Basin and Range VI: Watershed (an exhibit)
WHO: Weber State University and Universe City
WHAT: Basin and Range VI: Watershed
WHEN: January 4-30, 8am - 9pm, Monday through Saturday
WHERE: Shepherd Union Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden campus
In conjunction with the Weber State University 2012-13 cross-campus project,Water Works, Universe City will
feature Basin and Range VI, the sixth artistic response to issues
regarding the beautiful mountains that overlook the City of Ogden. The
exhibit will feature paintings by LeRoy Jennings, photography by Tom
Bunn, a display about the Chevo Studios/Andy Dufford creation of the
"Water Cycle" public art recently completed in Ogden, as well as maps,
poems and other works of art about water.
An opening night
reception will be held January 10, 6:00-9:00. The exhibit will run
through January 4-30, 8am - 9pm, Monday through Saturday. The opening
night reception will include a talk by Dr. Carla Trentelman, Sociology.
More about this talk and two others in a separate release to follow.
abbreviated definition of Basin and Range is a "geographic region
characterized by parallel mountain ranges separated by flat valley
floors which extends from the Wasatch Front in Utah to the Sierra Nevada
mountains in California, and from Mexico north to Oregon and central
Idaho." The focus of this exhibit is that part of the Basin and Range
province that provides the beauty of our own backyard - or front yard,
depending on which way your front door faces.
Bunn (Weber State University. BS, Photography/Art Design; Utah State
University, MFA. Photography , Art History; Florida State University,
MS, Education) lives in Wellsville, Utah. He says "I ride my motorcycle,
a lot. I always pack a camera or two because you just never know. I am
drawn to water, quiet pools glimmer in the sun, hissing over rocks,
torrents carving the Earth. Water is the cause, and the effect.
Jennings was born in Ogden and has been painting for more than 50
years. He studied painting at (then) Weber State College on an art
scholarship. His recent paintings in this exhibit are all water studies,
one of his favorite subjects. These paintings show the surface and
depth of water as well as the creatures that are at home there.
Dufford, lead artist with Chevo Studios, recently completed a public
art piece in conjunction with the Ogden River Restoration project. His
proposal, "Water Cycle," is a public plaza with seating and interactive
sculptural elements located along the banks of the Ogden River. (18th
and Grant Avenue). For this exhibit he has provided a 4´ by 8´ "poster"
about the creation and completion of this landmark work.
will also include water poetry by WSU graduate Scott Woodham and others;
large maps including The Great Salt Lake, the Pleistocene era Lake
Bonneville and a 19th century map by John Wesley Powell showing the
watersheds of the West; and a project proposal for a water retention art
work at Oasis Gardens in Ogden.
For more information about this exhibit and lectures, contact Caril Jennings, firstname.lastname@example.org or Benjamin Jennings @ email@example.com.