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Artist Martha MacLeish @ SUU's Art Insights Series (CC: Feb 10)

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 spotlights the sculptural paintings of Martha MacLeish, who transforms sheets of polyvinyl chloride plastic into vibrant two and three-dimensional sculptural paintings. The artist shares her creative process and works during her Art Insights appearance.

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

WHEN: Thursday, February 10, 2011

TIME: 7:00pm

WHERE: Great Hall, Hunter Conference Center, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

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

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

FEBRUARY 10, 2011

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: A unique visionary who works with two and three-dimensional space, Martha MacLeish transforms sheets of polyvinyl chloride plastic into vibrant sculptural paintings. The artist shares her creative experiences and works during her appearance at SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday, February 10, 2011. The lecture begins at 7pm at SUU’s Great Hall in the Hunter Conference Center. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.

Martha MacLeish is an assistant professor and head of the Fundamentals Studio at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University, in Bloomington. She received her BFA in painting and her BA in art history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1985, and her MFA in painting from the Yale School of Art in 1988. Prior to coming to I.U., MacLeish taught at The Savannah College of Art and Design and at Southern Utah University.

MacLeish has had solo exhibitions at the Prince Street Gallery in New York, The Artist Project in Chicago, Broad Street Gallery in Athens, Georgia, the Marsh Art Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, and at Artemisia Gallery, Chicago. Recent group exhibitions that have included her work are “Gesture (inclusive)” at the Ohio State University, “Shaped” at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, and “At First Glance” at the Beaux-Arts des Amériques in Montréal, Quebec.

Recently, MacLeish has been an artist in residence at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Park, Illinois, the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Georgia, and at the Toos Neger Foundation in Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

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.

Learn about the process behind sculptural painting when Martha MacLeish shares her experiences at Art Insights. 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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