Horses, people, mountains and history meet in the photographs of artist Lacombe

“Arto’s photographs give us a glimpse into the little-known world of Ya Ha Tinda Ranch – the horses, the people and the daily rhythm through the seasons.”

About the artist

Arto Djerdjerian was born in Cairo, Egypt, to Armenian parents. He grew up and studied photography in Montreal. He has been photographing seriously since the age of sixteen.

Living and working in Alberta since 1977, Arto Djerdjerian devotes himself full time to his practice as a photographer in Alberta. His works include special commissions, architectural, corporate, equine and portrait. Arto’s works are exhibited in numerous private collections, corporate offices and government buildings.

Arto Djerdjerian is interested in the integration of fine art and photography. He continues to expand his vision and photography of the environment, from the backyard to the wilderness of Alberta to Wyoming and the urban world from New York to Montreal.

Overview of the first Fridays: Friday December 3, 5-8 p.m.

Join us for a preview of the exhibition Ya Ha Tinda – The Ranch: Photography by Arto Djerdjerian as part of First Fridays Red Deer! Informal tours available.

Opening reception: Sunday December 12, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Join us at 2 p.m. for the opening of the new exhibitions Ya Ha Tinda – The Ranch: Photograph by Arto Djerdjerian and OUR West Country: Outdoor painting on the eastern slopes of Alberta. Artists present.

Conferences and visits:

Artist interview with Arto Djerdjerian – Join Arto Djerdjerian in a talk about his 6-year process to photograph Ya Ha Tinda, the ranch.

Art Speaks – The Art of Photography with Arto Djerdjerian: Join Arto Djerdjerian for a conference on his photographic process and artistic practice. Mandatory pre-registration on the MAG website. Art Speaks is a partnership between the Red Deer Arts Council and the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery.

  • February 23, 2022 – 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Open for First Fridays! Guide in the gallery

2 O’CLOCK TOURS – Informal tours led by staff.

  • December 4, 2 p.m.
  • February 12, 2 p.m.

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