Wayne Brian, a master potter from Mesa, Ariz., will conduct a five-day workshop at the Art Barn, April 23-27. Participants will learn centuries-old techniques of pottery making used by the ancient Southwestern cultures, including locating and processing "field" clays, modeling, slips, decoration and painting with organic and mineral paints as well as outdoor firing.
Classes will run daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lower studio at the Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane. On the last day, Brian will conduct a field trip to Diamond Fork Canyon to collect field clays and fire them.A retired engineer, Brian has spent many years in extensive study and experimentation in order to authentically replicate the pottery of eight different cultures. He believes replicated primitive process pottery can help solve the problem of archaeological site looting.
No previous ceramics experience or skill is necessary. Cost is $225 per person, with a $50 deposit required. Participation is limited to 15 students. To register or for details, call Linda Jamison at 571-1962 or 571-1790.
- The Dolores Chase Gallery has planned an opening reception for Lee Deffebach to officially announce her representation with the gallery. It's set for Friday, April 19, from 6-9 p.m. at 260 S. 200 West.
Also featured at the opening will be the new Gallery Cafe, serving light lunch, coffee and desserts. Lunches will be available on a regular basis starting Tuesday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and beverages and desserts until 5 p.m.
Dolores Chase got the idea during a recent trip to Italy, where she often enjoyed a quick espresso and pastry as she stood next to a marble counter and looked out on the vistas of Rome or Florence. Chase invites visitors to meet friends in her gallery and look at the exhibits while enjoying palatable food and drink.
- Applications for two $5,000 visual artist fellowships must be delivered to the Utah Arts Council, 617 E. South Temple, by Monday, April 15, or postmarked no later than that date. These fellowships are available to professional Utah artists working in crafts, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture or new genres. Painter and sculptor Manuel Neri of Bernicia, Calif., will select the recipients. The awards will be announced June 30. For further information and fellowship application forms, call 533-5757.
- The Intermountain Society of Artists will hold its monthly education meeting on Wednesday, April 10. Illustrator and teacher Paul Mann will demonstrate his techniques. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Senior Citizens Center, 237 S. 1000 East. The public is invited.
- Lectures, workshops, classes.
Wednesday, April 10, Art-lunch tour by David W. Pursley. Topic: "Creation of an Installation."
Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m. Salt Lake Art Center, "The Shapes of Dissent, Dadaism," second of the eight-part series "Shock of the New."
Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to noon, Salt Lake Art Center. Workshop for children ages 7-13 taught by Tom Judd. Fee: $20. Preregistration required. Call David Pursley at 328-4201 for details or to register.
Wednesday, April 17, Art-lunch tour by Tom Judd. He will discuss his exhibit now on display in the Main Gallery.
Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m., Salt Lake Art Center, "The Landscape of Pleasure: Impressionism," third of the eight-part series "Shock of the New."
- By Richard P. Christenson