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March 2007
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Up and Upcoming
Up and Upcoming to the North
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Julie Nester Gallery UP: Looking In, an exhibition of new paintings by Philip Buller. Buller is known for his figurative paintings that have references to the Renaissance masters. His representational paintings transcend literal narratives through their ambiguity of historic time, suggestion of universal themes and an overriding intensity of feeling. In the paintings Buller often focuses his attention on the human face with its full range of emotive possibilities. As in many of Philip Buller's earlier figure paintings, we are seeing details or fragments of a larger scene, with only clues to the nature of the terrain. Within the body of work of Looking In, there is a sense of a great vastness beyond what is visible. It is as though something important is about to occur -- perhaps simply the next moment. The paintings evoke a stirring of spirit that is majestic, yet deeply simple. This work is an invitation toward considering the poignant details of our own experiences within this great and larger life.

Meyer Gallery UP Cary Henrie. The vivid colors and textures of Henrie's pieces are sculpted atop his two dimensional canvases. UPCOMING: During the month of March, the Meyer Gallery features a new opening every week. Saturday, March 10, 2006: Meet sculptor Dave McGary as he describes his newest limited edition bronze. Dave McGary is a fascinating and knowledgeable authority on Native American History: their figures, artifacts, stories and generations. He will be available to describe his connections with his many friends of Native American tribes in the Unites States and Canada. Saturday, March 17, 2006: Sheila Norgate. Birds, dogs, and animals rule the world of Sheila Norgate’s colorful, unrestrictive, acrylic canvases. Generally a self-taught artist, Sheila has been painting in her native British Columbia, Canada for most of her life. Friday, March 30, 2007:Seth Winegar. The Meyer Gallery welcomes back a collector's favorite: Seth Winegar, rejuvenated and revitalized, with a new collection of oil paintings. Featuring the varied landscape of our state of Utah, Winegar concentrates on honing his powers of observation, especially as it concerns color, texture, form and composition. His works are deep in rich, thick oil strokes. In some sections they are detailed studies of the subject, flowing into loose imaginative segments demonstrating Winegar’s love of juxtaposition and glazing.

Kimball Art Center UP: Managing Gravity: Sports Photography by David Burnett through March 11 in the Main Gallery. ALSO: Nathan Thomas Jones: Scattered Shadows and Collected Light through March 11 in Garage Gallery. This Salt Lake City photographer uses an antique view camera combined with new technology printing to produce unique scenic photographs. AND: In the Badami Gallery, Lesleigh: Paris -- A City of Light through March 11.
UPCOMING: The 3rd Annual Arte Latino: A Celebration of Latino Art in Utah, March 17 - April 20. Opening Night Ceremony Saturday, March 17 at 6 pm Arte Latino has been a tremendous success and we are proud to host this 3rd annual event for the community,” announced Kimball Art Center director, Pam Crowe-Weisberg. She added, “Latinos are an important part of the Utah population and it is an honor to celebrate their art and rich culture.” A variety of art by 12 Utah artists will be showcased in the exhibition in the Kimball Art Center. La Loteria, an exhibit of artistic pieces used in traditional games similar to the American game “bingo” will be on display in the Badami Gallery. The Arte Latino Opening Night Celebration at the Kimball Art Center 638 Park Avenue in Park City on Saturday, March 17th at 6 pm. Cuisine provided by La Casita Mexican Restaurant. § Live music will showcase the popular Utah band, Salsa Brava.

Montgomery Lee Fine Art UP:Bryan Mark Taylor and David Richey Johnsen. UPCOMING: Keith Larson and Joseph Alleman, Friday, March 16, 2007.

Terzian Gallery UP: Landscape painter Ronald Ray Rogers. Vibrant red, straight-forward design, and striking tree lines grace the canvas of Ronald Ray Rogers UPCOMING: Allison Willingham, Saturday March 17th, featuring a collection of Allison Willingham's work from six foot canvases to small intimate pieces. Willingham is poised and confident in her statement-a statement made with her signature vivid color palate and thick painterly brush strokes. Come meet the artist and enjoy food and great conversation!

Phoenix Gallery UP: Susan Swartz and James Vilona. UPCOMING: Carole Wade: March 9th, 2007.

Coda Gallery UP: Ben Steele and Tessa Mecham. UPCOMING: Heather Barron, beginning with a reception, Saturday March 10, 6-9 pm.

The Redstone Gallery UPCOMING: Diane Whitehead, with a reception March 24th from 6:00 to 9:00. Diane Whitehead is an avid outdoors woman and a self taught artist. She is praised for her strong brushstrokes and bold use of color that make her work come alive. Diane paints what she loves best; nature and animals. Her flowers and landscapes reflect the moods of the western mountains she calls home and her animals look you in the eye with a majesty and gentleness that create an instant bond. At once elegant and whimsical, Diane's animals touch our soul and our sense of humor. Diane is a full-time artist working from her studio in Park City and when the weather allows, a plein-air painter in the mountains she loves. We hope you can join us and take advantage of the opportunity to meet this talented artist.

Two Sisters Fine Art UP: A solo exhibition by Utah figure and landscape artist Steve McGinty.

BDAC UP: Through March 30, Bountiful/Davis Art Center Statewide Competition: All Galleries. Out of 167 artists submitting close to 400 works, about 115 pieces were selected by 108 artists. There are works in oil, pastel, watercolor, textiles, mixed media, photography, ceramic sculpture, bronze, acrylic, etchings, print-making, graphics, colored pencil, and mixed media sculpture. The juror for this year’s competition was Rob Adamson, Associate Professor of Art at Salt Lake Community College who made the following statement: I am very impressed with the number of great pieces entered into this show. I was also impressed by the variety of mediums. As the vast number of entries in the exhibit needed to be pared down substantially, I had to eliminate a large amount of entries. As a juror this made it very difficult for me. It was especially difficult since I had to decide between works of art that were almost of equal strength.

Brigham City Museum UP:Group Photography Exhibition: Images by Ted Van Horn, Bob Hills and Mark Weiler, through March 31. These three Salt Lake City photographers have a curiosity as wide as the horizon. Ted Van Horn has traveled the old Pony Express Road into Utah’s west desert to photograph wild horses. Bob Hills has trained his camera on an old Sinclair Service Station in the south end of Utah Lake. Near the Arizona/Utah border, Mark Weiler has framed sandstone formations in his viewfinder. Images by Van Horn, Hills and Weiler will hang in the Brigham City Museum-Gallery through Saturday, March 31.

AVA/Alliance for the Varied Arts UPCOMING: Barrett Doran MFA Photography March 9 through April 11, opening reception March 9.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art UP: Painted Perceptions of Cache Valley, through March 24, featuring the work of USU art department faculty member Woody Shepherd. This exhibition is comprised of 11 large paintings (measuring up to 8 feet by 11 feet), and were painted on site around Cache Valley and its canyons in such locales as Devil's Gate, Oxkiller Hollow, Beaver Basin and Sink Hollow. The paintings of dense grottoes and hills seen through the thicket of fallen trees offer an unusual view of Cache Valley,” says the museum’s assistant curator Deb Banerjee. Both our current and last month's On the Spot featured artists rate Shephard's as one of the best exhibits they have seen in recent memory. AND: Scott Grieger: Impersonations through May 31. During 1970, Scott Grieger created a series of images that "impersonated” famous works of art. The resulting photographs from his widely exhibited Impersonations series show Grieger acting out some well known artist’s work. A catalog with an essay by "MacArthur 'Genius' award-winner Dave Hickey will accompany the exhibition. ASLO: May Swenson’s Muse: Art and the West through August 4, 2007. Vignettes featuring new acquisitions from the permanent collection, audio recordings, paintings, sculpture and photographs that are combined with language from May Swenson’s poems. Each vignette explores how visual objects inspired Swenson’s writing and her relationship to the region.

UPCOMING: The 9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, March 21 - May 5, 2007. Eighty-two small sculptures from around the world show how artists have handled the challenges of space and scale dictated by the size of an ordinary shoebox. Organized by University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery.

Eccles Community Art Center UP: Through March, the 15th Statewide Photographic Competition, open to resident Utah photographers.

Gallery at the Station UP: Through the month of March, the paintings of husband and wife, Ron and Norma Molen.

Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery UP: Kristina Lenzi: Evidence an exhibit of paintings and video instalations from the DOVA adjunct faculty, in conjunction with her collaborative performance piece, with Mari Novotny-Jones, the Seven Deadly Sins, performed the last week of February. Lenzi's work blurs the line between paintings as objects and as evidence of the creative process.

Universe City UPCOMING: $99.95 or Less, for two days in the Strawberry Gallery, Friday, March 23 (5:00-8:00 pm) and Saturday, March 24 (noon-8:00 pm). The art sale will include art posters by Leia Bell, ceramics by Suzanne Storer, prints by Steven Stones, jewelry by Justina Parsons-Bernstein and 21st Century Barbarians, reinvented clothing by Karen McQuilken, photographs by Tom Szalay, paintings, turned wood by Jim Craig, prints by LeRoy Jennings and work by other artists.

Eight Utah artists have been included in an international exhibition of American landscapes that will tour China during 2007. Out West: The Great American Landscape is a collection of contemporary art depicting unique and dynamic aspects of the American West. Meridian International, in collaboration with the National Art Museum of China in Beijing and the Chinese Ministry of Culture, has organized the exhibition. Utah artists James Floyd ‘Jimmy’ Jones, Gary Kapp, Mark Knudsen, David Meikle, James Randle, A.D. Shaw, Gary Ernest Smith and Kathryn Stats are featured in the exhibition. The Utah Arts Council played a pivotal role in ensuring Utah artists and their works were represented in the China exhibition. According to Hunt, “The UAC provided Meridian with a catalog of Utah landscape artists and hosted two visits to Utah by Meridian Vice President Nancy Matthews. This cultural exchange project provides Utah artists with a venue to communicate the educational, cultural and social ideas of the American West and Utah.”

Awarded: At the BDAC Annual Competition: 1st Place: Don Weller, Oakley, Welcome to Yellowstone, watercolor. 2nd Place: Roger Cushing, Bountiful, Grazing, oil. 3rd Place: David Pendell, SLC, Water Dreams, Ceramics

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