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ART CANVASS

-"The Third Wyoming Biennial Exhibition" opens July 5 at the NEH Museum of Art in Logan. Assembled by the Wyoming Council on the Arts, the exhibit features drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, fiber art, leatherwork and blown glass by top Wyoming artists.

Curator LaMar Harrington viewed slides by more than 100 Wyoming artists and cut that number to 14 whose depictions made mature statements, motivations were contemporary, and formats and processes were executed with confidence.The exhibit will run through August 13 in the museum's Upper Gallery. The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends, 2-5 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and holidays. For more information, call 750-1412.

-Three high school art students from Utah have just completed a two-week, full-tuition seminar on the campus of The Colorado College. Sponsored by The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, the seminar was made available to gifted high school juniors from 27 states. The Utah recipients were Andy Buckles and Stuart Ashton of Timpview High School and Timothy May of Highland High School.

-The Park City Art Festival is only about a month away, so be sure to circle August 5th and 6th on your calendar. Efforts are under way to make it the best ever, since the festival will be celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Over 700 visual artists from across the country applied to be included in this popular festival. Jurors narrowed that number to 200.

Festival participants will feast their eyes on a potpourri of arts and crafts - including drawings, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, sculpture, fiber, glass, leather, metal and metal and wooden art works.

Of course, the festival will offer more than visual arts. There will be performing arts on the Patio and the Deer Valley stages. Wandering entertainers will amuse crowds in the Pocket Parks and Food Pavilion. And 14 Park City restaurants will offer a variety of tasty treats.

The festival is produced by the Kimball Art Center. For more information, call 1-649-8882 or write KAC, P.O. Box 1478, Park City, Utah 84060.

-The fourth biennial Intermountain Weavers Conference will be held July 27-30 in the Salt Palace, Marriott Hotel and Salt Lake Art Center. Participants may choose from 17 three-day workshops and four seminars. Plans also include a fashion show, banquets, yarn sales and commercial exhibits. A juried exhibition, "Fiber Celebrated '89," will hang in the Salt Lake Art Center during the conference and throughout the month of August.

For conference registration forms, write Gladys Palmer, 441 N. First West, St. George, Utah 84770.

-The 37th Annual Meeting of the Utah State Historical Society will be held July 14 and 15 in Salt Lake. On July 14, sessions and banquets will be held at the Salt Lake Hilton, 150 W. Fifth South. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

On July 15, attendees will be transported by bus to the Alpine Arts Studios (North Mountain Artists Cooperative) and the Springville Museum of Art.

The public is invited to participate in this historical look at the visual, literary, performing and folk arts in Utah. Registration deadline is July 6. For registration forms and information, call 533-5755.

-Lectures, art classes, workshops, etc.

July 10-14, Kimball Art Center. Painter Valoy Eaton will instruct an outdoor oil painting workshop. Call 1-649-8882.

July 21 & 22, Aug. 18 & 19, Kimball Art Center. Two sessions of wildflower photography by Jerry Honeywell. Call 1-649-8882.

July 24-28, Utah State University. Workshop by Christine Federighi. Focus will be on large, sculptural ceramic forms. Call 1-750-1412.

July 25-29, Kimball Art Center. Watercolor workshop with Carl Purcell. Call 1-649-8882.

Aug. 1-5, Southern Utah State College, Cedar City - Wildlife and landscape photography instructed by Richard Dotson, Robert J. Warren and Lynn A. Chamberlain. Cost: $155. Registration and $50 deposit must be received by July 14. For information, call 1-586-7854.