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Photographer Rheana Gardner @ Suu's Art Insight Lecture Series (Cedar City: Sept 23)

Michael French
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Office: 435-865-8667
Cell: 805-260-8797

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: In an age of face lifts, nose jobs, liposuctions and other surgical enhancements, the standards of female beauty are ever changing. Department Chair Eric Brown is pleased to announce that SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, showcases the unique vision of photographer, Rheana Gardner whose work cleverly captures the altered states of female beauty. The discussion begins at 7pm on Thursday, September 23, 2010, in SUU’s Centrum Arena. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Rheana Gardner received her BA in Journalism, emphasis Photojournalism and Minor in Art History from San Francisco State University. She received her MFA in Photography from the Academy of Art University, where she graduated with appreciation from her department for her contributions to the school and students. She worked as a professional photographer for San Francisco Magazine and The Sharper Image. Recently she was awarded 2nd Place, Body Pulse, 3rd Annual International Juried Exhibition and was a finalist for the Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2010. She is currently exhibiting her work in Vermont’s Photoplace Gallery and will be published in the Julia Margaret Award 2010 book due out this November. Her retrospective, To Carve and To Crave, was an intimate series of self-portraits exploring the changing definitions and standards of female beauty.

Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.

Get a revealing perspective on female beauty by attending photographer Rheana Gardner’s Art Insights’ lecture. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespearean Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.


WHAT: SUU’s Arts Insights showcases the revealing photographic chronicles of Rheana Gardner whose work explores the world of women and physical enhancements. Her series of photos, To Carve and To Crave, is an intimate series of self-portraits exploring the changing definitions and standards of female beauty.

WHO: Art Insights
Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design

WHEN: Thursday, September 23, 2010

TIME: 7:00pm

WHERE: Centrum Arena, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

TICKETS: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts

PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.

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