"Night Light - A Survey of 20th Century Night Photography," a traveling exhibition assembled by Hallmark Cards, is currently being featured in the upper gallery of NEH Museum of Art at Utah State University. The 85 prints in the show have been selected from Hallmark's collection of 2,100 prints by 230 of the century's leading photographers.
According to Keith F. Davis, curator of Hallmark's fine art collection, "the founding philosophy of the collection is based on Hallmark's longstanding recognition of photography as an important art form and a uniquely powerful medium of communication."He said the exhibit "draws on the breadth of our collection to suggest the richness and diversity of modern night photography."
Although some color work is included, the exhibition contains mostly black-and-white images. The exhibition continues at the museum through Jan. 20. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays; and 2-5 p.m. on weekends. The museum is closed on Mondays and holidays.
- Last minute Christmas shoppers should plan to attend December's Gallery Stroll on Friday, Dec. 21 from 6-9 p.m.
Fourteen galleries will be participating in this month's stroll. They are: Courtyard, Dolores Chase Fine Art, Finch Lane, Gallery 56, Marble House, Phillips, Pierpont, Southam, Urban Arts, Utah Designer Crafts, Williams Fine Art, Sego, Tivoli and A. Allen galleries.
Maps will be available at any of the above galleries. The event is free, with some galleries serving light refreshments and providing live music. For more information, call 328-2787.
- Lallapalooza's winter quarter classes will run on Saturdays from Jan. 5 through March 9. This 10-week series will offer sessions in sculpture, printmaking, drawing and movement. They will be taught by Kamyar Esmali, Kathy Forster and Karla Ryan. Classes for ages five and six are scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. And for ages seven and up, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration fee for the younger children is $30. Fee for the older children is $45.
Registration forms may be picked up at local libraries. For more information, call 582-8980.
- The Salt Lake Art Center Guild recently presented a contribution of $2,500 to the Salt Lake Art Center. The gift represents a successful year of fund-raising by guild president Pam Westin and other officers. The Salt Lake Art Center will apply this gift toward production of the center's 1991 quarterly newsletter.
- A $1,500 grant from the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation will enable the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery in Cedar City to exhibit works on the American West by some of the nation's greatest artists. The exhibit, to be shown in the summer of 1991, will feature 48 hand-colored lithographs by such artists as Audubon, Catlin and Remington.
- Art work by USU student Michael Albrechtsen has been selected for the cover of this year's Christmas card being sent by USU President Stanford Cazier and his wife, Shirley. The design was one of approximately 15 entries submitted by advanced illustration students. The scene is a view of USU's Old Main on a winter's night.
Albrechtsen is a senior majoring in illustration. Earlier this year, he was one of two USU students winning $2,000 scholarship awards at the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration in New York City.
- The monthly meeting of the Utah Watercolor Society is set for 7:30 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 2 at the County Complex, 2100 S. State. The society has invited Jerry Fuhriman to demonstrate his painting techniques.
- Lectures, workshops, classes.
Wednesday, Dec. 19, noon, Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Ken Gumbert will lecture on exhibit "A Moving Point of Balance."
Wednesday, Dec. 26, noon, Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Art-lunch lecture by David Pursley on exhibit "A Moving Point of Balance."
Wednesday, Jan. 2, noon, Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Robin Lee Roberts will lecture on exhibit "A Moving Point of Balance."
- By Richard P. Christenson