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April 2012
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah
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Bruce Case at the CUAC
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Exhibition Announcements
Up & Upcoming to the South
Prepared by 15 Bytes staff unless otherwise indicated. UPCOMING and UP listings should reach us by the last Wednesday of the month. Please send listings for this page to editor@artistsofutah.org

UTAH COUNTY
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 with over 250 works that features historical and geographic background with succeeding sections of calligraphy, figurative imagery and pattern. |0| AND: The Weir Family, 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art is the first major exhibition to collectively examine paintings by Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889), John Ferguson Weir (1841-1926), and Julian Alden Weir (1851-1919). . AND: Fleeting Impressions: Prints by James McNeill Whistler. Compared to Rembrandt by his contemporaries, American émigré artist James McNeill Whistler’s dual dedication to painting and printmaking invigorated the graphic arts movement and fundamentally influenced a generation of artists in the late nineteenth century.|1|AND: In the Electronic Gallery, Seoungho Cho’s video artwork blends West and East by overlaying the pulsing drum solo from Iron Butterfly’s famous 1960s rock song “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” with a Buddhist drumming ritual. The video focuses on the mesmerizing drummer, whose movements resemble those of a butterfly beating its wings in the air. UPCOMING: 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; and people from different cultures living in harmony with nature and each other.|2|

BYU Library Exhibits UP: Happy Birthday Charles Dickens, VIsual Arts Illustration 210: Digital Illustration Class Project. AND: Nick Bontorno. . AND: Communications Dept. Annual Advertising Half Show Student Projects.

Covey Center for the Arts UP: In Related, Marinus E. Wolf and Linnie Brown, a father and daughter pair, selected fourteen sets of crossword clues and answers and created a painting in response to each set. Wolf and Brown’s paintings for that set are displayed next to each other, with the titles coming directly from the clue and answer, showing the divergent paths their visual interpretations took (see our review page 7).|3| UPCOMING: Seasons in the Rockies: Landscapes by McRay Magleby. McRay Magleby served as creative director of BYU Publications & Graphics from 1969 to 1996. He is also a distinguished professor emeritus of graphic design at the University of Utah. Magleby, whose love of nature and hiking is the inspiration for his work says, " I know the painting is finished when a final brush stroke gives me the impression that I’m right there inside the picture.”|4|

Utah County Art Gallery UP: Diana Rae Lewis.

Terra Nova Gallery UP: Horns and Feathers, new work by Kelly Thurgood.

Woodbury Art Museum UP: Student Art Show highlights a contemporary body of work from the UVU community and introduces students to the juried show format. |5| Running concurrently, the BFA Final Projects displays culminating bodies of work from graduating AVC majors..

Springville Museum of Art UPCOMING: 88th Annual Spring Salon is open to all styles of artistic expression. The exhibition will attempt to balance various areas of artistic concern, including Traditional, Realism, Impressionism, Modernism, Visionary, Conceptual and Western/Americana.

CEDAR CITY
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UP:
SUMA - The Preview, provides an overview of the museum from inspiration through concept to a representation of the facility. AND: Senior BFA Portfolio Show presents the culmination of work by the Senior BFA candidates graduating in May. The exhibit features a wide variety of mediums from ceramics to charcoal to digital photography and graphic design..

SANPETE COUNTY
CUAC UP: 2012 Utah Ties Juried Exhibit, 8th annual exhibition showcasing talent from around the state including Noah Coleman's "Sisyphus" (1st Place Award), Bruce Case's "Vessels" (2nd Place) |6|and Daniel Barney's "If the Odds Are Good, Take That Risk You’ve Been Considering" (3rd Place). AND: The Gang's All Here, new art from Los Angeles curated by Max Presneill. AND: Covered in Stars, featuring Clarissa Lewis Anderson, Maura German, Alex Jameson, curated by Rachel Stallings in the CUAC Annex.|7|

Snow College Art Gallery UP: Artists in Residence & Works in Process, The Annual 2011-2012 Snow College Student Exhibition.

ST. GEORGE AREA
Sears Gallery UP: Dixie State College Art Department Showcase showcases the year’s work of the finest students as well as the recent work of faculty.

St. George Art Museum UP: St. George Then & Now - Historic & Contemporary Photographs. Apropos of the City of St. George’s 150th birthday, this exhibit pairs historic photographs from the Lynne Clark Collection of the early days of St. George with photographs taken by photographer Dave Becker. . AND: Collections within the Collection Show contains over 150 pieces of art in both two-dimensions and three-dimensions by artists well represented in the museum's collection.

 
 additional media coverage of the visual arts in Utah

3/1 Renee Keith on the cover of Catalyst magazine

3/1 Artist Anna Campbell Bliss brought modernism to Utah -
in spite of itself.


3/1 A little piece of Sundance at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

3/4 Ogden artists step up to the challenge and create Girl Scout inspired art.

3/5 Phillips Gallery: A Look a 40 Years of Utah Art

3/7 Utah Museum of Fine Arts: Giving a priceless artistic fresco a facelift

3/8 Design a viola at The Leonardo: Master violin maker shares secrets of an ancient art.

3/8 Springville museum highlights best work by high school students.

3/8 Lawyers offer guidance to artists at UMOCA

3/9 Young artist's benefit from Kimball academy

3/15 The kids are all right at the Springville Museum.

3/19 Seeking art with City Creek Center? You'll have to leave the hive.

3/19 John Bell: Postmodern Blues. Artist plays with Celebrity, Post-Modernity

3/19 Tim DeChristopher, oil, protest, and art

3/20 Artist/Welder Milton Neeley

3/20 National art show comes to WSU

3/21 Accidental art at City Creek Center

3/22 Artists at work on March 23 at Church History Museum

3/26 UMFA keeps sprinkling salt.

3/30 Teaching art in 89 lessons

 


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