FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: ART INSIGHTS, ALLISON SARMO
WHAT: Arts advocate and visionary Allison Sarmo has used her talent and passion to promote and support public and community art for over 16 years. A resident of Grand Junction, Colorado, her influence is felt around town with installations of sculpture called the “Art on the Corner” project, enhancing the city and giving arts access to its residents. She will present on her career and the administration of numerous arts programs.
WHO: Art Insights
Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design
WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 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
ARTS ADVOCATE AND ADMINISTRATOR, ALLISON SARMO
OCTOBER 6, 2011
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Arts advocate and visionary Allison Sarmo, has used her talent and passion to promote and support public and community art for over 16 years. A resident of Grand Junction, Colorado, her influence is felt around town with installations of sculpture called the “Art on the Corner” project, enhancing the city and giving arts access to its residents. She will present on her career and the administration of numerous arts programs as a part of the SUU’s Art and Design’s weekly lecture series Art Insights, on Thursday, October 6, 2011. The lecture beings at 7:00 pm at Centrum Arena: Section K, admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
Allison Sarmo was a charter board member of the City’s Commission on Arts and Culture when it began in 1990, she served as co-chair of the Commission for three years and then as the Commission’s Cultural Arts Coordinator for 16 years. The Commission is a City appointed and funded board which supports cultural development in Grand Junction, gives financial and other assistance to local arts and cultural organizations, supports local artists, and administers the City’s 1% for Art purchase program. Also a member of downtown’s Art on the Corner Sculpture Exhibit Committee since 1995, she managed that program for seven years in addition to her Arts Commission position. She retired from the City a year ago, but continues to be a consultant with the Colorado Creative Industries Peer Assistance Network, assisting non-profit organizations and communities throughout Colorado in the areas of public art, board development, and cultural planning.
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. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.
Learn more about Allison Sarmo’s public art leadership by attending her Art Insights’ appearance. 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.