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Friday, February 22, 2013

Art Insights to Feature Zion Artist-in-Residence Evelyn McCorristin-Peters @ SUU (Cedar City: Feb 28)

WHAT:              Zion Artist-in-Residence and painter Evelyn McCorristin-Peters shares her experiences about creating art within the national park.

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

WHEN:             Thursday February 28, 2013

TIME:               7:00pm

WHERE:           Sterling Church Auditorium, Sharwan Smith Center, 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.

FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Capturing the natural wonder of a national park is the focus of Zion Artist-in-Residence and painter Evelyn McCorristin-Peters' presentation at SUU’s Art Insights, on Thursday February 28, 2013. The lecture begins at 7pm at Sterling Church Auditorium, Sharwan Smith Student Center Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend

The work of Evelyn McCorristin-Peters springs from a lifelong fascination and dedication to the natural environment. She creates to express commitment to the preservation of native flora and fauna in hopes of celebrating its diversity while documenting its fragility.

Evelyn is originally from New Jersey and Delaware, and has now lived in the Sarasota/Manatee county area of Florida for over 25 years. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delaware and also attended The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Ringling College of Art and Design.

In 1984 Evelyn began exploring the world, visiting 48 of the 50 states as a scenic artist with Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus, and through extensive travel as management for Disney Stores. Today, she continues to explore the country through the educational and conservation efforts of Haai, Inc. Shark Encounter, the family business.  Evelyn’s travels throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and Canada, along with a year residency in Japan, have shown a wide diversity of life and given her the opportunity to share experiences through art.

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.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the experiences of this unique Zion Artist-in-Residence!  For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visitwww.suu.edu/arts.
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 Center for Shakespeare Studies and 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.  The Center for Shakespeare Studies offers a minor in Shakespeare Studies. 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 (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail atcpvamktg@suu.edu.

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