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College of Performing & Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Image credit: Illustration courtesy of Michael Wong
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: ART INSIGHTS, MICHAEL WONG, ZION ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
WHAT: Combining images of nature, science, and culture, artist Michael Wong creates incredibly imaginative large-scale landscape and installation art. This innovative artist shares his craft during a presentation for Southern Utah University´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, April 18, 2013
TIME: 7:00 pm
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 FEATURES
MICHAEL WONG, ZION ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE,
APRIL 18, 2013
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Combining images of nature, science, and culture, artist Michael Wong creates incredibly imaginative large-scale landscape and installation art. This innovative artist shares his craft during a presentation for SUU´s Department of Art and Design´s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The lecture begins at 7:00 pm in the Centrum Arena, Section K on SUU´s campus. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
Michael Wong is a San Francisco-based artist who specializes in large-scale drawings and installations investigating cultural mythologies of global history. He has shown his work nationally and internationally in New York, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Beijing, and Venice. He is a veteran artist, educator, and traveler whose studio practice focuses on drawing-based explorations into history and culture. "I cull inspiration from my travels throughout Europe, Asia, and America-experiences that continue to shape and inspire the content of my drawings," Wong said. For the last several years, he has focused on capturing panoramic landscapes in large-format drawings. These works are inspired by his interest in imaginary topographies populated by hybrids of science, history, and personal mythologies. He is the artist-in-residence at Zion Nation Park during the month of April 2013. As an artist, he is particularly spellbound by locations dominated by geological formations that reveal the slow caress of time and erosion.
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, insights, and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.
Rediscover the vibrancy of Zion National Park through the artistic imagination and creative vision of Michael Wong by attending his 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 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 at email@example.com.