Al Denyer’s studio is looking quite empty, as she has just taken some large drawings off the wall to go out to different exhibitions. The nationally known artist and U assistant professor, originally from Bath, England, tells us: “I am currently working on ‘The Green River Series’ of drawings and paintings, which address the river and its environment through the beauty and topography of its surroundings, with the objective of drawing attention to the need of environmental preservation. Working from sketches created on site as well as satellite aerial views of the region (I’m really interested in the topography of the area surrounding the Green) and lines created by rock strata. I am very excited to see the first finished works from this new series hung at the ‘Next’ exhibition, which opens at the Rio Gallery Jan. 16th.”
A graduate of the University of Utah, Ann Poore is a freelance writer and editor who spent most of her career at The Salt Lake Tribune. She also worked for Salt Lake City Weekly and has written for such publications as Utah Business Magazine and Salt Lake Magazine.