Up & Upcoming to the South
Covey Center for the Arts UP: First Annual Covey Center Statewide Summer Art Showcase, designed to highlight the best work of Utah artists, featuring juried winners Mary Houge, Michael Soelberg, Carrie Wilson, Maria Hurlbert, Robert Krejci, Kirk Parkinson, Jordan Weisenburger, and Russell Ricks. UPCOMING: Works on Paper features drawing and mixed-media art from Orem artist Namon Bills.|0| The exhibit includes pieces from two series of work: a set of mixed media pieces (collage, drawing and painting), and the second is a series of drawings (mostly graphite, but with various drawing media mixed in). Both series are an exploration of form taking as their subject matter sculpture (mainly Egyptian), geometry and birds.
Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with Arts of Islamic Culture poses the question “What makes Islamic Art, Islamic?” To address this, Dr. Al Khemir has created a show of over 250 works that features historical and geographic background with succeeding sections of calligraphy, figurative imagery and pattern. |1| People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest focuses on iconic images of people in the American Southwest: pioneers, cowboys, and Indians moving across a vast uninhabited landscape;
men and women engaged in the hard labor of taming a wild land. |2| AND: Object of Devotion, medieval English alabaster sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum that date back to the early 1300s.|3| AND: In e.g. video artist Will Lamson visualizes relationships between serenity and chaos through the art of balancing.|4| AND: michael whiting: 8-bit modern, in the Museum's Sculpture Garden, features brightly painted, massive, pixilated sculptures exploring the visual relationship between early video games and 1960s minimalism.|5|
BYU Library Exhibits UP: Michael Slade
Sweden: Family History Sites. Auditorium Gallery, level 1. AND: BarbraJean Hardwick Whiteley:
Celebrate Park City. UPCOMING: Rick Nye:
Utah County Art Gallery UP: Freedom Festival Children's Show.
UPCOMING: Jewel Queenbury.
Woodbury Art Museum UP: Art of Our Century,
contemporary work from the western region of the United States selected by jurors Julie Nester and Melissa Soltesz.
Springville Museum of Art UPCOMING: The 39th Annual Quilt Show, co-sponsored by the Utah Valley Quilt Guild and the Corn Wagon Quilt Company, celebrates the talent and creativity of quilters across Utah.|6|AND: 150 Years of Cyrus Dallin, celebrates the native son and co-founder of the museum's collection, with forty of the artist's works. AND: Explorations: 50-Year Retrospective of Painting by Anton (Tony) Rasmussen. A well-known presence in Utah painting for decades, Rasmussen is well-regarded for his abstract works and his masterful and powerful renderings of Utah's canyons and deserts.
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St. George Art Museum UP: Starry, Starry Night, National Parks through the Lens of Wally Pacholka Show features photographs from Pacholka's “America the Beautiful at Night” project, where he photographs the fascinating night skies over America’s key national parks and landmarks.|7| AND: Clouds and the Night Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Survey, an exhibition of 30 photographs by three regional artists – Adam Jahiel, Daniel Cheek and Nolan Preece – which examines loss, change and abandonment in the American West.|8| AND: Starry, Starry Night: The Paintings of Serena. The beauty, truth, and freedom of canyons and rivers pulse through Serena Supplee. Her passionate palette captures the expansion of rims, the movement of rivers, and the dance of clouds with the lighting on canyon walls, and the night which is dark though alive with the star filled sky full of galaxies.|9|
Sears Art Gallery UP: There are Always Stories to Tell, St. George artists Craig Fetzer, Sam Lawlor, Dilleen Marsh, Lonni Clarke, BJ Thorkelson and Bonnie Conrad paint the local landscape. AND: In the Eccles Grand Foyer: Greg Murray: Photography.
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UP: Center Into the Woods: A Painted Diary of the Dixie National Forest, twenty works by Arlene Braithwaite marking the opening of a new campus exhibition space in the Hunter Conference Center.|10|AND: The Southern Utah Art Invitational Exhibit features works by some of Southern Utah’s most celebrated artists as well as introducing the art of rising young talent. AND: The Psychedelic Years: Rock Posters & Handbills from the San Francisco Bay Area, 1966-1971.
Utah Shakespeare Festival (SUU campus) UP: Truth, Mirth, and Turmoil: Shakespeare Paintings by Richard Lance Russell features a score of paintings, depicting powerful scenes and memorable characters from Shakespeare's plays. In Russel's work, loose areas contrast with well developed portions to concentrate the viewer's eye on a dramatic moment or thematic tension (see page 3).|11|
CUAC UP: superHUMAN features artists who pull freely from speculative models, (from classic Greek myths to comic books and graphic novels, from sci-fi literature to television) working in various mediums to help shape modern hybrid styles and bring new audiences into the conversation, challenging the assumptions that have sometimes kept speculative art outside serious discussion (see page 1). Works by Blanka Amezkua, Edgar Arcenaux, Kevin Darmanie, Kurt Forman, Chitra Ganesh,
Fay Ku, Shaun El C. Leonardo, Kerry James Marshall, Wanda Ortiz, Dulce Pinzón, William Pope.L, Robert Pruitt, Xaviera Simmons, Saya Woolfalk. AND: The artists in New Mystics reinvent the role of mystic for themselves, calling attention to the ambiguities of both creativity and mysticism while also invoking the shaman’s important role as the community’s first artist. They direct us toward our own human frailties and vulnerabilities, their work suggesting that these supposed imperfections may, in fact, be genuine strengths—and for the artist especially, the very source of his or her greatest creativity. Featuring work by Fidalis Buehler,
Fionn McCabe and