February 2005
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SLC Galleries
What's Up & Upcoming
UTAH CENTER FOR THE ARTS: PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY through February 20 features a series of photographs by Waterford teacher John Hirsch. The black and white series was shot in 2002 and documents the last days of the Grange. The National Grange of the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry was founded in Washington, DC on December 4, 1867. Known as "the Farmer's Masonry," the order uses a ritual system, with signs, passwords, grips, and regalia. Both men and women are admitted. The order uses the Holy Bible in its ritual, which is placed on an altar in the Grange. "They know it's dying," Hirsch says of his experience with the Order's members. "And they can't seem to do anything about it. They are too old and too far behind the times. The buildings, the organization, the people, it is all decaying before our eyes. I felt it was important to bear witness to what may be the last days of the Grange."

NEW VISIONS : Show Us Your Stuff III: New Vision's third annual exhibition of student artwork, juried this year by SLC artist and instructor Brad Slaugh.

ART BARN : Photography by Christine Dick-Bailey and paintings by Blake Shirley through February 18. Dick-Bailey's photographs, manipulated in a traditional darkroom manner, explore the "societal and familial expectation in the timeline of womanhood." Shirley's series of oil paintings depict familiar household objects, such as sinks, dishwashers, and couches, in a series of repetitions exploring the ritual of the mundane. February 25 - April 8, paintings by Gary Barton and Joe Ostraff and sculpture installation by Beth Krensky.

CHROMA GALLERY: The hard edge constructionist paintings of Jack Yellowstone provide an intriguing conversation with the expressionist abstract paintings of Darryl Erdmann. 1064 East 2100 South, SLC.


ROSE WAGNER ARTS CENTER : John Kaly and Brett Peterson through the end of March. Artist reception February 18th. See page 6.

PHILLIPS GALLERY:   New paintings by Heather Barron along with letterpress art. In the gallery's lower level Dibble Gallery, the western landscapes of Mark Knudsen are featured. Knudsen's views of the long dry vistas of the Colorado plateau are done in a stark, straightforward manner, often exploring extreme dimensions in the compositions.

UTAH ARTIST HANDS:Through March 14th, the work of three of Utah's premiere landscape photographers will be featured. Dana Sohm, Jason Christensen and Willie Holdman.

FORUM GALLERY "Walking on Sunshine," featuring new paintings and pastels by New York artist Lory Smith. 511 W. 200 South 521-5999.

A GALLERY : Featured artists this month include Eric Thompson, a self-taught artist influenced by the works of Wyeth, Hopper and Homer, and sculptor Kraig Varner, whose work includes the "Children of Light" in the 2002 Olympic Park. The theme for February's Gallery Stroll will be "Textiles in Art."

E STREET GALLERY: will feature the paintings and fused glass of Sundance resident artist, Joyce Baron. Joyce's bold colors and organic shapes express the artist's passion for the dramatic.

HORNE FINE ART: Group exhibit featuring new works by Anthony Cox, Jason Jones, Phyllis F. Horne, and Ted Wassmer through February 18.

WOMENS ART CENTER: Small Paintings by Dana Costello and "Ten Teeth" Paintings by David Ruhlmaner.

UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS African American Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum through the end of February features masterpieces from such noted African American artists as Jacob Lawrence, Richmond Barthé, Romare Bearden, William H. Johnson, Lois Mailou Jones, Gordon Parks and Renée Stout.

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Exhibitions Review
What's Up and Upcoming Outside Salt Lake

UVSC Woodbury Art Museum presents its second annual open entry statewide juried exhibition February 4 through March 19. The exhibit featurs 157 pieces, in professional and amateur categories, from 60 Utah artists including potter Dennis Zupan and graphic/paint artist Dr. Sherron Hill. A public reception on the 4th from 6 to 8:30pm.

PROVO: Women at the Y. BYU's Museum of Art presents “Thoroughly Modern: The ‘New Women’ Art Students of Robert Henri” Feb. 25, 2005 through Aug. 27, 2005. This first-ever exhibition of the women art students of Robert Henri — widely regarded as the most important American art teacher of the era —will include paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, textiles and furniture by 31 women artists who studied under Henri from the 1890s through the 1920s.

OGDEN:  The Eccles Community Art Center 's Main Gallery will open a juried exhibition of photography from the 14th Statewide Photographic Competition. This exhibition will open Friday, February 11th and continue on display through Saturday, March 26, 2005. An opening reception at which awards will be presented is scheduled for February 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. Opening in the Carriage House Gallery on the same evening will be an exhibition featuring works by Annette Orrock of Ogden. Orrock returned to Ogden after many years of teaching, writing, and painting in Oregon. She is currently teaching pastel and watercolor courses for the Art Center.

BOUNTIFUL : Bountiful Davis Art Center .Three shows through February 11:Four Sight features the work of watercolor artists Karen Bunkowski, Janice Walker Hall, Laurel Hart, and Sheryl Thornton; Nancy Strubbe and Elise Beck share an exhibit of abstract expressionism.BDAC's semi-annual Faculty and Student Show features the work of BDAC's talented staff of teachers and examples of work produced by the students in their classes.
February 18 - April 11 in all galleries: BDAC Statewide Exhibition and Competition featuring art in all media from artists across the state.

PARK CITY: Meyer Gallery: Beginning February 12, 2005 SHANNA KUNZ This multi-talented artist paints both watercolors and oils. “My pieces emerge from an intensely personal relationship with place and atmosphere. They reflect my interpretation of the west, my passion for space and simplicity and a sensitive, subtle use of tonal palette.” CAROL ALLEMAN Ms. Alleman’s show will feature bronze sculptures in her Tree of Life series. “I think of myself as an alchemist—creating from a mystical place within me and bringing together various materials, symbols, and images which I trust to be as transforming to others as they are to me.”RYAN SKIDMORE An avid outdoorsman, Ryan Skidmore developed a love of wildlife as a boy growing up in northern Utah. He hopes that his art will remind the viewer how important it is to preserve our wild heritage.

Kimball Art Center February 4, 2005 - March 7, 2005 Main Gallery: Seasons Interrupted is a collection of contemporary mixed media artwork that communicate the contrasts of life in Utah by longtime Park City resident and artist Peg Bodell. Badami Gallery: Trent Alvey see page 6.

ST. GEORGE: Wallace Lee's never before exhibited paintings of Burr Trail Country on view in the Mezzanine Gallery consist of both oils and watercolors done in various sizes and at different times of day. Lee captures the often harsh and contrasting light on the rocky, red, angular landscape. Showing concurrently is Ron Richmond's Surface and Symbol. On February 17th at 7pm the Museum presents a conversation with teacher and artist, Arlene Braithwaite. Her interactive and multi-disciplinary exhibit is centered on a series of richly colored and detailed pastels. This exhibit, Human Nature: Insights from the Natural World, is on view in the Main Floor Gallery

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