FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/31/11
Marketing and Public Relations
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Image: "Fall on Zion" by Arlene Braithwaite
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: The Southern Utah Art Invitational and The Directors’ Art: 50 Years at the Utah Shakespeare Festival
WHAT: Experience the art from the studio and the stage with the Southern Utah Artist’s Invitational Summer Exhibit and Sale and The Costume Designers’ Art: 50 Years at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
WHO: Southern Utah University, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery
WHEN: June 17 – September 3, 2011
TIME: Monday – Saturday, 10am–8pm
WHERE: Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Braithwaite Liberal Arts Center, Lower Level, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: Free Admission
INFO: For more information call (435) 586-5432 or visit the gallery website at www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery
BRAITHWAITE FINE ARTS GALLERY SHOWCASES
REGIONAL ARTISTS & USF COSTUME SKETCHES
JUNE 17 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Celebrating art from the studio and the stage, the Southern Utah Art Invitational Summer Exhibit and Sale and The Costume Designers’ Art: 50 Years at the Utah Shakespeare Festival showcases the art and artists of Cedar City and the Southern Utah region. The joint exhibit will run June 17 – September 3, 2011, at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery on the Southern Utah University campus. Summer gallery hours are Monday–Saturday, 10am–8pm. Admission is free, and the general public is encouraged to attend.
Showcasing some of Southern Utah’s most celebrated artists, the annual Southern Utah Art Invitational Summer Exhibit and Sale will display over 250 pieces from many mediums of art including painting, photography, woodcarving and ceramics. Previous artists include Karen Gale, Susan Harris, Brad Holt, Jennifer Rasmusson, Kate Starling and Melissa Sullivan among others. Works on exhibit are for sale and may be purchased on sight at the Braithwaite Gallery. This invitational Exhibit and Sale will run concurrently with the summer season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival just a short walk from the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery.
In honor of the Festival’s 50th season, patrons can enjoy The Costume Designers’ Art: 50 Years at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The exhibit, created and complied by the Festival’s Costume Director Jeff Leider, and Props & Display Director Ben Hohman, showcases renderings of well-known costumes from memorable Festival productions. Patrons will view sketches from a variety of costume designers, including Bill Black, Janet Swenson and David Mickelson. The exhibit also brings these renderings to life with a section that demonstrates the entire process of constructing a costume for one season. Hohman looks at this exhibit as another way patrons can experience the magic of the festival, “It has been quite an undertaking to get all the renderings organized and laid out for the exhibit, but I think it will be exciting for our patrons to see the artwork behind the art.”
Celebrate the art from the studio and the stage with the Southern Utah Art Invitational Summer Exhibit and Sale and The Costume Designers’ Art: 50 Years at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. For more information about the Southern Utah University Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, please call the gallery at (435) 586-5432, or visit the gallery website at www.edu/pva/artgallery.
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 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 email@example.com.