With education as its central purpose, the 25,000 square foot Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) promises to become a major regional cultural attraction in Cedar City by providing space to exhibit, collect and preserve historic and contemporary works of art significant to the interior American West. Read more about SUMA
SUMA Art Hike with Valerie Orlemann
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Professor of Elementary Art Education at Southern Utah University
My connection to SUU's art gallery began in 1987 when I would walk all five of my middle school art classes across the street to the Braithwaite Gallery. In addition to wanting to try out the only elevator in town, these energetic twelve to fourteen year-olds were eager to discuss the artwork they saw. Their encounters were magical. To see Dale Chilhuly's beautiful glass sculptures up close, or learn how Sue Cotter constructed an artist book out of stones, opened their minds to new possibilities.
SUMA will impact our community on so many levels, and I think it will have the greatest impact on our children. Giving children gallery experiences where they can be inspired and also create art, builds life long support.
Serving on the SUMA Community Engagement Committee is exciting as we plan activities that will connect with children and adults. We have a strong base of people who care passionately about making SUMA a reality.
Jimmie Jones was inspired in grade school by the Cedar City Arts Exhibits and nurtured by art teachers such as Dawn Hunter and Eva Schmutz. SUMA in turn will nurture and inspire future generations of creative children to be the next Jimmie Jones.
$1 Million Gift to SUMA Brings SUU Closer to Groundbreaking
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Jim Jones Giclées for sale online!
We have launched an online store featuring Jim Jones giclées.
SUMA Gift Shop Now Open at the Gallery!
It features such items as Jim Jones giclées, posters and catalogues (with DVD), as well as Roland Lee prints.