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Art Director G. RONALD SPEARS @ SUU's Art Insights (CC: March 29)



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/13/12
Michael French
Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Office: 435-865-8667
michaelfrench@suu.edu

Image Credits:
"Rush" by G. Ronald Spears, courtesy of G. Ronald Spears
"Fools Gold" by G. Ronald Spears, courtesy of G. Ronald Spears

FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: ART INSIGHTS, G. RONALD SPEARS
WHAT:             From award-winning art director for Wizards of the Coast to creating hundreds of illustrations for Magic: The Gathering and the Harry Potter Card Game, illustrator G. Ronald Spears depicts realms from beyond the imagination. This talented artist will discuss his craft and experience of his presentation as part of SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights.

WHO:               Art Insights, Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design

WHEN:             Thursday, March 29, 2012

TIME:               7:00pm

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
ILLUSTRATOR G. RONALD SPEARS
MARCH 29, 2012

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: From award-winning art director for Wizards of the Coast to creating hundreds of illustrations for Magic: The Gathering and the Harry Potter Card Game, illustrator G. Ronald Spears depicts realms from beyond the imagination. This talented artist will discuss his craft and experience at his presentation as part of SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday, March 29, 2012. The lecture begins at 7pm at Centrum Arena, Section K, admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.

G. Ronald Spears’ diverse career as an illustrator has taken him on a colorful journey. He had illustrated book covers, magazine articles, video games and much more. He illustrated the children’s book Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy? written by renowned comic actor Jason Alexander. As a Lead Illustrator for International Game Technology, and an Art Director for Sierra On-Line, Ron has created countless illustrations for dozens of video games. Additional projects include illustrations for Dungeons and Dragons, Upper Deck, Blizzard Entertainment and many others. He received his Bachelor of Art from the University of Puget Sound and was awarded his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Hartford. Ron is currently an assistant professor at Southern Utah University in the Department of Art and Design.

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.

Enter a world of creativity and color by attending G. Ronald Spears’ Art Insights presentation. 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 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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