Special Exhibit - Artists: At Work in their Studios

Sep 16–Nov 4, 2017, 9:00 am

The Sears Art Museum will feature a special video presentation of past and current artists working in their studios, located in the Eccles Fine Art Center Grand Foyer. Ancient artists worked to leave behind petroglyphs and pictographs, or created pottery that left us clues to their cultures. Artists such as Thomas Moran journeyed here to capture the spectacular grandeur of our area and Zion National Park. Today, artists move here to be surrounded in the beauty of what we call home. Artists paint en plein air (French for outdoors) to capture the quickly changing light. Others work in their studios, set up in garages, small rooms, or spacious and light filled studios. Without work their is no artwork; no intention of creating; no visual images of people, settings, or feelings; no recording of time and change. Gallery director Kathy Cieslewicz says, "They don't call it artWORK for nothing!" The photo images of this presentation of artists working in their studios reminds us of their labor and contributions.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Admission is free.
This exhibit is part of Washington County Works!, a county-wide celebration of work that accompanies the Smithsonian The Way We Worked exhibition, stopping in Leeds from September 16 to November 4, 2017 at the Silver Reef Museum. For more information about Washington County Works! visit ArtsToZion.org. The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Utah Humanities, is touring in partnership with the Silver Reef Museum and Arts to Zion. For more information, see www.utahhumanities.org.

DSU Sears Art Museum Gallery

225 S 700 E
Eccles Fine Art Center, Dixie State University
St George , UT 84770-3875
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DSU Sears Art Museum Gallery
(435) 652-7909