University News

SUMA Family Arts Night Series Grows

Published: February 27, 2017 | Author: Ashley H Pollock | Category: Arts

Kids at the SUMA family arts nightThe Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), SUU, and artsFUSION continue to work together on select Monday nights to bring performing and visual arts to life for families in Southern Utah. The SUMA Family Arts Night Series (SUMA FANS) will be held through April on Monday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. The remaining dates include March 6th, 20th, and 27th, and April 3rd, 10th, and 17th.

The SUMA FANS nights focus on visual arts, theatre, and dance. Activities are created by student teachers in their respective disciplines. The evenings are for families to visit SUMA and participate in free artistic activities.

Alisa Petersen, the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education at SUU, said, “We are thrilled about the response we have received to the SUMA Family Arts Night Series. We have loved seeing families returning week after week and we have loved seeing new faces each week as well. It's been so much fun to watch parents, grandparents, and children act, dance, and create art together.

“Because of the overwhelming response we have had to date, starting in March participants will need to reserve spots each week. This will help us avoid filling the museum classroom over capacity. Interested families can sign up at www.suu.edu/artsfusion.”

Wendy Temple, Master of Fine Arts candidate in Arts Administration, said, "It's a joy to see the families and children return to SUMA FANS each week. Knowing participants on a first name basis, greeting them at the door, and seeing the smiles on the children's faces is wonderful."

Don’t forget to sign up for the SUMA Family Arts Night Series at www.suu.edu/artsfusion. For more information, please visit www.suu.edu/suma



Contact Information:
Ashley Pollock, public relations & information coordinator
435-865-8667
pollocka@suu.edu