Up & Upcoming to the South
Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: The First 100 Years: Collecting Art at BYU from the permanent collection. AND: As the Rose, sculpture by Adam Bateman in the MOA Sculpture Garden. Created from farm sprinkler components, Bateman’s sculptures evoke the storied relationship Utahns have with their desert landscape, from early Pioneer use of irrigation systems and their yearning to make the desert “blossom as a rose,” to a more modern look at conservation and the link of the traditional sublime landscape to Modernism. AND: Bill Owens: Suburbia, a sly photographic study through 65 black and white photographs of suburban life in the 1970s—the second generation of the post-war suburban movement. AND: James Tissot: The life of Christ showcases 124 watercolors from the Brooklyn Museum's collection of 19th-century New Testament illustrations by French artist James Tissot. Born in France, Tissot (1836-1902) had a successful artistic career in Paris before going to London in the 1870s, where he established himself as a renowned painter of London society. After experiencing a religious vision in the Church of St. Sulpice in Paris in the 1880s, he embarked on an ambitious project to illustrate the New Testament.
BYU Harold B. Lee Library Exhibits UP: Art of the Letter: Richard E. Beasley, 1934-1992 in the Auditorium Gallery, level 1.
Utah County Art Gallery UP: Freedom Festival Children's Show, featuring work by artists age 5 through 14.
Woodbury Art Museum UP: Art of Our Century, a competition exhibition with works of art engaging the aesthetic dialogue of today.
Springville Museum of Art UPCOMING: 37th Annual Quilt Show, presented by the SMA and cosponsored by the Utah Valley Quilt Guild and Corn Wagon Quilt Company. AND: The Art of Topaz: Beauty Inside Barbed Wire. During WWII, over 11,000 Japanese Americans were relocated to an internment camp in Topaz, Utah. This exhibit highlights art created by Japanese-American artists at Topaz Internment Camp, as well as a few works inspired by the events at Topaz.
Covey Center for the Arts UP: Summer Art Showcase, which features a variety of pieces by Utah artists in media ranging from the traditional—watercolor, acrylics and oils—to the less expected: leather, stone, and even car parts.
Central Utah Art Center UP: Works by Fidalis Buehler and Cara-Lynne Krebs.
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UP: Large Format Photography, works by students who construct color images with only black and white materials and also create images using only a single color. AND: Southern Utah Art Invitational and Sale, featuring work by a score of Utah artists working in a variety of media including fused glass, oil, photography and ceramics.
ST. GEORGE AREA
St. George Art Museum UP: An American Original, Margaret Lefranc, 50 Years of Watercolors. Organized by the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in cooperation with the Margaret Lefranc Art Foundation, the exhibition includes 45 works dating from 1934 to 1996. Lefranc's achievements include work in painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration and writing, it is her watercolors that trace a fascinating journey through American modernism and the American scene. AND: Upside Down, an installation by Kathy Cieslewicz.AND: Jim Jones Recent Paintings, recent paintings inspired by Southern Utah by the late artist (1933 - 2009).
Blue Sky Gallery (21 S. Main) UPCOMING: Colorist Jeff Ham.
Impressions Gallery UP: Vivid rural landscapes by Martin Blundel.
St. George Art Academy UP: Silkscreen and mixed-media collages by Dan Arsenault.
Main Street Travel and Gallery UP: Stain glass by Phil Ertel.
Sears Art Gallery UP: J Kirk Richards. Figurative artist Richards showcases work with spiritual ideas and narratives. His paintings exhibit a love for the human figure, general use of symbolism and metaphor, and an emphasis on lyric composition. .