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.
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.
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.