Up & Upcoming to the South
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.
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."
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.
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