The Last Fifty: Modern and Contemporary Works from the Utah State Fine Art Collection
Stewart Library Lower and Middle Levels (February 19 to May 14, 2013)
Brought to you by the Friends of the Stewart Library,
The Last Fifty is a selection of original works by Utah artists from 1962 to the present. Although there is a chronological sequence apparent in the exhibition, the scope of practice is wide and varied. Included in this exhibition are traditional natural and urban landscapes by artists such as LeConte Stewart and Richard J. VanWagoner. These pieces contrast with works influenced by modernist movements — abstract expressionism, geometric abstraction, minimalism — in the work of Lee Deffebach, Edward Maryon and Anna Campbell Bliss. Other artists working in the 20th century address contemporary themes of place, spirituality, identity and environment.
"Impressionism is the most important painting innovation of all time....I thought to myself, why not use this technique to express an idea rather than making it the end goal of a painting? I have tried to think of it as a means of interpreting landscaping rather than making it merely impressionistic. I had a great urgency to work as rapidly as possible. Each Saturday I painted one large 24-by-30-inch picture in the morning and another in the afternoon. Between I painted four smaller studies. Six was an average Saturday for me."
Ceramic Students Artwork (Spring 2013)
The Weber State Visual Arts Department offers some examples of students’ artwork from Art 2310, Introduction to Ceramic Art. In this beginning level art class, students learn to work with clay and surface treatments in a variety of ways. There are no prior skills or experience necessary to create wonderful works of ceramic art. This class covers the basics from relief carving, to hand building with coils, to learning to make pottery.
Weber's Viking Geologist: The Life of Professor John G. Lind
University Archives Lower Level (October 2012 - May 2013)
The University Archives is pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit, "Weber's Viking Geologist: The Life of Professor John G. Lind." Born in Sweden, Lind was one of the first teachers at Weber Stake Academy in 1896, and over the course of his career saw the school change from a small LDS high school to a bustling state college. He was the first faculty member with a Ph.D., and was a polymath who taught geology, physical and natural sciences, and Latin. His Scandinavian heritage led to his nickname, "The Viking," but despite his imposing demeanor, he was a beloved teacher who inspired generations of Weber students.
Special Collections Images
Stewart Library, Top Level (Ongoing)
The exhibit on the top floor of the Stewart Library showcases photographs
housed by Special Collections. These photographs document the history of Ogden
through business and people.
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