WHAT: The SUMA Art Hikes continue as art devotees join artist Anne Weiler-Brown, a mixed media abstract expressionist, on the second hike on the Timber Creek Overlook Trail in Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park.
WHO: SUMA, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Community Engagement Committee
WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 2012
WHERE: Cedar City Main Street Park, east side (near main pavilion), Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: Free and open to the general public. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
INFO: For detailed information and requirements, call (435) 586-5462 or visit www.suu.edu/pva/suma.
SUU’s SUMA Art Hikes Venture
into Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park,
with Anne Weiler-Brown
June 30, 2012
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: The magic of the southern Utah landscape continues to inspire artists of all media. Mixed media abstract expressionist, Anne Weiler-Brown finds her creative spark in the region’s startling vistas. The artist will lead the second SUMA Art Hike of summer 2012 on Saturday, June 30th with a trek on Timber Creek Overlook Trail in Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park. The Art Hikes have been created by the Southern Utah Museum of Art’s (SUMA) Community Engagement Committee to build public awareness for the proposed museum. All Art Hikes are free.
SUMA Art Hikes have been created to provide an opportunity for the southern Utah community to discover the special places where local artists gain inspiration for their art. Participants will get to hike to these inspiring locations with the artist as well as a representative from the Public Lands who will educate and enlighten the hikers to learn more about these unique locales. In addition, all participants are encouraged to bring their own art supplies (sketch books, pencils, pastels, watercolors or whatever a hiker’s media) and cameras to capture the natural beauty of the region for themselves.
On Saturday, June 30, 2012, Anne Weiler-Brown will take participants on the Timber Creek Overlook Trail in Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park. Anne, an acclaimed mixed media abstract expressionist, begins each art piece with hours of field work…painting in plein air (French expression for painting outdoors). According to the artist, “Abstract painting must be rooted in elements of composition, color juxtaposition and values. I add an extra element of passion.”
In the shadows of Zion Canyon’s red cliffs in Southern Utah, Anne Weiler-Brown creates her mixed media abstract expressions. Substantial texture has been an integral part of Anne’s art since childhood — glue and rocks being her favorite combination. Her artistic career began with the teachings from her Potawatomi ancestors, resulting in handmade rawhide drums and totems with highly realistic animal paintings. An avid traveler and tour guide, Anne photographs her subjects; her first step is to explore the spirit and appearance of the subject in a poetic way. Then with rich artistic value, the image is transformed onto canvas. Prior to her move from Laguna Beach, CA, in 2004, she exhibited at the annual Sawdust Art Festival as well as nationally juried art shows. She is represented by SplitRock Fine Art, in St. George; LaFave Gallery in Zion Canyon; and LaChica Gallery in Las Vegas. Her works of art hang in many private and corporate collections, nationally and internationally. In addition, Anne teaches plein air painting with the Zion Canyon Field Institute and is the Western Regional Marketing Manager for Plein Air Magazine.
The final hike this summer will explore the wonders of the Summit Petroglyphs learning about now Native Americans used art to interpret their landscapes with Todd Prince on Saturday, July 14th.
SUMA Art Hikes are free and open to the entire community. All ages are welcome. Hikers will meet at Cedar City Main Street Park, east side (near main pavilion) at 9 am. Participants are welcome to bring their own art supplies. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Hikers need to provide: Own transportation, an adequate lunch, sturdy hiking shoes or boots, knapsack, a minimum one quart of water per person, rain jacket, personal first aid kit, sun screen protection, and layered, comfortable clothing (for any type of weather). Walking sticks and insect repellant are recommended but not required.
The SUMA Community Engagement Committee thanks those individuals and organizations that have helped make the Art Hikes happen: Anne Smith, SUU Instructor, Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism (ORPT), Coordinator, Outdoor Education Series, the National Parks Service and the Cedar City and St. George offices of the Bureau of Land Management.
Detailed information can be obtained by calling (435) 586-5462 or visiting www.suu.edu/pva/suma. To make a contribution to SUMA, please contact Donna Law, Director of Development: CPVA, at 435-865-8182 or email@example.com. Contributions can be made online at www.suu.edu/pva/suma.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
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 Shakespeare Festival, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org