Up & Upcoming to the South
ST. GEORGE AREA
St. George Art Museum UP: Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art traces the histories of coiled basketry in Africa and America and explores the evolution of an ancient art.|0| Featuring baskets from the low country of South Carolina and Georgia as well as from diverse regions of Africa, the exhibition traces the story of coiled basketry from the domestication of rice in Africa, through the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the Carolina rice plantation, and then into the present day. Through AND: Willow Stories: Utah Navajo Story Baskets, features basketwork created by four generations of Navajo people, and illustrates how the role of the basket has changed over time.|1| AND: Navajo Children: Weaving the Future, includes rugs created by Navajo children, and are on loan from the non-profit organization and “Adopt an Elder Program.”|2| .
Sears Gallery UPCOMING: Follow the Leader, an exhibit by Rockford Orvin that looks at the power of modern media and its effects in creating a mass produced individual. Orvin spreads a unique social commentary through dramatic images and assertive color selection.
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UPCOMING: Future SUMA Artists 3 Inch Art Show A special showcase of children’s art created by grades K-5 as the first project to draw attention to the future Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA). .
Moonflower Market (39 E 100 N
435-259-2725) UPCOMING: Take a walk on the wild side with Hunter Imagery’s documentary style of photography of aerial adventure and endurance sports.
Back of Beyond Books/Arches Book Company UPCOMING: Watercolors by Peggy Oki depicting the high desert landscapes of her favorite climbing areas including the Moab area, Joshua Tree and Yosemite National Parks.
Framed Image Fine Art UPCOMING: Jonathon Frank (see the 15 Bytes profile) returns with a new body of “high definition” watercolor and ink landscapes. Also a retrospective by local photographer, Chris Conrad.
Overlook Gallery (83 E. Center St.
435-259-3861) UPCOMING: Don Weller presents an exhibit of watercolor paintings based on a horseback artist’s experiences in the Moab area and across the rural West.
Museum of Moab UPCOMING: The museum will display the Guild’s always popular themed challenge quilts. This year’s theme: “Quilts in Bloom” will showcase creative floral designs and use of textiles in homage to spring.
Off The Wall Gallery UPCOMING: 20 local and regional artists and crafts people working in metal, clay, wood, fiber, jewelry, glass, oils, watercolors and pastels.
Moab Arts and Recreation Center UPCOMING:
The MARC presents photographs by participants of the 8th annual Moab Photography Symposium. The Symposium gathers nationally recognized photographers to share their work and insights with guests from all over the US. The public will be treated to a wide variety of photographic styles and visions.
Gallery 24 UP: 2011 Season Opener, with work by over twenty local and regional artists.
CUAC UPCOMING: Dis/continuum
work by Blake Carrington. Carrington operates within the spheres of visual, sound and media art. His work in all of these varieties is informed largely by cultural geography, landscape and architecture. AND: Heritage Highway Juried Art Exhibition, held in conjunction with Ephraim's Scandinavian Festival May 27 – June 7, and juried by Paul Bingham.
Friends of Historic Spring City UPCOMING: Heritage Day Celebration, includes Historic Pioneer Home Tour, Tour of Spring City homes (ticket required),
Art Squared, Silent Auction for original art by local artists,
Art Show, antiques market and food booths and local vendors.
Terra Nova Gallery UP: Portals, work by Linda G. Paulsen.
Utah County Art Gallery UP: Spring Fine Art Juried Show.Springville Museum of Art UP: 87th Annual Spring Salon, features over 200 works by Utah artists, including award winners Jeff Pugh, Shea Guevara, David Meikle, Sandy Freckleton Gagon, Travis Tanner and Sunny B. Taylor.
BYU Library Exhibits UP:Elise Lauren Capener
Photography Student Project.
Terrazzo Gallery, level 3. AND: Smart Space I
BYU Visual Arts Dept. Student Projects
Humanities Reference area, level 5.
There will be different installations every couple of months. AND: BYU Communications Dept. | Annual Advertising Half Show
Student Projects .
Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: Carl Bloch: The Master's Hand, an exhibit of five large altar paintings by Lutheran Danish artist Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834 – 1890).(see our January edition). AND: At War!: The Changing Face of American War Illustration, consists of nearly 70 works of art, including posters, paintings, comic strips, editorial cartoons, animation and video and examines the similarities and differences of both the medium and message of American war imagery from 1913 to 2003. |7| AND: The Matter of Words: Adam Bateman, Harrell Fletcher, and John Fraser features 46 works of art by three contemporary artists that reference the medium of the printed word. AND: Brian Knep's "Healing 1" on view in the lower level electronic gallery. The work uses custom algorithms to create a glowing pool of organic patterns projected on the floor. These patterns tear and rebuild themselves as viewers walk across the projection, mirroring the healing process as a scar develops over a wound and reflecting the memory that those scars may hold.