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  October 2009
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Drawing by Aaron Bushnell, of the Bridge Art Acadmey, at Springville Museum of Art
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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. Please send listings for this page to editor@artistsofutah.org

UTAH COUNTY
Springville Museum of Art
UP: Select works of art from students of the Bridge Academy of Art in Provo, which recently celebrated its one year anniversary.|0| The founders began the Academy as an experimental institution that proposes to endorse the "Classical Tradition without excluding the insight and advancements of the Modern Art movement." (see October 2008 edition). AND: Open Secret, an exhibit of “undisclosed works” by Alex Bigney and Kent Wing.|1| The paintings ask the viewer to look again, do a re-take, a double-take. As described by artist and critic Frank McEntire this "look again" exercise is somewhat prurient in nature, like eavesdropping. It is what we all do to hone in on a secret, to discover hidden knowledge, to probe a mystery (see July 2007 edition). AND: Hudson River Revival: Contemporary Landscape Painting, the first exhibition of a group of artists that are breathing new life into the old traditions of the Hudson River School (see page 7). AND: UVU Art Faculty Show. AND: Pastels by Anne Weber, 22 pastel works by Utah artist Anne Weber.|2| AND: All through October 16.

Woodbury Art Museum UP: Shaolin: Temple of Zen. Justin Guariglia's astonishing, empathetic record of the Shaolin Temple art forms and the individuals who consider themselves the keepers of these traditions. Through October 9.

Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: Paintings from the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection, London, showcasing 60 extraordinary paintings illustrating some of the highest achievements in figurative and landscape art of the nineteenth century (see September edition). Through October 25. AND: Types and Shadows: Intimations of Divinity encourages viewers to participate in the process of seeking out and finding meaning in the symbols, metaphors and veiled visual references that “point to” the divine mission of Jesus Christ. The 44 works in this exhibition, which include paintings, prints and sculpture, have been selected to guide the viewer through a process of seeing beyond obvious and familiar narratives.|3| Through March 13.

BYU Harold B. Lee Library Exhibits UP: Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange's Three Mormon Towns Rephotographed by Mark Hedengren. Utah photographer Mark Hedengren re-shoots a LIFE magazine photo essay from 1954 that ended the friendship between Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange. HBLL Gallery, Level 1, through October 28. See a TV interview on the project here.

The Downtown Provo Gallery Stroll occurs the first Friday of every month from 6-9pm as part of the First Fridays Provo Gallery Stroll. The event is free and open to the public.

Covey Center for the Arts UP: Hard Times: Inspiration, Beauty, and the Art of Making Do featuring textile works by members of the Utah Surface Design Group (USDG). Facing a national recession, job losses and dwindling saving accounts, the members of the USDG challenged one another to be creative in new ways, despite the hard times. They opened their closets and storage to share fabric, paint, dye, thread, ribbon, buttons and beads. The group agreed to recycle, remix and to use only those materials available through barter and trade. Surface design encompasses the coloring, patterning and structuring of fiber and fabric. This involves creative exploration of processes such as dying, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knitting, felting, and paper making.|4| Through October 30.

Terra Nova UP: 3rd Annual Plein Air Provo, an exhibition of works completed during the September 30 - October 2 event. Through October 30.
CEDAR CITY
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UP: High School Fine Art Competition, through October 10. UPCOMING: Jim Jones: Recent Paintings October 15 - December 12. A reception October 15 will begin with a showing of Jimmie Jones: Red Rock Painter, a documentary by Jon M. Smith and James M. Aton, in the Hunter Conference Center's Great Hall in conjunction with the Art Insights program (7 pm). Jim Jones has captured the essence of the American West and red rock country through his paintings of Zion Canyon and the Grand Canyon. A majority of the pieces that will be on display during this exhibition will become part of the University’s permanent collection.

South Hall Gallery UP: Works of art based upon human emotions by thirteen students from the Museum and Gallery Practices class at SUU. Students taught by Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery Director, Reece Summers, were asked to research an artist whose work related to color field painting, characterized by a large field of flat, solid color, creating areas of unbroken surface. Based upon their research, students were to create a piece of artwork to evoke a particular emotion from the viewer. Through October 13.

ST. GEORGE AREA
Sears Art Gallery
UP: Selections from the Collection, new acquisitions -- including one of Edith Carlson's elegant "abstract luminism" paintings -- and favorites from the Dixie State College Permanent Art Collection. AND: In the Grand Foyer, Ernesto Perez: Photography, Pam Bird: Feminine Archetypes from Around the World and Through the Ages, and ceramics: DSC students. Through November 21.

St. George Art Museum UP: Visions of Zion, a juried show of all media showing the best of Zion, from Kanab to Ivins, Cedar to Mesquite. Through January 16. AND: A Tribute to Gaell Lindstrom 1919 - 2009, an exhibition of works by the recently deceased artist who was a well-known artist in the area as well as strong supporter of the museum. Several themes run throughout Gaell’s art. In this exhibit his interest in house and roof scapes, people working and engaged in activities, abstraction, boats, and landscape can be seen as threads that appear throughout his career and connecting themes that he returned to time and again (see page 6). Through January 16, 2010.

Juniper Fine Art Gallery (Ivins) (435.674.2306) UP: Hope and Despair, a series of paintings by Gina Jrel. The most controversial series in the artist's 32 year painting career, Hope and Despair deals with politics, the environment, war and peace, pain and joy, life and death.

SANPETE COUNTY
Central Utah Art Center UP: Sensory Movements, works by Meredith Pingree, October 9 - Novemer 9.|5| New York based artist Meridith Pingree received her BFA from the University of Utah in sculpture/intermedia and has since exhibited internationally and been recognized with awards, fellowships, and residencies from around the country. Pingree’s work is a gathering of disparate parts: fancy sword-shaped toothpicks, zipper tape, appropriated children's toys, motors, textiles, colored wires, and motion sensors, among others (see page 4). Opening Reception: Friday, October 9 from 6-8pm.

PRICE
The College of Eastern Utah's Gallery East
UP: Passing Through, photographs by Price native and CEU alumnus Richard Menzies.|6| Richard Menzies has logged a quarter million miles on his vintage Volkswagen bus in pursuit of pictures and unusual stories. His favorite destination is Nevada, which encloses more open public land than any other state in the lower forty-eight. Passing Through is a compilation of the most memorable “misfits” Menzies has encountered in the course of his peripatetic wanderings across the American Outback. Through November 5.

 additional media coverage of the visual arts in Utah

8/29 Brushing up on the beauty below: Painter, swimmer captures water's allure.

9/1 Nathan Florence on the cover of Catalyst magazine.

9/1 Capturing the Real: Utah artist Frank Ray Huff paints the world as he sees it.

9/4 Visual arts: Plein Air and the Silk Road, Pop goes the easel at Sugar House Coffee

9/8 On Eve of New Beatles Release, Utah Artist Talks About Her Role in Iconic Cover.

9/10 Visual arts notes: Young painters shake things up at Finch Lane Gallery

9/12 'Crossing Boundaries': USU's year-long arts project bridges unity and diversity

9/15 Native landscapes by Rob Adamson, Jerry Thompson, and Theresa Otteson,

9/17 Springville Art Museum events announced

9/18 Fall arts preview: Visual art in the SL Tribune

9/18 Visual arts notes: Farrar Hood portraits in Ephraim

9/22 Rebecca Lee: The beauty of objects. Even small, everyday things can be beautiful if you pay close enough attention to them.

9/22 Same nature, different eyes. Artists use their very different styles to highlight everything that makes the world such a beautiful place to live in.


9/22 Spiral Jetty is far-out artwork. Imagine the least likely place to find a world-renowned work of art..

9/25 Art notes: New at Nester, Evergreen Exhibition, Images of the Abandoned

9/25 Greed's unpretty picture: Salt Lake Art Center presents talk merging art and business.

9/26 Art Canvas

9/27 Something more at Repartee Gallery

9/27 Photo exhibit: Mormons through a new lens


MOAB
The Moab Art Walk, where you can stroll Moab's galleries and shops and enjoy local and regional fine art, is the second Saturday of every month. The following exhibits open October 10, from 6 - 9 pm.

Framed Image Fine Art UPCOMING: Glass work by Kyle Kraiter. Kyle's attraction to glass work is tied to an underlying passion for adventure and beauty. A passion fueled by exploration and experiences with the people and places he has encountered during his travels (see page 5).

Moonflower Market (39 E 100 North 435.259.5712) UPCOMING:

Moab Arts & Recreation Center (111 E 100 N UPCOMING: Paintings that will make your mouth water, in conjunction with the Confluence Literary Festival's theme "Eating the West."

Cat's Lair Collection UPCOMING: Bronze sculptures by Eric Lintala and a new paintings by Richard Bailey.

Overlook Gallery UPCOMING: After a distinguished career in Los Angeles, an illustrator at the top of his game, Don Weller moved to Utah to immerse himself in the world of contemporary ranch folk and paint their stories in boldly designed watercolors.

The Western Image
(16 West 100 North 435.259.3006) UPCOMING: Pastel and colored pencil paintings with equine, western and wildlife themes by Nichole Taylor and new landscapes in oil by Page Holland.

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