People who stop by the Park Ivy Garden Cafe are enjoying colorful murals depicting endangered wildlife and forests. The artists creating them are University of Utah students Victoria Lyons and Michael Morgan.

In addition to the drawing and painting meaningful images, the artists have attempted to convey a sense of hope and reverence for the forests and the creatures inhabiting them. In their artists' statement, they wrote, "We have so much to learn from all the creatures and natural environment of the Earth." They added that the forests, the animals, the oceans - all of them are gifts that come with responsibilities.One completed mural hangs in the restaurant, while two others are in various stages of completion. Restaurantgoers enjoy eating leisurely while watching two students create art in the Park Ivy Garden Cafe, a popular vegetarian restaurant located at 878 S. 900 East.

- The Utah Arts Festival is currently accepting applications from visual artists and craftspeople in all media. Applicants must submit four 35mm slides along with their completed application. A jury of professional artists will select approximately 60 artists. Selected artists must pay a booth rental fee of $350. Application deadline is Feb. 11. Notification of acceptance will be mailed after March 11.

Application forms are available from the Utah Arts Festival, 168 W. 500 North, Salt Lake City, UT 84103. For details, call 322-2428.

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- The Greater Salt Lake Area Quilters will hold a monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 6, in the council chambers of the South Salt Lake County Complex, north building, 2100 S. State. The theme of this meeting is titled "Quilting Your Own Little Niche in the World." Participants are invited to bring four 41/2-inch squares of muslin with their names written with permanent ink diagonally across the face of each piece. Highlight of the meeting will be "Show and Tell."

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