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Tuesday, September 17, 2013


WHAT:             Arizona artist Kimberly Harris will share her unique perspective and voice which unites an impressive array of fields and mediums in bold striking colors.
WHO:               Art Insights, Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design
WHEN:             Thursday, September 26, 2013
TIME:               7:00pm
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

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Whimsical, colorful, and graphic are apt words to describe Kimberly Harris’ multi-media paint and design work. As a Zion National Park Artist-in-Residence and the featured artist at SUU’s Department of Art & Design’s weekly series, Art Insights, Harris will be sharing her experiences and work with students. The presentation will take place inSection JK of SUU’s Centrum Arena on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 7pmAdmission is free and the general public is invited to attend.
Kimberly Harris’ art and architectural work are inspired by her travels and passion for the outdoors. Her manipulation of vibrant colors and playful composition has led to numerous exhibitions throughout Arizona art galleries over the past 24 years. In addition to opening her design studio which incorporates art, architecture, and interior design, Harris has contributed work to the Prescott Jazz Sung Blues Festival, Cool Desert Jazz Festival, the Fun Factory in Yuma, Arizona.
Harris’ devotion to the creative process is demonstrated by her mastery of a variety of mediums and disciplines, such as glass and tile mosaic, welded murals, paints, interior design, and architecture. Her varied skills led to her selection as a 2013 Zion National Park Artist in Residence from September 3rd through September 30th.  The Artist in Residence program offers professional artists the opportunity to live and work in the majestic desert environment of southern Utah. The works completed under this program will contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of Zion National Park and reflect the National Park Service’s mission to the preservation and protection of the park’s cultural and natural resources.
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 installment of Art Insights is a perfect opportunity for southern Utah artists and residents to learn from a unique artist that is actively immersed in our beautiful, intermountain landscape.  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.
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 cpvamktg@suu.edu

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