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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NEWS: SUU's Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery Adds a Gift Shop

Amie Conner
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Office: (435) 586-5432

SUU's Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery
Adds the SUMA Gift Shop

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Reece Summers, Director of SUU’s Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, is pleased to announce the addition of the SUMA Gift Shop to the gallery. A gift portion of all gift shop sales will benefit the future Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) on campus. The gift shop, located across the hall from the gallery on the lower level of SUU’s Braithwaite Liberal Arts Building, was opened to coincide with the Southern Utah Art Invitational: Summer Exhibit and Sale & The Costume Designers' Art: 50 Years at the Utah Shakespeare Festival exhibitions on June 17, 2011. The gallery shop hours will be the same as the gallery, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the summer and Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. starting in September.

The gift shop will feature limited edition Jim Jones giclée prints, the 2009 Jim Jones exhibition posters, Jim Jones catalogue with DVD and stationary cards. Jones was renowned for his vivid depictions of the southern Utah landscape, and this is an incredible opportunity to own one of Jones’ astonishing works. The State Bank of Southern Utah (SBSU) has generously partnered with Southern Utah University in a reproduction agreement of Jim Jones paintings within SBSU’s permanent collection. Each of these paintings will be reproduced in 50 limited edition giclée prints. Other prints from Jones' final suite of paintings which are part of the SUU permanent collection are also available. The limited edition Jim Jones giclées are available exclusively through the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery and make a perfect gift or addition to any collection.

In addition, there will be limited edition signed and numbered Roland Lee prints available at SUMA Gift Shop. Roland Lee has become nationally known for his transparent watercolors of the southwest landscape, the pioneer west, and rural European scenes.

For more information please contact the gallery at (435) 586-5432. These items are also available for purchase through the online store at http://www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery/.

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 cpvamktg@suu.edu.

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