June 2004
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SLC Galleries
What's Up and Upcoming
FORUM GALLERY: Nothing can rival the intensity of color that glass offers. Glass, as an art form medium, can be unfamiliar to the casual art stroller. The Forum's "Forum & Fusion: A Warm Glass Art Experience" presents a group show from 39 members of the Glass Art Guild of Utah. This show will provide information and background on how the pieces are created and a chance to meet the artists. Included will be everything from exquisite pieces of jewelry to large free form sculptures.
511 West 200 South. Reception June 18th.

glass piece by Kerry Transtrum

NEW VISIONS : Multi-media 3-dimensional artist Sally Neilson is featured this month. Her exhibition, entitled "Inner Illumination" is based on the artist's ideas of Spirituality: the sense of the connection we receive through beauty, the divine, and the divine within ourselves, and each other.  The exhibit includes cast iron works, hand-made paper figures, wood and mixed-media pieces.  For July gallery stroll the gallery presents "Dangerous Art," a group juried-exhibition featuring controversial, eye-opening art.

UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS: Through August 8th, the Museum presents the work of 19th-century landscape artist Gilbert Munger. "Quest for Distinction is an exhibition of historic landscape paintings including many views of Utah as the pioneers saw it.

ART BARN : Through July 23rd, the Finch Lane Gallery features the paintings of Jimmy Lucero as well as the collaborative work of Teresa Flowers and Gretchen. The Park Lane Gallery features the photo-based work of Steve Rasmussen.


shawn rossiter at the art of banking

presents a group show entitled "The Fine Art of Banking" curated by Patrick Hoagland. The exhibit features work by local artists in a variety of media. Open through Saturday June, 19th, noon - 4:30. The public is invited to a reception during Gallery Stroll, Friday, June 18th from 6 to 9 pm. On the occasion of the exhibit the Irwin Union Bank will be presented a check to Artspace, Inc for their continued support of the local art community. Located at 224 South 200 West.

: "House Guessed," featuring ceramic and mixed media sculpture by Heidi Moller Somesen and egg tempera and mixed media textile paintings by Downy Doxey, through July 13.  

ROSE WAGNER ARTS CENTER : "Pop-Nostalgia," an exhibition of art by Joe Carter and Paul Heath continues through the month of June (see page 4 for a review).

ALICE AT THE GLENDINNING: A two-man show of a couple of Utah's Elder Statesmen of the Visual Arts. Ted Wassmer, who lived and worked in New York state for a number of years before returning to Utah, is well known for his watercolors of clowsn, pierrots and other masked figures. Francis Zimbeaux paints lyrical oils often featuring nymphs, satyrs and other mythological creatures.

francis zimbeaux moonscape

PHILLIPS GALLERY:   Opening June gallery stroll, Phillips gallery presents eight decades of work by Waldo Midgley.

Presents a stimulating expose to whet your watercolor appetite. Six established and emerging watercolor artists will share their talent with the public through August 14th. Kathy Gehrke, Laurel J. Hart, Kelly L. Holtman, Nancy Maxfield Lund, Steven K. Sheffield and Sheryl M. Thornton

:Jewelry show featuring work by Bea Layton, Jennifer Boyle and Kristy Braby through July 14. Artists reception Friday evening from 6-9 during monthly Gallery Stroll.

MAGPIE'S NEST: Celebrating birds through watercolors & Chinese ink paintings by Richard Hsieh, whose work is exhibited at the Art Museum of the Republic of China as well as San Francisco. Watercolors by Jamaica Trinnaman, and oils and watercolors by Mary Pearson. Also, lamps and furniture featuring birds.
Mixed Media:
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Exhibitions Review
What's Up and Upcoming Outside Salt Lake

Penny Creasy's The Observer

The Lucille T. Stoddard Annual Women’s Exhibit on display at the UVSC Woodbury Art Museum will continue through July 31. Juried by Sharon Gray, Associate Director and Curator of Education of Springville Museum of Art, the exhibition will feature the work of three women artists: Lee Udall Bennion, Jacqui Biggs Larsen and Penny Creasy. 

Creasy has lived and worked on National Wildlife Refuges her entire married life due to her husband’s career. This enabled her to experience wildlife in a way few others can. She paints what some only glance at during a packed vacation, but do not really see, striving to recreate a particular mood or moment that is often quiet and almost sacred.

Larsen has an MFA from Brigham Young University and has taught as an assistant professor at Northwest College in Houston.  She is married to the poet Lance Larsen.  They live in Springville, Utah with their four children.  “As a mixed media artist, I am constantly collecting---photographs, torn-up maps or prints, string, casters, discarded quilts and clothing, old savings stamps—all artifacts from our life stories.  When gathered together, combined in new ways, and layered with painted images and text, I make discoveries about the commonplace, the ordinary, all the fragments that make up the drama of our individual lives.”

Bennion, a well-known Utah figure painter says of her work, “I loved the texture, smell, color and instant gratification of oil paints. I still do…The strongest desire I have when painting is that my work be beautiful and reflect the love and interest that I have in what I paint. I hand carve and paint the frames for my paintings. I often put as much time and energy into the frames as the paintings. I feel that frames are an integral part of the piece.” 

BOUNTIFUL : Bountiful Handcart Days at the Bountiful Davis Art Center continues through July 24th. year, Bountiful/Davis Art Center is proud to host the art exhibit for Bountiful Handcart Days. Over 150 entries in all media are received for exhibit in Professional, Amateur, Youth, and Crafts divisions. Handcart Days offers an excellent opportunity to view the work of the talented men, women, and youth who live in our community.

BRIGHAM CITY: Brigham City Museum gallery hosts an exhibition of folk art through June 26. The work on display, by living Utah folk artists , includes retablos, Kachina dolls, ceremonial baskets, cording flutes, ceremonial jugs, rugs, metal sculpture, wood carvings, Polynesian quilts, clothing and more .

PROVO: Utah County Art Gallery features the annual  Utah County Art Board juried exhibition through June 30th.  151 S. University, Provo.

ST. GEORGE: The St. George Art Museum features an exhibit by folklore legend Everett Ruess through July 30th, dispalying the artist's blockprints of Utah and the desert Southwest.

OGDEN:  Through June, the Eccles Community Art Center features an artist invitational exhibition entitled "Artists of Historic 25th Street and Friends" featuring the work of Shanna Kunz, Brandon Cook, Julie Brandt, Nancy Clark, Cara Koolmees, Kirk Larsen, Kevin Parson, and Mac Stevenson. In July and August the Art Center will hold their 30th annual statewide competition and exhibition. The show is open to all media except photography.

fall by shanna kunz