Williams Fine Art is currently featuring a show of 19 works by some of the the world's greatest artists. There are four etchings by Rembrandt and Renoir, and one each by Cassatt, Manet and Villon; two lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec and one each by Gauguin and Miro; three pastels by H. Claude Pissarro; and a woodcut by Durer.
Paul Gauguin's lithograph "Les Vieilles Filles, Arles, 1889" was printed in black ink. The composition shows people walking along a path.Included in the exhibit is Rembrandt's "Descent from the Cross," a poignant etching showing Christ being removed from the cross. In another etching by Rembrandt, the prodigal son, dressed in rags and kneeling on stone steps, is supported by his father. Other family members watch from the house.
Another well-known print is Toulouse-Lautrec's "Chocolat Dansant dans un Bar, 1896." This lithograph shows the interior of a bar where a black male dancer strikes a pose.
These limited-edition prints and pastels have been valued by local fine arts appraiser Allen Dodworth and are for sale.
Other rooms in the gallery focus on paintings by popular Utah artists Ken Baxter, Valoy Eaton, Bill Hill, John Jarvis, Nancy Lund and others.
The exhibit of works by the masters continues through January. Williams Fine Art is located at 165 W. 200 South, Suite 2011. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. Call Clayton Williams at 534-0331.
- The Bountiful/Davis Art Center will offer eight art classes this winter. They begin the week of Jan. 14 and run through March 7. Courses in drawing, watercolor, oil painting will be available for adults and children. A photography class for adults will also be offered. Class instructors include Norma Forsberg, Ruth Hewlett, Jan Richins, Diane Turner and Roger Tuttle. Adult classes are $65 and children's classes are $50. Please register before Jan. 14. Call 292-0367.
- Lectures, workshops, classes.
Wednesday, Dec. 26, noon, Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Art-lunch tour of "A Moving Point of Balance" exhibit conducted by Robin Lee Roberts.
Wednesday, Jan. 2, noon, Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Art-lunch tour of "A Moving Point of Balance" exhibit conducted by Robin Lee Roberts.
Monday, Jan. 14, through Friday, Jan. 18, New Images Gallery/Studios, 61 S. Main, Brigham City - Watercolor workshop by Richard Nelson.
Wednesday, Jan. 9, noon, Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Art-lunch tour of exhibit of drawings by Elizabeth Layton conducted by Lucretia Petersen.
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 8 p.m., Monson Theater, Browning Center, Weber State College - Lecture by Whitney Chadwick, professor of art at San Francisco State University.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 1-3 p.m., Sundance Institute Screening Room, Sundance - Symposium by environmental photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. $15 for general public, $10 for students. For reservations, call 225-4107, ext. 212.
- By Richard P. Christenson