Artwork by three talented Utah women is being featured at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center through Feb. 4. The artists are ceramist Wendy Wood and painters Norma Forsberg and Rita Lambros.
Anyone familiar with Forsberg's work knows that although she enjoys painting abstracts, her favorite subject is Utah landscape. And she'll visually record it in a variety of mediums, depending on the mood she's trying to create. She seems equally at home with oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastels - although she says she prefers water-color because of its spontaneity. She has 23 paintings in the show.Lambros incorporates a variety of ideas and complex emotions in her drawings, paintings, monotypes and mixed-media paintings. She looks at her subject matter from different points of view, sometimes from a microscosmic, single-focus images to more inclusive, panoramic ones. She is represented by 19 varied artworks.
Wood didn't get involved in ceramics until after she received a bachelor's degree in history (with a minor in anthropology/archeology) at Brigham Yound University. She then went on to study wheel-thrown pottery, art history and primitive art of Africa, Asia and the Americas. A producing potter for several years, she says the 15 stoneware pieces in the show is an offering in fulfillment of a promise to herself and to others.
The Bountiful/Davis Art Center is located at 2175 S. Main (292-0367). Gallery hours are 5-9 p.m. on Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 2-5 p.m. on Saturday.
- More art classes and workshops are coming up at the Kimball Art Center during February. They include two children's drawing workshops with Nancy Tompkins Feb. 5 and 12; and two water media workshops with Jossy Lownes Feb. 11-12 and Feb. 25-26. Anyone interested in signing up for these classes should call 649-8882. The KAC, Park City, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
- The Greater Salt Lake Area Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Council Chambers of the North Building, Salt Lake County Complex, 2100 S. State. Theme for the meeting will be "A Small World." It will include miniature quilt samples as well as hints and ideas. Highlight of the evening will be "show and tell."
- Lectures, workshops, classes and meetings:
Saturdays, Feb. 12, 19 and 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane) - Three silk painting workshops taught by Roberta Glidden. Cost: $40 per class. Dyes and materials are included in tuition. Sponsored by the University of Utah department of Continuing Education. For details, call Glidden at 394-5688.