2015 Design Arts Utah
Stewart Library, Lower and Middle Levels (Sept 25 - Dec 17, 2015)
This exhibition samples some of the best designs from the past 11 years of Design Arts Utah exhibitions. The Design Arts Program and these yearly exhibitions held in Salt Lake City feature the best of Utah designers selected by jurors from all over the United States. Design concepts and objects included in this exhibition vary from toys to modes of transportation to building design. This exhibition demonstrates the work and the importance of design to our everyday experience.
2015 Out of Line
Stewart Library, Lower and Middle Levels (Aug 25 - Sept 25, 2015)
Out of Line incorporates the work of many prominent artists, including Karl Momen, Edie Roberson, Bonnie Phillips, Wulf Barsch, Susan Carroll, and Wayne Kimball.
The exhibit explores the colliding influences of multiple national and international art movements on Utah artists in the late 20th century. Many of the works in this exhibition can be described by or fit into one or more artistic periods, including: geometric abstraction, abstract expressionism, formalism, color field painting, modernism, and others. The result is an exhibition that gives audiences the opportunity to explore what these artistic movements mean when the delineations between them become muddled, and when an artist’s body of work evolves over time to combine these interconnected aesthetics.
Weber State University Student Artwork, Ceramics Department
Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)
Five display cases filled with an array of ceramic objects on view were created by Weber State University students who were enrolled in one of the many upper level ceramics courses offered here. They range from class assignments to proposal-based projects. Many forming techniques that encompass coil and slab construction to the use of a pottery wheel are exemplified here. Accompanying these various forming techniques are numerous surfacing solutions. They range from high temperature gas kiln reduction glaze firing to low fire electric kiln processes. In our program, students learn to decorate and surface their objects through various processes and techniques that include slips, sigillatas, stains, and glazes. With a breadth of skillsets and knowledge, each student begins to develop their own artistic voice, or identity. This exhibit is a sampling of those individuals, and their talents.
Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University: Celebrating 125 Years
University Archives Lower Level (Ongoing)
The University Archives is pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit, Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University: Celebrating 125 Years. Weber Stake Academy opened its doors for the time on January 7, 1889. There were two departments with approximately 100 students in attendance on the first day. 125 years later, Weber State University has over 26,000 students enrolled and over 250 different degree programs.
Photographs by Kevin Mikkelsen
Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing Exhibit)
Kevin Mikkelsen resides in North Ogden, Utah right at the base of the Wasatch Range. “Besides being a beautiful place to live, North Ogden is the perfect jumping off point in which to reach one of 7 National Parks, all within a 5 hour drive time. As time passes, and new things are seen, more miles are traveled, and more mountains climbed, that love progressively deepens and has become an inspiration in his photographic work. Capturing images through today’s digital and film technology has allowed Kevin to express that inspiration in the form of scenic landscapes and wildlife fine art prints.” We are pleased to have the opportunity to show 13 of Kevin’s beautiful images in the library, his complete works may be viewed by going to: PhotographyOutdoors.com