Up & Upcoming to the South
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.|0| 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).|1|
St. George Art Acadmey (73 N. Main) UP: Infinite Hymn: The Eternal Dance of Creation, works by SUU art professor Corey Strange. The site-specific installation is made entirely of painted stickers placed in overlapping patterns of circles.
Sears Art Gallery UPCOMING: 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.
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.
Central Utah Art Center UP: High School Juried Exhibition, UPCOMING: 2010 Heritage Highway juried exhibit, May 28 – June 8.
Springville Museum of Art UP: 86th Annual Spring Salon. This year 218 works were selected from a total of 1064 submitted. The juror's First Place award went to Jeff Hein's hyper-realist commentary on consumerism, "Consumed," which was recently featured in an an exhibit at the Museum.|2|
Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: Mirror Mirror on the Wall, an exhibition of contemporary art that explores identity and perception. (see December edition). AND: The First 100 Years: Collecting Art at BYU tells the remarkable story of the development of the university art collection through the display of 150 of the outstanding works that have been acquired over the past century. AND: Bill Owens: Suburbia, a sly photographic study of suburban life in the 1970s—the second generation of the post-war suburban movement. This exhibition of 65 black and white photographs subtly illustrates the incongruities of a consumer culture that has culminated in the American lifestyle of the 21st century.|3|
BYU Harold B. Lee Library Exhibits UP: Art of the Letter: Richard E. Beasley, 1934-1992 in the Auditorium Gallery, level 1. AND: The Half Show: BYU Communications Department Annual Advertising Awards in the Hallway Gallery, level 2.
Utah County Art Gallery UP: Spring Fine Art Juried Show,
Woodbury Art Museum UP: Selections featuring highlights from the permanent collection and works on long-term loan from the Dale and Teresa Neibaur collection of fantasy art. UPCOMING: Art of Our Century, a competion exhibition with works of art engaging the aesthetic dialogue of today.
Covey Center for the Arts UP: A Makers Life: Work by Doug Stout. A body of work created throughout Stout's career featuring art and turnings, furniture and product design.
Terra Nova UP: Untitled exhibit featuring pastel work created by 4 different artists.
Au Courant Coverage of the Visual Arts
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