By Brooke Vlasich
SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts
CEDAR CITY–For those who love both the arts and the outdoors the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) is offering a new program, Art Adventures. Inspired by the former program, Art Hikes, hosted by the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Art Adventures explores the connection between art and nature. The museum will be hosting two different Art Adventures programs on February 10 and April 14. Both events start at 9 a.m. and require registration. Participants can register online at: www.suu.edu/pva/suma/experience/adult-programs.html.
“As a museum, we are constantly looking for ways to best serve our community and connect with our constituents in meaningful ways,” said Arielle Altenburg, SUMA Community Engagement Associate. “For the residents of Iron County who enjoy being outdoors, Art Adventures is the perfect way to experience art in a different context. It gives people the chance to explore art beyond a museum setting, which can serve as a reminder that art is all around us.”
On February 10, Art Adventures attendees will meet at SUMA to travel to Moapa Valley in Nevada to see Double Negative, a work of land art by Michael Heizer. Transportation and lunch is provided. This program costs $15 for SUU students, $25 for Friends of SUMA members, and $35 for not-yet members.
A second option is a photography lesson with Zion Student Artist-in-Residence and Southern Utah University photography major, Kelly Chuning, which will be held on April 14. During this event, attendees will meet at the Timber Creek Overlook Trailhead at Kolob Canyon. Kelly will offer landscape photography tips while attendees visit Kolob Canyon. Water and snacks will be provided.
Registration is required for both events as space is limited. Please visit: www.suu.edu/pva/suma/experience/adult-programs.html.
CAPTION: Untitled by Kelly Chuning will be included in March 10, 2018 display at the Visitor’s Center in Zion National Park.