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   April 2008
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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. Those accepted will run until the closing date, or for one month if no closing date is given. Readers using the guide are cautioned to check with the exhibitor if the accuracy of the listing is crucial. Errors reported to us will lead to correction and earn good Karma. Please send listings for this page to editor@artistsofutah.org

ST. GEORGE AREA
St. George Art Museum
UPCOMING: Wood Takes Root, an exhibition that will showcase the state of the art in contemporary woodwork. The exhibition promises to shatter preconceptions about the material and the language employed by woodworkers with works that are sculptural, painterly and unlike anything that has preceded them. The exhibition will include artists featured in the book New Masters of Woodturning, co-authored by exhibit curator Kevin Wallace and published by Fox Chapel Publishing to coincide with the exhibition. These include Binh Pho, Marilyn Cambell, Jacques Vesery, and J. Paul Fennell |1|. Wood Takes Root will also feature an exhibit titled, Dennis Elliott: Recent Work. "Dennis Elliott |2| is one of the leading artists working in wood today," Wallace says. "His sculptural bowls and wall pieces combine the primitive and modern in a bold new manner." The museums exhibits also include, A Photographic Eye on Woodturning, 14 photographs by Dev Mukh Khalsa |0| that narrate the process of turning wood from rough cut to fine vessel. April 5 through May 24. Kevin Wallace will present the 3rd Tuesday Art Conversation on May 20th at 7pm.

AND: Legacy of Wood, in the Legacy Gallery, features paintings by many artists, including Roland Lee, Rhonda Rainey, Robert Call, Gerald Bishop, Oliver Parson, David Jackson, David Merrill, Russell Case, Jim Jones, and George Dibble. Sculptures by John Lefkow, Lane Phillips, Mike Fitch, and Craig Jones will be on view. A number of photographs round out the exhibit with images by Timothy Schulder, William Munoz, John Stevens, Mark Andrews, Willie Holdman, and Denis Defibaugh. April 5 through May 24.

ALSO: The Inspired Line: Selected Prints of Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt van Rijn from the Thrivent Financial Collection of Religious Art, a traveling showcase of prints from two renowned masters. Even though they created their artwork a century apart, connections between Dürer |3|and Rembrandt's |4|religious pieces are significant and intriguing. While the exhibition explores the extraordinary nature and output of each artist's prints individually, the focus of The Inspired Line is the contrasts and parallels that can be drawn between Dürer and Rembrandt's works. Visitors to The Inspired Line will enjoy a rare opportunity to view a combined 40 works which demonstrate several print techniques, including etching, woodcut, engraving, and drypoint. Many of the prints are presented as pairs of works in which Dürer and Rembrandt each executed his own version of the same subject matter, including "The Death of the Virgin," "St. Jerome," and "The Crucifixion." On April 15 at 7pm, the featured Art Conversation will be on this exhibit & Rembrandt by Art Historian, Nancy Ross Ph.D.

A series of Royden Card's woodblock prints of Zion National Park, From Blocks to Rocks, will also be on display.|5| This exhibit will feature some of the tools he uses to create his wood blocks and prints. Card, a well known artist, now living in Virgin, Utah, created these prints as part of the requirements for his Master's of Arts degree from Brigham Young University.

Zion Natural History Museum (Zion National Park) UP: Watercolors and macro-photographs by Joy Stein through May 5.

Canyon Community Center (Springdale) UPCOMING: Diane Douglas Solo Exhibit of pastel works. April 22 - June 2. Open house Saturday, April 26 from noon to 8pm to coincide with Z-Arts Open Studio Event.

Juniper Sky Fine Art Gallery UP: Art made with found objects is part of what you will find at the Locked Doors & Rusty Hearts art exhibition at Juniper Sky Fine Art Gallery, in the southern Utah community of Kayenta Homes in Ivins. Artist Deb Holien uses locks, keys, books and all sorts of rusty metal objects in her mixed media paintings and assemblages. Artist Sandi Olson's images of rustic doors and abstract figures are painted in oil and mixed media. Both artists were inspired by photographs they had taken of doors on their travels in Mexico and the USA. Deb alters her photographs digitally, prints the image and layers it to the painting with acrylic mediums. Sandi uses her photos as a reference point, then moves away from the realistic image and paints in an abstract style with texture. Through April 12.

Sears Art Gallery UP: Dixie State College Art Department Showcase, an annual exhibit showcasing the year's work of the finest students as well as the work of alumni and faculty. Through May 2.

CEDAR CITY
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery
UPCOMING: Senior BFA Portfolio. The exhibit is the culmination of the work of the Senior BFA candidates and features a variety of mediums from ceramics and charcoal, to digital photography and design. April 10 - May 3, with an opening reception at the gallery on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

SOUTH EASTERN UTAH
Moab Art Works UP: Obsessions of an Ex-Vandal a show of works by Bruce Boyd. Includes an installation of graphic black and white drawings, paintings, some exciting colorful new pieces, and will also offer limited edition art T-shirts (see page 3). UPCOMING: Speed Week photographs from the Bonneville Salt Flats by Richard Morgenstein. Artist's Reception April 19th 6-9pm

SANPETE COUNTY
Central Utah Art Center UP: Fourth Annual Utah Juried Art Exhibition. This exhibition features the work of Utah artists from around the state. The work was selected by juror Micol Hebron a Los Angeles based artist and writer (see page 7).

Snow College Fine Art Gallery UPCOMING: Artists in Residence, Works in Progress | 2008 Student Exhibit. April 7 - May 2. Opening Reception: Monday, April 7, 6-8 pm.

UTAH COUNTY
Springville Museum of Art
UP: Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting through 27 July 2008. 'Delicious' is perhaps the best way to describe the art of iconic American artist Wayne Thiebaud. Whether it is the delectable desserts of his paintings or his almost touchable painting surfaces, to see his work is a multi-sensory experience (see page 1).

UPCOMING: 84th Annual Spring Salon, 27 April - 6 July 2008. The 84th Utah Spring Salon is one of Utah's longest running annual exhibitions. Jurors of this year's exhibition include Paul McCormack, a fine artist from the Hudson Valley area of New York who has received several awards and top honors for his oils and watercolors, and Emily Stauffer, a curator at the Salt Lake Arts Center and an Appraiser at Allen Dodworth Fine Arts.

Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: Minerva Teichert: Pageants in Paint, through May 26, examines how the American mural and pageantry movements influenced Teichert's artistic production through 45 of her large-scale narrative murals (see November edition).

AND: Masterworks of Victorian Art from the Collection of John H. Schaeffer, an exhibition of British works from the Victorian period from the private collection of Australian businessman and entrepreneur John H. Schaeffer. The exhibition consists of paintings, sculpture and works on paper by the luminaries of Victorian art including, William Holman Hunt, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John William Waterhouse and George Frederic Watts. Many of these pieces have never been shown before in the United States. "Beyond that, these works offer a window into an era of British history that is important to the development of our own history and culture. In this historical moment — the beginning of the industrial world — artists are trying to find a way to deal with the newness and complexities of modern life." says Museum of Art Curator Paul Anderson. Through August 16.

ALSO: Dismantling Geneva Steel: Photographs by Chris Dunker through November 1. For three years Utah artist Chris Dunker (see March edition) documented the dismantling of the Geneva Steel Works in Vineyard, Utah, through the lens of a large-format camera. His photographs utilize color, light and scale to explore the formal elements of the vacant industrial structures and to articulate a sense of loss and morning for an industry that profoundly shaped the life of Utah County throughout the twentieth century.

BYU Harold B. Lee Library Exhibits
UP: The World of Tea: Masterworks of Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, curated by Jack Stoneman, Assistant Professor of Japanese. Through April in the Auditorium Gallery, level 1.

The Downtown Provo Gallery Stroll occurs the first Friday of every month. April Gallery Stroll is ART CHASE. If you can go to all of the exhibits and get your card punched, your name will be entered in a drawing to win all sorts of prizes! Dinners from Guru's and Ottavio's, a night at the Hine's Mansion, and all sorts of other great prizes from local stores and artists.

Metropolitan Salon UP: Art by Jessie Huish.

Gallery OneTen UP: The State Street Project, through April 15. A cross-section of Utah as seen by eight artists and one road. From the Idaho border to the Arizona state line, via highway 89. Work by: Namon Bills, Steven Stradley, Justin Wheatley, Steph Johnsen, Liz Wilson, Shawn Stradley, Sarah Bigelow, Steven Hardman. Opening reception April 4 6-9 pm.

Coal Umbrella UP: Paintings by Andrew Ballstead.

Maestro's Gelato Cafe (22 W Center St; 691-5550) UP: Art by Joshua Farnsworth.

Muse Café (151 N University Ave) UP: Portraits by Travis Braun. A Twin Cities native who now lives in Springville after graduating from BYU with a BFA, Braun creates vibrant portraits from figures in popular culture.

Utah County Gallery (151 S University Ave; 785-2059) UP: Works by SueMarie Lamaker.

Mode Boutique UP: New paintings by Michael Kelly.

Work by Michael Kely at Mode Boutique
 additional media coverage of the visual arts in Utah

3/1 Exhibitions entirely comprised of drawings are a rare delight in Salt Lake City's galleries.

3/1 Everett Ruess is known for block prints as well as watercolors, pen-and-ink sketches, and passionate letters written about his desert adventures.

3/1 Life along 89, toxic bricks, soulful quilts.

3/6 Local art popping up in shops. Provo businesses helping artists with short exhibits

3/8 A mill silenced and Ruess prints revealed.

3/9 LeConte Stewart artwork given to UMFA.

3/12 Photographer chronicles Geneva Steel's demise.

3/20 Face to Face: Suflita’s portraits take on unique contextual meaning.

3/22 Executive director of Kimball Art Center resigns.

3/23 West Valley exhibit spotlights Sudan and its people.

3/23 Art lover's ups and downs shape story behind Victorian collection.

3/26 The nude modeling program in the art and visual communication department at Utah Valley State College has been reinstated after a two-week suspension,

3/27 Immortal Clay: Sometimes it takes a little while to find your destiny.

3/27 If you only go to see one exhibition at the Springville Museum of Art, this year or any other year, then you should stop in for a look at "Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting."

3/28 Kimball Art Center director resigns.

3/28 Art aims to brighten overpass, unite community: Project strives to break barrier for Guadalupe neighborhood.When completed in 18 months, the mural will be one of Utah's largest public art projects.

3/29 Art bringing Africa alive for Utahns: Alpine woman displays work inspired by Zambia

3/30 Thirty creative years: Gaylen Hansen's neo-Expressionist style underscores his wit.


The Spearman by Ben Hammond
Terra Nova Gallery UP: His & Hers, an exhibit of works by husband and wife artists. Exhibiting husband and wife teams include: Andres & Jenny Bravo, Sharron & Paul Evans, Ben & Kerri Hammond and Clay & Rebecca Wagstaff.

Flower Basket Boutique (409 N. Univ. Ave., 375-8096) UP: Paintings by Clint Hamilton.

Coleman Studios UP: Into the Woods paintings by Nicholas Coleman.

Storefront Galleries (250 W Center, 273 W Center, 48 N 300 W; 377-5700) UP: “Reliquaries” by Jason Lanegan. “Curious Discoveries and Treasure Boxes” an installation by Kathryn Kennington, paintings and sculptures by the BYU Visual Arts Club.

Covey Center for the Arts UP: Utah Calligraphic Artists Association.



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