Bountiful artist Larry Winborg has created an oil painting of Rodney A. Grant on horseback wearing traditional American Indian clothing he wore in the movie "Dances With Wolves." The poster is being used in Project Harmony, a campaign stressing the importance of protecting soil and water resources.
Grant, who portrayed the character Wind In His Hair in the movie, recently joined with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service to urge all Americans to "share the heritage of living in harmony with our natural resources."Available to the public is a free packet containing the poster, a bumper sticker, a coloring book for children and other information including tip strips on ways urban residents can protect soil and water resources.
Ron Nichols, SCS spokesman in Salt Lake City, said, "The materials in the packet will educate and motivate city dwellers to look at ways they can be part of our conservation effort."
Anyone interested in receiving a free packet should call 1-800-THE-SOIL.
- The Third Annual Granite District Invitational Art Show will run from Feb. 8-12 in Cottonwood High School's Art Gallery, 5717 S. 1300 East. Invitations to participate have been extended to art faculty members of the Granite School District. Hosting the event will be William Laursen, John Fackrell and Roberta McAllister. Admission is free and open to the public. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, on Wednesday, hours will be extended to 7 p.m.
- The Utah Watercolor Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Nedda Oswald will present a slide/lecture on egg tempera painting. It will take place in the County Commission Chambers, north building, 2001 South State. The public is invited to attend this free event.
The UWS meets on the first Wednesday of each month.
- Teachers and high school students are now being recruited nationwide to participate in summer residency study programs in American architecture at Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's masterwork in western Pennsylvania. Conducted in June and August, the programs will explore the art in architecture, utilizing the talents of experts in a wide variety of disciplines.
Applications are due April 1, 1993. Enrollment is limited and competitive. Any student who will graduate from the 11th or 12th grade this spring is eligible to enroll in the High School Residency Program to be held June 27-July 4. The Teacher Residency program is set for Aug. 1-8. Tuition is $400, which includes instruction program travel and room and board costs.
For applications and additional information, contact Sarah E. Larsen, education coordinator, Fallingwater, P.O. Box R, Mill Run, PA 15464, (412) 329-1442, Fax 412-329-0881.
- Local painter James Olson has agreed to teach oil painting through Murray Community Education. Cost for the seven-week course is $34 plus materials. Anyone 16 years of age and older is invited to sign up for the class. To register in person, stop by Room 101, Murray Adult and Community Education Center, 5440 S. State. Or call 264-7414. Classes will begin when seven or more people sign up.
- Lectures, workshops and classes*:
Wednesday, Feb. 3 (noon, Salt Lake Art Center) - Art-lunch lecture by artist Fae Swinyard about her exhibit "Ceremonies of Innocence."
Wednesday, Feb. 3 (7 p.m., Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville, 489-2727) - Museum director Vern Swanson will lead a tour through the exhibition of 30 Soviet paintings as well as unveil a recently discovered masterpiece of Russian art. He will also talk about a museum tour to Russia scheduled for June 6-20. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, Feb. 6 (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane, 596-5000) - Workshop by Fred Wright to teach artists how quality color slides of their work can enhance portfolios. Cost: $55 prepaid. Bring a 35mm adjustable camera, tripod and three examples of your work. One roll of film will be provided.
Saturday, Feb. 6 (3 p.m., Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 2175 S. Main, 292-0367) - Gallery talk by Mary Fish about her installation "She Mountain/Earth's Dress: Navajo Women in Resistance."
* Events are free unless noted otherwise.