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Springville Museum of Art
UP: Theodore Milton Wassmer: "In Memoriam,"
up through the end of March, commemorates the art of one of Utah's most prolific and personable artists, who passed away in November of 2006.
Trevor Weight writes that the artist, affectionately known as Ted was born in Salt Lake City in 1910, one of eight children. "One of his earliest and fondest memories was of the Wassmer children receiving a dime each for Christmas; the others bought candy, but Ted, then just six years old, bought the box of crayons he had longed for. At age seventeen he came across the artist Frank Zimbeaux sitting at his easel painting the old Salt Lake Theater. Ted was fascinated and credited this fortuitous event with inspiring him to become an artist."
"Ted married an accomplished Salt lake City artist by the name of Judy Farnsworth Lund in New York, and the couple made their home in Woodstock, where they pursued art careers, collected art, and traveled the world." When the Wassmers returned to Utah in 1985 they donated over 1,500 works of art and sculpture and over 1,700 volumes on art and literature to Utah's museums and institutions. The Springville Museum was the largest beneficiary of their largesse.
After 50 years of marriage, Judy passed away in 1996. Ted continued to paint his distinctive, poetic watercolors, showing his work in galleries as well as sharing with countless friends. "He was driven," notes his friend Vern Swanson, "with the need to be productive and generous. Ted created his art to within a few days of his death leaving a legacy which brought the 'School of Paris' to Utah." |0-1|
Bill Patterson, co-curator of the exhibition at the Springville Museum of Art said, "from a modest beginning, Ted was blessed with a long and rewarding life. He is remembered not only for his art, but for his personality, charm and wit, and his charity." Co-curator Ruth Allred said, "Ted Wassmer has contributed so much to the arts in Utah as an artist and as a patron of the arts. He will surely be missed, and we are pleased to be able to honor his life's work and legacy with this exhibition."
UPCOMING: 24 February - 4 April, 2007, 35th All-State High Schools of Utah Show.
Brigham Young University Museum of Art
UP: Beholding Salvation: Images of Christ
, through June 16, 2007, chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ through 170 works of paintings, prints, icons, illuminated manuscripts and sculpture from diverse times and creeds. A lecture series will accompany the exhibition. Click the Museum website above for more information.
AND: The Quiet Landscapes of William B. Post
February 3 - May 28. William B. Post photographed the picturesque rural landscape of Maine for more than two decades in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He meticulously crafted images of the natural world, celebrating its spiritual and aesthetic grandeur and earning himself wide-spread recognition as a leading photographic pioneer.|2-4| The Quiet Landscapes of William B. Post
, the first exhibition devoted to this photographer since his death in 1921, features 60 of his original platinum prints and place his work within the larger context of a photographic movement known as “pictorialism.” Practitioners of pictorial photography sought to create images of high aesthetic value, experimenting with the principles of other art movements, particularly French Barbizon painting and Impressionism. Post’s photographs of snow-covered fields, blooming gardens and delicate water lilies are among the finest works of pictorial landscape photography from the era.
UPCOMING: Paths to Impressionism: French and American Landscape Paintings from the Worcester Art Museum
February 16, 2006 - July 8, 2007 is a major exhibition tracing the changing traditions of the Barbizon and Impressionist movements as their popularity rose in France and influenced the art of America. The exhibition is comprised of 42 lush landscape paintings from the Worcester Art Museum’s collection and features landscape paintings by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, George Inness|5|
, Claude Monet|6|
, John Singer Sargent, Alfred Sisley and many others.
Harold B. Lee Library (Brigham Young University Campus)
UP: Dru Bailey Romania: My Story
, Juvenile Library, during the month of February.
Terra Nova Gallery
UP: Still Life is Still Alive
art by Brian Kershiznik, Rebecca Lee, Rebecca Wagstaff, Colleen Parker, Joanne Smith, Robert Gardner through February 23 (see page 8
UP: Upon invitation from Gallery One Ten, Annabelle Gaag, a young artist from Geneva Switzerland, graduating from Brigham Young University, stages her Senior show. Her work creates a memorable unconventional art experience by installations made of textiles and other integrated objects. Visitors have described it as "walking into an imaginary world." |7|
It will still be open to the public on Thursday the 8th and Friday the 9th of February, from 6 to 9pm. The gallery will be closed the rest of the month for renovations and reopen for its one year anniversary celebration on March 2.
Storefront Galleries (145 N University Ave, 250 W Center, 273 W Center, 48 North 300 West; 377-5700)
UP: Art by Stan Lance, Howard W. Hoover, Ruel Brown, Jen Harmon Allen, Rebecca Cooper, Kristena Eden, and David Holcomb.
Utah County Gallery
(151 S University Ave; 785-2059) UP: Art by BYU Illustration Students.
Woodbury Art Museum
UP: UVSC Faculty exhibit (see page 8
). UPCOMING: UVSC Student exhibit March 2 - 31.