FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2013
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
College of Performing & Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Image credit: A Toy Story attraction sketch by Todd White. Courtesy of Todd White
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: SUU’s ART INSIGHTS PRESENTS ACCLAIMED ARTIST AND THEME PARK DESIGNER TODD WHITE.
WHAT: Internationally-acclaimed artist, illustrator and theme park designer Todd White will share insights on how to achieve creative success in a variety of arts fields.
WHO: Art Insights, Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design
WHEN: Thursday, September 12, 2013
WHERE: Centrum Arena, Section JK, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
INFO: 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 HOSTS WORLD-FAMOUS ARTIST,
ILLUSTRATOR AND THEME PARK DESIGNER TODD WHITE
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Todd White's distinctive style has earned international acclaim in fields such as television animation, illustration, theme park design, commercial packaging, and fine art. He will present at SUU’s Department of Art & Design’s weekly series, Art Insights, on Thursday, September 12, 2013. White’s presentation will be held in Section JK of SUU’s Centrum Arena, at 7pm. Admission is free and the general public is invited to attend.
Todd White’s success is apparent from his selection as the Official Artist of the 49th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, his 2009 invitation from Warner Bros. to contribute to the 70th Anniversary Celebration of The Wizard of Oz, and his 2010 partnership with Coca-Cola to produce collectible packaging that features his unique signature—the first time Coca-Cola has given such credit to a fine artist. His theme park and unique experience design and rendering credits include Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Sony’s Music Box in Berlin, The Mediterranean Sea Park in Italy, Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary Parade in Anaheim, and the Harry Potter Experience touring exhibit.
Recently, White’s record-breaking exhibitions in the United Kingdom have been followed with even greater domestic acclaim, making him one of the world’s most collectable and successful living artists. White is a compulsive observer of detail, studying and absorbing figures, faces, and features to record ideas for his next work—paintings captivate, invoke laughter, and demand repeated viewings.
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 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.
This is a singular opportunity for southern Utah artists and community members to learn from a major artist that has achieved success in a wide variety of fields. 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
Southern Utah University’s College of Performing and Visual Arts is home to nationally-accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts, and Dance. The College offers 17 degrees, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, professional Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre, and Arts Administration Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts. It houses the Center for Shakespeare Studies, which offers a degree minor. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff teach and mentor over 550 arts majors. Over 1100 students enroll each year in more than 195 arts classes. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions annually. Its 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.