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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Painter Alessandra Sulpy @ SUU's Art Insights Series (CC: Oct 21)

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

WHAT: SUU’s Arts Insights showcases the work of Alessandra Sulpy, a figurative painter who vividly depicts “unknown realms” in her distinctive creations.

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

WHEN: Thursday, October 21, 2010

TIME: 7:00pm

WHERE: Great Hall, Hunter Conference Center, 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.

Photo credit: "Choices" Credit: Courtesy of Alessandra Sulpy

OCTOBER 21, 2010

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: A figurative painter who vividly depicts “unknown realms” in her work is how Alessandra Sulpy describes her body of work. Her unique process and art are featured in SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday, October 21, 2010. The lecture begins at 7pm at SUU’s Great Hall in the Hunter Conference Center and admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.

A Visiting Assistant Professor of Art in SUU’s College of Performing and Visual Arts, Alessandra Sulpy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and a minor in art history. From Maryland, she enrolled at Indiana University from which she received her Master in Fine Arts degree in painting. Sulpy’s lecture is going to focus on her body of work, with mention of her artistic influences, her process, and how she came to paint what she paints -- the evolution of her work -- as well as what sort of inspirations and philosophies drive her work.

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.

Painter Alessandra Sulpy invites you to experience “new realms” when you attend her Art Insights’ appearance. 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.

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