- Associated Utah Artists (ASA) and the Murray Arts Centre have cosponsored an exhibit of drawings and paintings by Utah artists not affiliated with ASA. And a number of artists responded to the call for entries.
Thelma Parsons won first place for her watercolor of a basket filled with flowers; Nell Jean Harris, second place for her oil "The Fourth of July"; and Alfred Crawford, third place for his abstract painting "Number 4." Honorable mentions went to watercolorists Carolyn Ostler and Val Longmore.The exhibit is currently on display at the Murray Arts Centre, 4868 S. State, 269-1400.
- It's time to circle two dates on your calendar - August 4 and 5. Those are the dates of this year's Park City Arts Festival.
The festival, now in its 21st year, is one of the top ten festivals in the country. This year, it will spotlight arts and crafts by over 200 artists who were selected from over 700 applicants in 25 states. Their booths will contain original art executed in a wide variety of mediums. There will be drawings, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, sculpture, fiber art, glass, leather, metal, wooden art works, and much, much more.
Festival entertainment will begin on Saturday when the Kismet Dancers wind their way down Main Street to the Patio Stage, where they will perform. Other entertainment includes the Craig Crowther Band, Amnesia, the Salt Lake Good Time Jazz Band, Armed and Dangerous, and the Orchestra Pachanga.
Wandering entertainers will juggle, dance and amuse crowds in the Pocket Parks. Fourteen Park City restaurants will offer a variety of fine foods in the Food Pavilion.
The festival is produced by the Kimball Art Center. For more information, call (1) 649-8882.
- The Museum of Church History and Art will present "A Pioneer Profiles July 24th Celebration" on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17 and 18. Performance times are 7 and 8 p.m. on both evenings.
Museum docents dressed in authentically recreated period clothing will portray 15 actual pioneers. They will relate the joys, sorrows and challenges of life as they journeyed westward.
The performances, based on both newspaper accounts and reminiscences, are free to the public. But reservations are necessary. Please call 240-2299.
Located at 45 N. West Temple, the museum is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Art enthusiasts traveling to Sun Valley this summer will be interested in shows at the Kneeland Gallery in Ketchum, Idaho. Continuing through July are drawings, paintings and prints by Russell Chatham, who is not only an accomplished landscape painter, but a writer, gourmet chef and world-class fly fisherman.
On August 3, the gallery will spotlight paintings and pastels by Will Caldwell and bronzes and drawings by George Carlson.
Caldwell's most recent work focuses on the roadside attractions and landscapes of Route 66 from the perspective of traveling the western highways.
Carlson is widely known for his Tarahumara and American Indian bronzes. His newest work concentrates on ballet dancers.
This two-man show will remain on exhibit at the Kneeland Gallery, 271 First Avenue, Ketchum, Idaho (208) 726-5512. The gallery is only one of 15 art galleries in and around Ketchum. The Sun Valley Gallery Association invites you to explore these fine galleries.
- Lectures, workshops, classes, etc.
Monday, July 9, Kimball Art Center, 649-8882 - Workshop of basic silkscreen techniques with Jen Shurtliff, daily through July 13.
Monday, July 9, AVA Community Arts Center, Logan - Art camp for children ages 6 and up, daily through July 13. For details, write AVA Community Arts Center, 290 N. 400 East, Logan UT 84321.
Tuesday, July 10, noon, Salt Lake Art Center, 328-4201 - Noon lecture series featuring Dr. Mary Francey, assistant professor of art history, U. of U. She will lecture on "Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism."
Tuesday, July 10, 5 p.m., Salt Lake Art Center - Sue Vogel and Phyllis Vetter of Utah Lawyers for the Arts (ULA) will present a lecture titled "Moral Rights of Artists." This is the second in a series of lectures and discussions focusing on law basics for artists.
Wednesday, July 11, noon, Salt Lake Art Center - Free lecture by Henry Barendse, director of WSC's Collett Art Gallery. One in a series of lectures focusing on Exhibition 1990: Contemporary Works on Paper.
Saturday, July 16, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fine Arts Visual 121, USU - Ceramic workshop taught by Paul Dresang, through July 20.
Saturday, July 16, Kimball Art Center, 649-8882 - Landscape painting workshop taught by Earl Jones, daily through July 20.
Wednesday, July 18, 12 noon, Salt Lake Art Center, 328-4201 - Lecture by Robert Kleinschmidt, one of artists featured in "Exhibition 1990: Contemporary Works on Paper."
Monday, July 23, Kimball Art Center, 649-8882 - "Papermaking: Oriental and Western Techniques" workshop taught by Dorothy Linden. Daily through July 27.
Thursday, July 26, Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 292-0367 - Watercolor workshop taught by Carl Purcell, daily through July 28.