Exhibition Feature: Provo
Provo's New Art Chase
Galleries in Downtown Provo have always been open late on the first Friday of every month for their gallery stroll, but their April event marked the beginning of a new annual event: "Art Chase." People taking on the "Art Chase" challenge picked up a card at any of the participating galleries and raced to each listed gallery to find the pictured art and have their card stamped. Even if participants didn't win something from the prize drawing, everyone got to see a variety of great art, eat free food, and listen to live music. Many of the "Art Chase" attendees didn't know Provo had a gallery stroll until now, while others knew there was a stroll but had never made it to all of the galleries. The "Art Chase" provided an opportunity and incentive for people to broaden their artistic horizons.
Naomi White, President of the Utah County Art Board said she "enjoyed greeting so many people and making new friends. It was so great to have so many people visiting our exhibit at the Health and Justice Building, especially during such a great exhibit by Don Allan and Betsy Baird. This event definitely gave our gallery more exposure, which we need."
Pamela Appleton, one of the lucky winners, has been attending the gallery stroll for four months. "I loved seeing the works on fabric by Noelle Olpin at Gallery OneTen. They inspired me to go home and work on my art projects."
The next Downtown Provo Gallery Stroll is on Friday, May 4th from 6-9 PM. The following galleries will participate:
Coleman Studios UP: Featuring gouache and watercolor illustrations by Nick Alder,|0| graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and window dresser for Bloomingdale's.
Terra Nova Gallery UP: Trees, an exhibition by Barbara A. Lyman, through May 25. (see our April edition)
Freedom Gallery (230 W Center St; 375-1150) UP: Bon Voyage Exhibition, art by Peter L. Myer, Emeritus BYU Art Professor, a silent auction on a lifetime of art work. |1|
Gallery OneTen UP: Main Gallery: Paintings by Chris Petersen |2| and Mark England. Front Gallery: Paintings from Wasatch Elementary’s Mrs. Avery’s 2nd grade class. “Vice Versa” boxes by Provo High students Jessica Li and Haliegh Ashby.
Utah County Gallery (151 S University Ave; 785-2059) UP: Showing Off Utah Artists, an annual exhibit in its sixth year featuring artwork in various styles by Utah County artists, through June 29.
Anderson Gallery at Provo City Library (550 N University Ave; 852-7691) UP: Intersections, MFA Sculpture exhibit by Jared Ellis.
Storefront Galleries (250 W Center, 273 W Center, 48 North 300 West; 377-5700) Art by Amy Robinson, Byron Stout, Rochelle Wise, Jen Harmon Allen, Rebecca Cooper, Ruel Brown, and David Holcomb.
Up and Upcoming to the South
prepared by 15 Bytes staff
DOWNTOWN PROVO GALLERY STROLL'S ART CHASE :: See article above for additional Provo gallery listings.
Brigham Young University Museum of Art
UP: Beholding Salvation: Images of Christ
, through June 16, chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ through 170 works of paintings, prints, icons, illuminated manuscripts and sculpture from diverse times and creeds. AND: The Quiet Landscapes of William B. Post
through May 28 (see March edition
). ALSO: Paths to Impressionism: French and American Landscape Paintings from the Worcester Art Museum
through July 8 is a major exhibition tracing the changing traditions of the Barbizon and Impressionist movements as their popularity rose in France and influenced the art of America.
Harold B. Lee Library (Brigham Young University Campus)
UP: During the month of May, Book Arts
by Lili Hall in the Auditorium Gallery, level 1 and Tangata
by Mary Jane Egan in the Hallway Gallery, level 2, May and June.
B.F. Larsen Gallery
UP: 2007 Annual Student Show
, a juried show consisting of the year's best works created by students in the visual arts program (Located in the B.F. Larsen gallery and insets, as well as on the 4th floor).
UP: BFA Senior Show
Springville Museum of Art
UP: The 83rd Annual Spring Salon through July 8th. This year's juror is Jacob Collins, a realist figurative painter.
UPCOMING: Max Bunnell: Retrospect of an Artful Life,
May 25 - Aug 25 with an artist reception May 25, 7-9 pm. Max Bunnell, is an accomplished water and oil painter and excellent sketch draftsman. In addition, he has been a beloved teacher for 51 years, sharing his talents with eager students, many of whom have become renowned artists themselves. Many times, Bunnell anonymously provided funds to help students go on art trips, buy art supplies, and to continue their education. He has been the instrumental force in Moapa Valley in bringing the arts to that community and building a prestigious art collection there. The DSC Sears Invitational Show and Sale began because Bunnell had created one of the most successful shows in the region; but, most of all his kind and generous persona is reflected in the content of his artwork and it is that same artful spirit that we honor in him.
St. George Art Museum
Through July 7th in the Museum's Mezzanine Gallery you'll encounter a two-person exhibit from a couple of pillars of Southern Utah's art community: ceramicist Glen Blakely and painter Roland Lee. Blakely, an MFA graduate from Brigham University, was the first director of the St. George Art Museum and has taught as a professor of art at Dixie College since moving to the area in 1976. He has served in many roles in the community, and has been active in the national ceramic scene.
Roland Lee is a mainstay of the art scene in Utah's Dixie. His colorful watercolors of the area landscapes have become popular locally and nationally. ”Roland Lee’s Canyon Country” is a potpourri of personal images from my forays into the canyons of southern Utah. (see page 1
). ALSO: Permanent Collection Gems: Flowers & Fish,
fifteen pieces from the permanent collection by fourteen artists. AND: In the Main Gallery, the Visual Arts Association, a membership body open to organizations and individuals concerned with the exhibition, interpretation and development of visual art. The group "functions as a catalyst, sharing expertise and knowledge and campaigning for a healthy visual arts destination area." The VAA will be giving a free 3rd Thursday Art Conversation on May 17 at 7pm at the Museum
Bit and Spur Restaurant
(Springdale) UP: Recent Paintings: Colorscapes
works by Pearl Meadows
, through May 31 (Hours: 4 p.m. ~ 10 p.m. daily). Meadows is a native of Ontario who moved to southern Utah in 2003. Meadows' paintings are colorscapes, exploring patterns of connection that exist between humans and their immediate environment. The abstract colorscapes are an exploration of how humans perceive color in their world and the emotional responses connected with those colors. 10% of all sales will be donated to Zion Animal Lovers.
Canyon Community Center Art Gallery
(126 Lions Blvd, Springdale) UP: An Abstract Expression of Zion
, a solo exhibition of large scale paintings & photographs by Rockville artist Anne Weiler-Brown
, through May 20. From photographic and painted exploratory art forms, this exhibit translates the essence of Zion Canyon transformed into a language of color with diverse brush and palette strokes. Large scale images, from 12" x 84" to 6' x 10' take on sculptural forms as the use of mixed media combines with 2 to 3 inch canvases. Weiler-Brown's use of gels, acrylics, oils and organic paper create the illusion of the geology of the canyon. An artist talk and reception will take place at the gallery on Friday, May 11, 2007, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
Central Utah Art Center
UP: Third Annual Utah Juried Show, May 4 - June 13, with an open house, May 4, 6-8pm. Juror Tanja Grunert, from Gasser and Grunert Gallery in New York City has selected the work of seven Utah artists. She will attend the Open House and will be speaking about the work and her intention behind her selections. The group of artists offer a rich and broad range of ideas and creative styles. Selected Artists: Joseph Ostraff, Chris Thornock, Alyssa Ashdown, V. Kim Martinez, Brian Christensen, Anne Watson, Fidalis Buehler.
SOUTH EASTERN UTAH
Moab Art Works
UP: Syzgies: Dane Spangler's Real & Surreal Landscapes
through May 5. Spangler
is a photographer, illustrator, and web designer based in Boulder, Colorado.
UPCOMING: Ethereal Days Passing Time Beneath the Stars
an exhibition of works by photographer Chris Conrad. Since he began making images in 2000, Chris has explored techniques of both traditional and digital photography to blend them into his own personal style.The opening reception with the artist takes place on Saturday May 5th at 7pm. The exhibition will be on display through June 7th. "Ethereal Days began as an attempt to photograph the grand landscape within the context of passing time," the artist says. "However, as I worked on the images this theme blossomed into more. I wanted to photograph events that signified the fragility of time more than just its mere existence." Chris is a Moab-based photographer, guide, and adventurer who seeks out unique perspectives of the natural world.
College of Eastern Utah, Prehistoric Museum Art Gallery
(155 E. Main, Price) A Collection of Works
, featuring art by M. Royall, through June 30.