FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/06/11
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: ART INSIGHTS, MARY DONDERO
WHAT: A Zion Artist-in-Residence who works in ink paintings, Mary Dondero allows her art to be affected and inspired by temperature, humidity, smells and geographical formations from the natural environment. This unique artist talks about her craft and shares her experiences at SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights.
WHO: Art Insights, Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design
WHEN: Thursday, April 21, 2011
WHERE: Centrum Arena, Section K, 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.
SUU’S ART INSIGHTS TO FEATURE
APRIL 21, 2011
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: A Zion Artist-in-Residence who works in ink paintings, Mary Dondero allows her art to be affected and inspired by temperature, humidity, smells and geographical formations from the natural environment. This unique artist talks about her craft and shares her experiences at SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday, April 21, 2011. The lecture begins at 7pm at SUU’s Centrum Arena. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
An award-winning artist, Mary Dondero received her BFA from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. She went on to attend the Rhode Island School of Design and received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Dondero’s remarkable work has been exhibited throughout New England. To quote the artist herself, “My ink paintings are derived directly from the visceral experience felt while at specific places. I attempt to resurrect, decipher and represent the conditions of these places as I remember them. For me the exploration of landscape as image is a metaphor for desire or escape, and at times an effort to hold on to the seemingly rational idea that reality might be concrete.” Currently, Dondero is an associate professor of art at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
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.
Explore the art of Mary Dondero by attending her appearance 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.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
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 Shakespeare 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.