Springville Museum of Art
UP: Impressions of Utah: Selections from the Stewart Collection
through December 31. Utah's stunning and varied beauty as seen through the "eye of the artist," is depicted in this exhibition curated by Diane P. Stewart. Works by LeConte Stewart, Lee Greene Richards, and Waldo Midgley are among the notable Utah artists on display.
Through November 28. AND: Courtroom Art: A Twenty Five Year Retrospective
. Artist Scott Snow engages audiences with some very important history and interesting stories represented through pieces in this show. Through February 2, 2008. ALSO: Soviet Art in Conflict: The Artist as an Agent of Social Change.
This exhibition explores the stunning art work produced in the Soviet Union from 1934-1985, in light of three conflicting pulls: personal artistic aspirations, external stylistic developments, and the dictates & ideology imposed by the Soviet State. A Symposium and Evening for Educators event will be held in conjunction with this exhibition on November 14th. 22nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art Show
, a juried exhibition of Utah artists, through December 27 (see page 1
Woodbury Art Museum
UP: Art For Life
benefit exhibition and auction through December 14. Proceeds from this event will assist in the formation of an endowment for the Woodbury Art Museum, and as development funds for the proposed Fine & Performing Arts Center on campus. This event presents works by 70 professional artists from across Utah available through silent and live auction to a select group of UVSC (UVU) supporters. Every work in the exhibit is available at a minimum bid that is a savings of 25% off the regular retail value.
Covey Center for the Arts
(425 W Center St. Provo; 852-7007) UP: Artful Fiber
an exhibit of natural fibers formed, textured, pieced, dyed, printed, stitched, and embellished into unique objects of art by the Utah Surface Design Group.
Terra Nova Gallery
UP: Great Things/Small Packages '07, through December 21, features works by a variety of gallery regulars including Todd Orchard, Lehi Canal, Linda Paulsen, Bill Sturgis, and Anne Weber.
Brigham Young University Museum of Art
UP:Cliché and Collusion: Video Works by Grant Stevens,
an exhibition of twelve video works by contemporary artist Grant Stevens that incorporate familiar excerpts from advertising, music, film, and common conversation. Exhibit continues through February 9, 2008. (see October edition
AND: Splendor and Spectacle: Images of Dance from Court Ballet to Broadway
, a new exhibition at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, illustrates the evolution of ballet from the 18th-century courts of Europe, through the great 19th-century Romantic Ballet, to the arrival of the art form in America in the 1860s. The exhibit features 65 prints and 33 objets d'art
from the private collection of BYU faculty members Madison and Debra Sowell. Through December 31.
ALSO: Minerva Teichert: Pageants in Paint,
through May 26, 2008, examines how the American mural and pageantry movements influenced Teichert's artistic production through 45 of her large-scale narrative murals (see page 1
BYU Harold B. Library Exhibits
UP: Contemporary Reliquaries: Housing the Mementos of Our Day
in the Auditorium Gallery, level 1 through November 29. In the genealogy of reliquary construction, the works in this exhibition are the most recent. The artists whose works are included use the medieval reliquary form to display objects that they view as emblematic of our modern-day society. From humorous to serious, each reliquary holds a unique insight that can be puzzled out through the symbols it contains. List of Participants: Steve Brudniak, Daniel Essig, John Hodge, Covington, Wayne Kimball, Andy Kosorok, Becky McDonah, Frank McEntire, Chris Purdie, Jason Lanegan and Brian Christensen.
AND: Chaunte Vaughn
in the Hallway Gallery, level 2 through November 30.
B.F. LARSEN GALLERY
(BYU CAMPUS) UP: Treasures of a Child
, works by Kathryn Kennington
he artist's final BFA exhibition, represents her exploration of the ideas of simplicity, discovery and childhood. A challenge is given to viewers to relearn to see and to discover the simple and the beautiful in our everyday lives. Through November 15. Reception: November 14, 7 -9 pm.
AND: Evolution of Artifacts
, new work by Chris Purdie, demonstrates the artist's ongoing exploration of materials, techniques and concepts.The similarities between the layers of a painting and the layers of experiences in life are a constant theme in his work. Chris wants to be known as a well-rounded and versatile artist, as well as being respected for his vast knowledge and innovative use of subject, concept, and technique. Producing paintings that illustrate the evolving procession of life and providing a conduit to the viewer’s soul are what motivates Chris’ work. Through November 15. Reception: November 14, 7 -9 pm.