Cynthia Fehr's watercolors will be in the spotlight from Wednesday, Dec. 5 through Saturday Dec. 22 in Pioneer Theatre's Loge Gallery.
For this exhibit, the artist has focused on the city of Salt Lake for inspiration. Viewers will immediately recognize scenes of Pierpont Cafe, Main Street and Crossroads Mall.Fehr has had a fascination for downtown Salt Lake for a number of years. She says there is a special charm that is more than architectural- it's trees and flower pots, spots of color and banners hanging from posts.
The artist has exhibited extensively since 1969. Many of her paintings can be found in public and private collections throughout the country. They have also appeared in over half a dozen publications.
The show will run in conjunction with Pioneer Theatre Company's production of "The Miser." Theatre patrons may view the selections during intermission. Others are invited to see the show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings.
- The Utah Pageant of the Arts is offering a generous discount for next year's production with its gift certificate program. Patrons can save 20% to 30% by purchasing tickets before Feb. 2. The $14 tickets are $11; $12 tickets, $9; and $10 tickets, $7.
Next year's production will be held at the Capitol Theatre from June 7 through June 29, 1991. Anyone interested in this discount offer should call 768-4668.
- The Museum of Church History and Art is currently exhibiting nativity scenes from countries around the world including Israel, Latin America, Sri Lanka and others. The exhibit will continue until shortly after New Year's.
The museum also will present free programs about pioneer Christmas celebrations in Utah. They are set for Monday, Dec. 10 and Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 and 8 p.m. Actors wearing historically accurate costumes will perform short vignettes of actual Christmas celebrations. Reservations are recommended. Call 240-2299.
- Utah Watercolor Society's monthly meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Painter Tom Leek will conduct this year's Christmas critique of work by UWS members. The critique will take place in the County Complex, 2100 S. State.
- As the holidays approach, several art groups have planned Christmas sales:
Artists-in-Residence at Artspace and Very Special Arts, Utah, will host a fund-raiser on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 5-9 p.m. The event will include a buffet dinner and auction of original holiday ornaments created by artists at Artspace and Utahns with disabilities. The fund-raiser will be held at Artspace, 345 W. Pierpont Ave. Cost is $15 per person. Anyone interested should call 359-1743.
The Cache Valley Potters will hold their annual Christmas pottery sales on Monday, Dec. 3 through Wednesday, Dec. 5 in the east ballroom of University of Utah's Student Union. Hours Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Artist Carolyn Ostler will be exhibiting her watercolors at My World, 2124 S. Orchard Drive, Bountiful, through December. Opening receptions will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5 and Thursday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the remainder of the month, Ostler's works will be shown only by appointment. For further information, call 292-4171 or 295-8248.
- Lectures, workshops, classes.
Wednesday, Dec. 5, noon, Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Free gallery talk about "Nutcrackers" exhibit by artist Mark England.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Public forum on "Art as Therapy" with Beth Ames Swartz, Cathy Malchiodi and Dr. Agnes Plenk and Stacey Cole.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to noon, Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Creativity workshop by Beth Ames Swartz. Fee: $20. Preregistration required.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, noon, Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Free gallery talk by Kelvin Yazzie. He will present and discuss a traditional Navajo medicine-wheel dance.