For Immediate Release
Rick Kinateder returns to Covey Center for Solo Exhibit
Most people walk around with their eyes on the ground, watching where
they step, rarely even looking up to see what—or who—is in front of
them. Not Rick Kinateder. Evidence will be shown at the opening of his
solo exhibit at Covey Center on Friday, March 4, from 6 p.m. till 9
p.m. The exhibit will be open until April 28.
Kinateder will display his art show, "Vistas," in the Eccles' Gallery
at the Covey Center for the Arts, giving viewers a new perspective on
Utah and its surrounding areas. The show will feature primarily
landscape water color paintings of areas in Utah, Jackson Hole, Wyo.
and northern Ariz., where Kinateder grew up, and some paintings from
his travels in Italy, Germany and France.
Also included in the show are a few architectural renderings from the
past 30 years, as well as prints of the respective LDS temples where
his children were married, the originals of which he gifted to them.
Kinateder said one of the paintings he was most excited about is of
the Provo Tabernacle, painted from a photo he took just days before it
burned down in mid-December.
Only recently did Kinateder start back into the fine arts world,
having spent most of the last 20 to 30 years teaching architecture and
design at UVU and BYU, as well as managing his own architecture
company. He said he is quite excited about this, his first solo fine
"Hopefully the draw will be toward the water color," Kinateder said.
"Hopefully those who know of us in the architecture industry will be
interested in this new direction of fine art."
Many may know Kinateder from his model of the downtown Provo, done to
help promote the development of the downtown area. Others may know him
from his First Prize award for his painting in the Utah Valley Artist
Guild's winter show.
Kinateder said one of the things that make his artwork unique is his
use of contrast.
"I think my paintings reflect my belief in a high contrast between
lights and darks," he said.
Kinateder is a graduate from BYU, where he studied art and design.
Since then, he has taught at both BYU and UVU, as well as founded
Kinateder Inc., an architectural design, rendering, and model business
in the Provo area that has achieved national recognition. He has
served several terms on the Provo Arts Council, and is currently
serving as the Chair.
The exhibit will be open during the Covey Center's normal business
hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. till 6 p.m., and Friday, 10
a.m. till 2 p.m. The Eccles gallery is also open any time there is a
performance at the Covey Center.
The Covey Center for the Arts is Provo's quintessential venue for the
fine arts, offering two art galleries, three dance studios, one small
black box theatre, and a 670- seat state- of- the- art performance
hall. Housed in a beautiful building of 42,000 square feet, the
performance hall features a first-class sound system, a 75- foot fly
system, a full theatrical lighting system and a full orchestra pit.
And to enhance audience members' experience, no seat is more than a
measly 60 feet away from the stage. The Covey Center been honored to
host world- renowned guest artists on their main stage, including
Rockapella, The Beach Boys and STOMP. The Covey Center opened in 2007
and has continually served both local and national artists since.
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