For Immediate Release: 6/27/11
Public Information Coordinator
Southern Utah University
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Office: (435) 865-8667
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: SUMA ART HOME TOUR
WHAT: Great art and great food come together as part of a unique fundraiser to benefit the future Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA). Five world-class art collections and a gourmet luncheon, catered by Chef Imi of Orchids Restaurant in St. George, make up the mouth-watering ingredients of one spectacular day.
WHO: SUMA, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Community Engagement Committee
WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2011
TIME: 9:30am until 4:00pm
WHERE: Art: Various locations throughout Cedar City, UT / Luncheon: SUU President’s home
PRICE: $50.00 per person (includes luncheon)
TICKETS: Online at www.suu.edu/pva/suma (does not include online handling fees) or in person at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University campus, Artisans Gallery 94 West Center Street, Cedar City, or Groovacious Records 173 North 100 West, Cedar City.
INFO: (435) 586-5462 or visiting www.suu.edu/pva/suma.
SUU’s SUMA Community Engagement Committee
Creates Fundraiser, “Art Home Tour,”
Featuring Stunning Art Collections and Gourmet Luncheon
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Tickets Now on Sale
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Great art and great food come together as part of a unique fundraiser to benefit the future Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA). Five world-class art collections and a gourmet luncheon, catered by Chef Imi of Orchids Restaurant in St. George, make up the mouth-watering ingredients of one spectacular day. Sponsored by the SUMA Community Engagement Committee (SCEC), the SUMA Art Home Tour is a fundraising event for SUMA that art lovers will savor for years to come. The Art Home Tour is scheduled for Saturday, August 6, 2011, and begins at 9:30am with a break for luncheon at SUU’s President’s home at 12 noon and continues at 2:00pm until 4:00pm. Tickets are limited, and must be purchased in advance and are $50.00 per person which includes the tour and luncheon. Tickets may be purchased online at www.suu.edu/pva/suma or in person at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery on the Southern Utah University campus, Artisans Gallery 94 West Center Street, Cedar City, or Groovacious Records 173 North 100 West, Cedar City.
The SUMA Art Home Tour provides an opportunity to experience five stunning art collections which include the works of renowned international and regional artists – not seen by the general public. Painting, ceramics, sculpture and much more are among the mediums included in these priceless collections. An artist himself, Chef Imi has built an outstanding reputation for himself in southern Utah, first at Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Silver Reef and now at Orchids Restaurant at the Lexington Hotel in St. George. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his signature cuisine.
A highlight of the gourmet luncheon will be an “Opportunity to Win” the original artwork created by southern Utah favorite J. Brad Holt for the Art Home Tour and recent SUMA Art Hike posters. The donation for the “Opportunity to Win” is $10.00 per entry and may be purchased online, at check-in or at the luncheon.
Attendees must be 14 years of age and up. Each participant must have a ticket. Young children including infants are not permitted on the tour. No smoking, photography or pets in any of the homes will be allowed. For women, flat shoes are suggested due to the amount of walking on the tour. Note: two homes will require all participants to wear protective booties prior to entering home (booties will be provided by the tour). Participants must provide their own transportation. The tour is not handicap compliant.
Check-in for the tour will be held at Artisans Gallery 94 West Center Street, Cedar City, on Friday, August 5 at 2-4pm and on Saturday, August 6 at 8:30-9:30am. All participants must check in for the tour in person to receive the map and info packet for the tour. This information will not be mailed out.
The SUMA Community Engagement Committee (SCEC) has been formed to build public awareness for the Southern Utah Museum of Art. The multi-gallery museum will feature increased exhibition space including one gallery devoted to the works of renowned Utah artist Jim Jones, while additional galleries feature rotating exhibits. A benefit to all students from the local and SUU communities will be increased classroom and studio space for hands-on educational activities for K-12 school groups as well as art classes for university students. This remarkable venue will be located on the campus of Southern Utah University. Recent activities created by SCEC include Future SUMA Artists: the 3-Inch Art Show and the SUMA Art Hikes.
Spend a day enjoying stunning art and savoring delicious food while benefiting the future of art in southern Utah. Make your plans now to attend the SUMA Art Home Tour. For more information, visit www.suu.edu/pva/suma or call (435) 586-5462.
To make a contribution to SUMA, please contact Donna Law, Director of Development: CPVA, at 435-865-8182 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions can be made online at www.suu.edu/pva/suma.
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 email at email@example.com.