A variety of perspectives will be showcased in SUU’s Art and Design Faculty Exhibit at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, where patrons will have the opportunity to see what the eleven full-time and several adjunct art and design faculty members have been working on this year, using a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, digital imagery, ceramics, photography and illustration.
The exhibit will also provide the public's first glimpse at the talents of the art and design program's three newest professors, who joined the Art and Design Faculty in the fall of 2010.
Alessandra Sulpy attended Indiana University for her Master of Fine Arts. She is a figurative oil painter who is increasing working in more abstracted and surrealistic ways by creating unfamiliar worlds that start to cross over into familiar ones. Currently Alessandra teaches Drawing 1 and Drawing 3, and this summer is co-teaching an art course in Florence, Italy.
Rheana Gardner is a southern Utah based fine art photographer who specializes in historical and alternative photographic processes. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Academy of Art University.
And Deborah K. Snider holds Masters of Arts degrees in Art Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. Three of her fabric collages were published in the 2010 Lark Books "500 Art Quilts," one of which won an Honorable Mention in the "Art of Our Century" juried exhibition at the Woodbury Art Museum in Orem, Utah. Snider now works as an assistant professor of art education at Southern Utah University.
The faculty exhibition opens with a reception on Thursday, February 3, from 6-8 p.m. and will continue through Saturday, March 12, 2011.
Additional information about the exhibit is available on the Braithwaite Gallery 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 Gallery hosts art exhibitions that represent the principal artistic styles and periods of world cultures.
Admission to the Braithwaite Gallery, open Tuesday through Saturday fro noon to 7 p.m., is free and open to the general public.