September 13th, 2008

Kathleen Peterson “A Wait for Sun” Oil

Coming up next weekend, don’t miss the Spring City Arts Plein Air Competition. The plein air painters will be out and about in Spring City from the 17th to the 19th, and the Competition Art Show and Sale is on the 20th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to walk around the historic town and watch the artists paint their own chosen scenes. All of the paintings in the plein air competition will be on display and available for sale on the 20th. Artists who want to participate can even sign up at the event. The Spring City Arts website has more information.

Spring City is in Sanpete County; it’s remote but also full of fantastic artistic energy and some of your favorites live there: Kathleen Peterson, Michael Workman, Sharron Evans, Lee Udall Benion, Douglas Fryer, and more. Get together a group of friends and carpool down to the event.

The University of Utah Fine Art Museum’s (UMFA) “Money to Picasso” exhibit runs for only a few more days: September 21st is the last day to visit this extraordinary exhibit. The collection is thanks to the Cleveland Museum of Art, which chose four museums across the country to show their collection as they undergo renovations.

From the UMFA website: “Masterworks by artists Renoir, Degas, Monet, van Gogh, Dalí, Picasso and Matisse grace the walls of the Museum’s first floor galleries. Monet to Picasso will allow you the rare opportunity to see an extraordinary gathering of work up close by some of the most important European modern masters of the last two centuries.” I’ve been twice and I’m sure I could use a third.