexis know: artgallery@redbrickcommon.ca)

The afternoon will fill your emotional and creative reservoir and you will leave the gallery feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy the week ahead.

Traveling Exhibit

The Red Brick Common Public Art Gallery is mounting its first ever traveling exhibit as a part of InFocus Photo 2024!

EXHIBIT TITLE: “COLOUR-POP: BOLD AND SURPRISING”

Exhibit Dates: February 2024

  • Venue: Stony Plain Town Office
  • Address: 4905-51 Avenue, Stony Plain
  • Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Admission: Free

Exhibit Dates: March 2024

  • Venue: Sturgeon Heights School
  • Address: 50 Hogan Road, St. Albert
  • Admission: Exhibit only open to school population

Exhibit Dates: April 2 – April 29, 2024

  • Venue: Edmonton City Hall
  • Address: 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
  • Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-6pm
  • Admission: Free

Description: “Colour Pop” explores the colour spectrum presented in unexpected thematic combinations. Each photograph in this collection is a visual explosion in a bold palette utilizing the language of colour to communicate and evoke emotion. The exhibition depicts the playful, joyous, limitless possibilities of colour. The photographers invite viewers to embrace the extraordinary spectrum of life seen through their camera lenses. From neon fashion photography to nature’s breathtaking hues, from food to fantasy, “Colour Pop” celebrates the distinctive and surprising power of color.

Photographers: Emogene, Heather Fryer, Leia Guo, Paul Horsley, Dan Lavery, Xiaohan Lu, Catherine Page, Steve Ricketts, Bob Royer, Mark Seabrook, Brian Searwar, Robyn Shortt.

Curated by Alexis Marie Chute