Kent Miles recently returned from a trip to the Soviet Union where he and three other photographers focused their cameras on Salt Lake's new sister city Chernovtsy. His works are currently being featured in Gallery 127 in Inkley's downtown store (127 S. Main). In this show, Miles has placed his photographs in groups of four related images. He kept the prints small in order to give the viewer an intimate and personal moment with the photographs.

Miles' photographs are also on display in the Lower Gallery at the Kimball Art Center, Park City. Here he shares exhibit space with Longin Lonczyna and Tom Shaner, two other photographers who went to Chernovtsy. Miles' black-and-white prints give a penetrating look at life in Russia. This show remains at KAC through Sunday, Oct. 28.- Five Soviet artists and 48 Americans are currently exhibiting their works in Moscow. The 48 American artists are winners of the second annual Hubbart Art Award for Excellence competition. After the show closes there on Nov. 4, it will travel to Berlin and then to the United States.

American artists are considered to be among the finest representational artists in the country. Three of them are from Utah: Michael Coleman of Provo, Robert Duncan of Midway, and Grant Speed of Lindon.

- Soviet painters Julia Efanova and Alexander Selytin were in attendance at the opening reception of an exhibition of their paintings last Friday night in the Atrium at Foothill Village. (The reception date listed in last Sunday's Art Canvass was incorrect. It should have read Oct. 19, not 29). The show remains at Foothill Village through Thursday, Oct. 25.

The exhibit will then travel to Orem, where it will be featured at Repartee Gallery & FrameWork, J-168, University Mall, from Friday, Oct. 26, through Nov. 2. A second reception will be held Oct. 26 from 6-9 p.m. For details, call 582-6810.

- Graphic Arts Center Publishing recently published a new large-format book, "Utah," with photographs by David Muench and text by Ann Zwinger. This hardbound book contains 133 full-color photographs. They capture the rhythms of the seasons, the splendor of the land and the harmonies of color. In addition, a full-color relief map of the state has been specially created for the book.

"Utah" retails for $36.95. The publishing company is located at 3019 NW Yeon, Portland, Ore. 97210 (503) 226-2402.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, noon, Salt Lake Art Center, 20 S. West Temple - Discussion on exhibition "Identity Places" with Phyllis Jenks, Donna Maldanado, Caroline Holland and Melody Moore. Public invited at no cost.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4-5:30 p.m., Bountiful/Davis Art Center (292-0367) - Puppeteer Dona Price will present the puppet show "Billy Goat Gruff," followed by a puppet-making workshop.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., Browning Center, Weber State College - Lecture by Susan Meiselas, international award-winning photojournalist and author.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Visual room 150, Utah State University - Visiting artist series lecture by Dr. Estelle Jussim. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m., Upper Gallery of NEH Museum of Art, Utah State University - Gallery talk by USU faculty member and ceramist John Neely. No charge.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane, 596-5000 - Class on surface design (printing and stenciling on fabric) with Roberta Glidden.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 1-2 p.m., Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 292-0367 - Artist Richard Brown will discuss illustration as a career. Free for high school art students.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., Orson Spencer Hall auditorium, University of Utah - Slide lecture by Jay Maisel, one of the world's great photographers. Adults, $10; students, $7.

Wednesday, Oct. 31, noon, Salt Lake Art Center, 20 S. West Temple - Tour of "New Portraits" exhibit by John Wood.