Braithwaite Gallery opens Jimmie Jones Collection Thursday
October 12, 2009
Recent paintings by celebrated landscape artist, Jim Jones, will be on display at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibition, “Jim Jones: Recent Paintings,” will open with a reception on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 7 p.m. and will remain through December 12, 2009. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. and admission is free and open to the public.
The reception will begin at 7 p.m. with the showing of Jimmie Jones: Red Rock Painter, a documentary by Jon M. Smith and James M. Aton, in the Hunter Conference Center’s Great Hall in conjunction with the Art Insights program. Afterwards, take a short walk to the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery to see the “Jim Jones: Recent Paintings” exhibition. A majority of the pieces that will be on display during this exhibition will become part of the University’s permanent collection.
Jim Jones has captured the essence of the American West and red rock country through his paintings of Zion Canyon and the Grand Canyon. After growing up in Cedar City, Jones attended the Art Center in Los Angeles, and later traveled to Mexico to study portrait and figure painting. Eventually, Jones made his way back to Utah and fell in love with the landscape. Jones estimates he has created more than 1,400 paintings in the many years he has been working as a full-time artist.
More information about this exhibit is available online through the Braithwaite Gallery's website or by calling 435-586-5432. The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery’s mission is to exhibit, collect and preserve historic and contemporary works of art significant to the interior American West. In addition, the Museum hosts art exhibitions that represent the principal artistic styles and periods of world cultures.