CEDAR CITY- Frontier Homestead State Park Museum is pleased to announce a special exhibit by painter Deena Millecam, beginning Sept. 5 and running through Sept. 29.
Born in Salt Lake City to Howard and Shirley Riley, Deena is the oldest of five children. Her family later moved to Payson, Utah, where she grew up on a fruit farm. Her appreciation to her mother and father for teaching her how to work extends to the education field later on in her life.
Upon graduating from Utah State with a Bachelor of Education in Fine Arts, she taught at Vernal Junior High. Receiving her Masters of Education through the University of Utah, she became an administrator working several positions within the Uintah School District. Upon retiring, she has furthered her studies in art with many wonderful artists. Giving credit for their skills of teaching, she has appreciated all the opportunities to attend workshops.
Showing in several galleries within the last several years, Deena has rubbed shoulders with many fine artists in the St. George, Logan, Ogden, and Vernal area. Her love of watercolor and oil in landscapes, portraits and still life show her enthusiasm for these media.
“Nature always proves to be the best model. A hike along a trail provides a painting waiting to happen,” Millecam said.
Deena lives in Vernal, Utah, and also has a home in St. George. Seven children and nineteen grandchildren bring joy to her life. Her work is dedicated to her late husband, John Millecam, who provided the means and support for her accomplishments. Learn more about her and her work at
The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located at 635 North Main in Cedar City. For more information, call 435-586-9290.