Up & Upcoming to the South
SUMA UP: Jimmie Jones: The Final Paintings.
These 15 paintings comprise the very best of Jones’ work and with the exception of “Point Sublime” were part of Jimmie’s gift to SUU, a gift which was the cornerstone of SUMA. Jones’ paintings of Zion and the Grand Canyon have given him the title of southern Utah’s premier landscape painter. AND: SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts (CVPA) Current Student Work. A revolving exhibit in all media of SUU Art and Design graduate and undergraduate student work is on display in the Maud Triesman Mason Gallery. AND: Kevin Kehoe: Western Therapy. Incorporating hikers, bikers, jeep riders and more, the artist depicts people enjoying the rugged wonders of the western landscape. Through October 1. AND: The Grand Circle Tour: National Parks Historic Photography Exhibit,
featuring photographs from the Southern Utah University Library’s Special Collections showing the route tourists took from 1920 through the 1960s to visit Zion National Park, Grand Canyon-North Rim, Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument. UPCOMING: ArtsAfire Invitational Exhibit and Sale, featuring work by ten plein air painters invited to paint in the Cedar Breaks National Monument. In addition to the plein air work, each artist will bring studio pieces for sale.
Randall L. Jones Theatre UP: Seasons, an exhibit of pastels by Arlene Braithwaite depicting the southern Utah landscape in all its variety.
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Sears Art Museum UP: Textures of Life, featuring Daphne Selbert: Rug Collection, Sandra Sandberg and the Textile Community, Karl Tippets, Doris Florig, and Sue Gilgen (see our review page 7).
St. George Art Museum UP: Main Gallery: The West’s Most Spectacular National Parks. This second of 3 juried exhibits features artworks of the National Park Service lands west of the Missouri, including Alaska, Hawaii, and American Samoa, selected by curator and author Donna Poulton, who was challenged to select 50 of those for this exhibit. AND: Mezzanine Gallery – Wild Land: Thomas Cole and The Birth of American Landscape Painting. Thomas Cole was not only an iconic 19th-century artist but a conservational visionary whose ideas on the natural world heralded the sense of American identity that we know today. This exhibit takes visitors “into the woods” and through Cole’s studio, revealing the ways in which he, and other artists of his time, pioneered cultural conversations that shaped our national landscape —intellectually, physically, and visually. AND: Legacy Gallery – The Natural Man by Photographer Mark Hedengren. This body of work--The Natural Man--is an exploration of our relationship with nature and the many creative ways we find to get back to its therapeutic surroundings. From cliff jumping to Salt Flats car racing, the desire to be in our natural surroundings is born into the human experience.
John Wesley Powell River Museum UP: Drift & Dream, watercolors and oils of rivers by Serena Supplee.
Granary Art Center UP: Beyond Structure: Representations of the American Barn, curated by Jason Lanegan, features artists who utilize the image of a barn in their work because of its place in the vernacular landscape. AND: Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten, a series of works by Diane Meyer in which cross stitch embroidery has been sewn directly into family photographs. As areas of the image are concealed by the embroidery, small, seemingly trivial details emerge while the larger picture and context are erased. UTAH COUNTY
Springville Museum of Art UP: Three Mile Radius, an exhibition featuring the art of Jacqui Larsen and the poetry of her husband Lance Larsen, Utah's Poet Laureate, documents the people, places and things of Springville, Utah. Jacqui and Lance worked with only one rule: that their inspiration must come from what they find in the three mile radius that surrounds Jacqui’s studio (see our review page 3). AND: Glimpses of Springville features visual artists exclusively from Springville and Mapleton and celebrates the artists in our “three mile radius.”
Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: Branding the American West: Paintings and Film 1900-1950 examines collectively the imaging of the American West by members of the New Mexican Taos Society of Artists and the California-based artist, Maynard Dixon (see our May 2016 edition). AND: Capturing the Canyon: Artists in the National Parks, a celebration of 100 years of art from Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zion, Arches, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands (see our May 2016 edition). AND: Reality Reorganized: Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball’s Mysterious Discursions
two Utah printmakers prove that there is room for wonder and whimsy in the contemporary art world (see our review in the June 2016 edition).
BYU Harold B. Lee Library UP: Jason Williams' Odds & Ends: A Collection of Photographs. AND: Mist of the Earth, an exhibition of photographs and photo-collages by Denise Milan that join memory and history, and invites viewers on a journey of imagination and reflection about the environmental challenges of development (see our review page 4).
Woodbury Art Museum UP: Permanent Collection Selections featuring Josef Sudek and guest artist Lyuba Prusak.UPCOMING: The George Sutherland Archives & Woodbury Art Museum present: 75 Years of Campus Life. The 75-year history of UVU is laid out for the community through artistic timelines and historical documents and photographs.
Writ & Vision UP: Flower Girls: Paintings by Emily Fox King. Her work has explored themes of femininity and feminism, employing a wide range of media including painting, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, video, and collage.