Parowan Gap Inspires Latest Braithwaite Exhibit

Published: January 05, 2010 | Read Time: 1 minutes

The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery will exhibit artwork developed in response to the experiences of visiting Parowan Gap. The exhibit has been created by SUU faculty and staff who spent time at the Parowan Gap during the fall 2009 semester. Through their varied art forms, these students and faculty will express their individual experiences, much like that of the native people to the region.

Parowan Gap is a canyon and passage through the Red Hills west of Parowan Valley. It is said that the Paiute leader, Wakara, identified Parowan Gap as “God’s Own House” to the pioneers who came in 1849. The native people, identified as the “Pre-Columbian Fremont Peoples,” recorded yearly events in symbolic inscriptions on the canyon walls.

The Parowan Gap exhibit will open with a reception on Thursday, January 7, at 7 p.m., and will remain open through Saturday, January 30.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

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.

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