Monday, August 29, 2011
Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991 @ SUU (CC: Sept 8 - Nov 19)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2011
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Office: (435) 586-5432
Image credit: "Portrait of Natasha" Aleksei Federov. Courtesy of Springville Museum of Art
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991
WHAT: This incredible retrospective of Russian art from the last century provides a remarkable overview of Soviet artists from the period -- capturing the people, the history and movements in art. This exhibition is on loan from the Springville Museum of Art and is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery.
WHO: Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991
WHEN: September 8-Novermber 19, 2011
TIME: Tuesday-Saturday, Noon to 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: SUU Campus, Braithwaite Liberal Arts Center, lower level
PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery/ or call (435) 586-5432
SUU's Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery Presents
Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991
September 8-November 19, 2011
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: An incredible retrospective of Russian art from the last century will be showcased this fall when SUU’s Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery presents Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991. This remarkable exhibition is on loan from the Springville Museum of Art and is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. and will continue through Saturday, November 19, 2011. The gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Admission is free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.
Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991 offers a stunning overview of Soviet artists from the period – artisans who capture the people and the history through various movements in art. This outstanding exhibit features dozens of oversized paintings with noteworthy works by Aleksandr Georgievich Gulyaev, Engels Kozlov and Aleksei Federov to mention only a few. These paintings vividly capture a period dominated by social upheaval, turmoil and a vast array of visually striking subjects. A highlight of the exhibition will be the first public viewing of “Musical Interlude,” a large canvass by Leonid Georgiekich Filatov, which was recently acquired by the Springville Museum of Art.
For nearly 35 years, the Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery have helped to enrich lives in southern Utah through their sponsorship of world-class exhibitions and outstanding arts education programs. Additional support for Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991 is provided by AT&T, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and Cedar City Recreation Arts Parks.
Show your support of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery by visiting the online store at www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery/store.html or stop by the SUMA Gift Shop at the Braithwaite, Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-7pm. The gift shop will feature select merchandise related to the Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991exhibition.
Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991 is not to be missed! For more information about this exhibit, visit www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery or call (435) 586-5432. The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery’s mission is to exhibit, collect and preserve historic and contemporary works of art significant to the interior American West. In addition, the Gallery hosts art exhibitions that represent the principal artistic styles and periods of world cultures.
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.