Beginning at the top of the street, the St. George Art Museum has opened the new exhibit “There’s No Place Like Home,” a collection of photographs by Dorothea Lange and Mark Hedengren featuring Lange’s images from the 1953 LIFE Magazine article “Three Mormon Towns,” and Mark Hedengren’s follow-up images in 2011, depicting the same “Three Mormon Towns” as we know them today. Also opening at the museum is the exhibit “Permanent Collection Comes to Light,” featuring over 100 pieces from the museum’s collection including two new pieces depicting Zion National Park.
Nine fine art galleries and venues will also participate, including Bedard Fine Art, Authentique Fine Art Gallery, The Mission Gallery, Split Rock Fine Art Gallery, Twiggs and Moore, Art & Soul Gallery and Gift, Wide Angle Photography, Remax Fine Art Gallery, and Twenty-Five Main Café. Some featured artists include narrative painter Fiona Philips at Split Rock Fine Art Gallery, painters Caroll Shreeve & Kathy Heiner at Art & Soul Gallery and Gift, and ceramicists Skylayr Hibbard, Brady Richardson, and Stephen Craig Kent also at Art & Soul. Music by local talents Jake Reed, Jerry Allen, and pianist Greg Baker.
“The Painters will be painting, the ceramists will be making pottery, and the musicians will be playing tunes,” said stroll founder Alisha Burton. “It makes for a fun night downtown, and is really educational in an informal way.”
Also, an opportunity to win a piece of original artwork will be available to those who have an Art On Main punch card marked at each gallery. Punch cards may be obtained the evening of the stroll at the St. George Art Museum, and turned in at Twenty-Five Main Café, where the drawing will take place at 9:00pm. A map and additional information can be found at www.StGeorgeArt.com.
Art On Main is a free community event designed to promote interaction on a personal level between the general public and the fine art community of St. George, and to highlight the growing visual art community of the city of St. George. It is a project of the Art Around the Corner Foundation, which also curates the annual outdoor sculpture exhibit in downtown St. George.