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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Utah Arts Festival Gallery presents Figuratively Speaking Exhibit (SLC: Jan 20 - Feb 10)

For Immediate Release, Please
Contact: Eugenie Hero Jaffe 801.599.2040

Utah Arts Festival Gallery presents
Figuratively Speaking
works by Carol Berrey, Elisabeth Bunker and Tom Shea
Opening artist reception Friday, January 20, 6 to 9 pm
Show runs January 20–February 10

Salt Lake City, UT: The Utah Arts Festival Gallery presents Figuratively Speaking works by Elisabeth Bunker, Tom Shea and Carol Berrey from January 20 through February 10 at the Festival headquarters, 230 South 500 West, Suite 120.

Carol Berrey grew up in cities across America. At 19, she took a camping trip through Europe, and ended up staying for twelve years. She eventually returned to Utah for graduate school. After completing a doctorate, Berrey was a university administrator and professor. She now paints fulltime. Berrey’s formal art training includes the California College of Arts & Crafts, the Corcoran Gallery (Washington D.C.), BYU and the University of Utah.

Her representational portraits are based on the human hunger for social information and understanding. She strives to capture the inner life of a range of "ordinary" people. These portraits reveal the subjects’ interior, sometimes secret, selves and lives. Berrey uses both full color and monochrome methods using oil, acrylic, and enamel house paints, on canvas and panels.

Elisabeth Bunker (www.elisabethbunker.com) was born in Bozeman, Montana and graduated in 2009 with a BFA from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She has done mural work in both Utah and Colorado, and traveled to Giverny, France in 2008 to study in Monet’s Gardens. In fall 2010 she started working with Utah Federation for Youth as an Art Liaison, cultivating art projects with refugee youth in an after-school program. She is an accepted artist onto the Utah Arts Counsel Arts Education Teaching Artist Roster. In the spring of 2011, she was hired as the Secondary Visual Art Teacher at Cottonwood Youth Academy, working with teens piloting the treatment center’s first art program. She is currently working with South Salt Lake City, partnering with her students to create community murals. Elisabeth works in a variety of mediums, namely watermedia such as acrylic, watercolor, ink, and collage. Her main inspiration is nature, and the breathless beauty surrounding her in the state she currently resides in, Utah.

Tom Shea (www.garlicandorchid.com) is a Utah native who enjoys smattering his creativity across a variety of artist mediums from sketches, pastels, photography and filmmaking. Inspired by the life he lives in, Tom takes his experiences and learns from artists past and present to create in a way that fills his pallet with endless spirit in every creation.

Artists’ reception, in conjunction with the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, is Friday, January 20 from 6 to 9 pm.

Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.
The Utah Arts Festival Gallery is housed in the Festival headquarters, 230 South 500 West, Suite 120.

For details visit www.uaf.org.
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Upcoming 2012 Utah Arts Festival Gallery Shows:
February 17 – March 9: Travelogue with Randy Laub, Paul Titus and Steve Midgley
March 16 – April 13: Perception with Miranda Whitlock, Blake Palmer and Verl Adams
April 20 – May 11: Natural Treasures with Richard Horrocks, Kevin Wellard and Gary Merrell
May 18 – June 8: Particulation/Caught Up in the Moment with Christine McDonough, Michelle Condrat and Kim Blackburn

2012 Utah Arts Festival: June 21–24

Utah Arts Festival Gallery Mission: To provide a rotating exhibition space for local artists who have participated in the Utah Arts Festival and to introduce emerging artists to the public while familiarizing them with the Gallery and Festival experience. 
Utah Arts Festival Gallery is a member of the Salt Lake Gallery Association.


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