Paintings by Julia Efanova of Leningrad and Alexander (Sascha) Selytin of Moscow recently graced the walls of Repartee Gallery & FrameWork in Salt Lake City. They can now be seen in Repartee's Orem gallery. The two artists show versatility in both style and subject matter. Efanova's work ranges from still-life paintings to fantasy art. Selytin paints still lifes. But a look at the rest of his show reveals that he prefers to paint pictures of Russian buildings.
Their show will continue through Nov. 2 at the Orem gallery, University Mall in Mervyn's Court. For more information, call 224-5508.- Although school hasn't been in session for very long, a number of art students at the University of Utah are already participating in a juried art show. The small but fascinating exhibit is on display in the Union Gallery. Best-of-show award goes to Lin Xia Jiang for the painting "No. 9 (Above the Horizon)." First-place winners are Kevin Parsons (ceramics), Sunny Strasburg (graphic design), H. Carl Twain and Spike Keronac (sculpture), Miles Germer (drawing), Gary Bomar (painting), Brad Slaugh (printmaking) and Ha To Lien (photography). Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.
- Artist Louise Fischman is spending three weeks at Libbie Edward Elementary School in Salt Lake City to supervise the painting of a wall mural. The Utah Arts Council has provided partial fee support for this project through its Arts in Education program.
Marianna Sullivan, principal of Libbie Edward, said, "This residency gives the students direct experience in the conceptualization and creation of an actual art piece." She added that as students have planned, organized and produced the mural, art concepts have become real and meaningful to them.
Fishman's residency ends on Nov. 2. However, before she leaves, she has planned an "unveiling" of the mural for students, teachers and parents.
- Volunteer docents play an important role at the NEH Museum of Art at Utah State University. And members of the museum staff are looking for a few good people to train as tour guides and discussion leaders.
Two noted museum directors will be in Logan on Friday, Nov. 9, to conduct in a one-day seminar. While here, they will discuss ways to start, develop, implement and maintain a docent education program. Anyone interested in working as a volunteer docent is invited to attend the seminar sessions.
The seminar begins at 9 a.m. and continues through the day. Reservations for box lunches must be made in advance. Anyone interested in attending should call 750-1412.
- A membership campaign at the Springville Museum of Art is now under way and the museum's board of trustees is asking the public to support the museum by becoming members.
Lou Jene Carter, vice president of the board, said, "We need a broad base of support in order to continue our progress and serve increasing numbers of patrons and students."
Membership fees are: $15-$24, individual; $25-$99, family; $100-$499, sustaining; $500-$999, patron; $1,000 or more, benefactor. All donations are tax deductible. Checks should be mailed to the museum ate 126 E. 400 South, Springville, UT 84663.
- Lectures, workshops, classes, etc.
Wednesday, Oct. 31, noon, Salt Lake Art Center, 20 S. West Temple - Tour of "New Portraits" exhibit by John Wood. No charge.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Salt Lake County Complex, Room S1010, 2100 S. State - Oriental landscape workshop with Batu Jagchid of Mongolia. $5 fee. Bring sack lunch. For reservations and/or details, call 485-8198.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, noon, Salt Lake Art Center Creer Auditorium - Final lecture in the Art and Humanities series. Dr. Angelika Pagel will discuss "New Forms (1980s to present)." No charge.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 5 p.m. Law Basics for Artists Lecture Series, SLAC - Panel will conduct a "Question/Answer Clinic." No charge.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, noon, Salt Lake Art Center, 20 S. West Temple - Tour of "New Portraits" exhibit by Dan Ruesch. No charge.
- By Richard P. Christenson