"Other Land" Through the Looking Glass

Published: January 12, 2011 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Spotlighting the natural wonders that can be found in southern Utah as well as showcasing the design skills and imaginative perspective of SUU's most talented designers, the contemporary landscape photography and publications classes have partnered to produce two very different and original exhibits, opening in the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery Tuesday, January 11 and running through January 29.

"Other Lands: The Nature of Art" offers a unique chance to see two coordinating student-produced exhibits in the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery.

"Other Lands" features three sculptural installations from SUU's contemporary landscape photograph class, which examine the ideas of memory, physical and perceptual existence, and interaction between the landscape and humans.

Additionally, Students from the publication design class created a unique book design, photographed in various southern Utah wilderness settings and based on Lewis Carroll's beloved children's classic Alice in Wonderland. The catalog reflects the Wonderland provided by Southern Utah's extraordinary nature experience.

Reproductions of the books are available for purchase, and all proceeds will benefit the National Parks Conservation Fund.

"Other Lands," part of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery Nature of Art exhibit, is made possible with funding from the SUU Outdoor Initiative Fund.

The Braithwaite Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 7 p.m. Admission is free and the General Public is welcome.

Others Lands is a student produced exhibit.

Additional information about this exhibit is available online 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.

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full-and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespearean Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company.

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