The Salt Lake Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the Art Directors Salt Lake City (ADSLC) will present an evening with Michael Vanderbyl of Vanderbyl Design, San Francisco. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 25, with a reception from 6-7 p.m. in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the speaker presentation from 7-9 p.m. in the Behavioral Sciences Auditorium (west of museum).
Vanderbyl has gained international prominence in the design field as practitioner, educator, critic and advocate. He is dean of the California College of Arts and Crafts at Oakland. His design company, established in 1973, has evolved into a multidiscipline firm with expertise in graphics, packaging, signage, interiors, showrooms, furniture, textiles and fashion apparel.Cost for the lecture is $5 for students and $7 for the general public. AIGA and ADSLC members will be admitted free. For more information, call Rebecca Jacoby (534-1434) or Gil Schaefer (364-1717).
- The Salt Lake Gallery Association has chosen Friday, April 19, to host another gallery stroll. Many of the galleries will celebrate by introducing new exhibits. They include works by Dennis Smith at Gallery 56, watercolors by Thomas Leek at Tivoli Gallery and paintings and sculpture by Lee Deffebach at Dolores Chase Fine Art. Other galleries participating in this month's stroll are A. Allen, Courtyard, Pierpont, Salt Lake Art Center, Sego, Ellie Sonntag, Southam, Urban Arts, Utah Designer Crafts, Williams Fine Art and Marble House.
Most galleries will have artists present to answer questions. Maps of the locations of the galleries will be available at any of the above galleries. For details, call 328-2787.
- The Crosslands Retirement Community has planned an art exhibit in which five residents at the community will display their art work. Participating are June Done, Carrie R. Merrill, Annie Stricklin, Betty Watt and Edna Charlesworth. Done's painting "Seaside" won first-place in the 1990 national Hillhaven Art and Poetry Contest. She flew back to Washington, D.C., to accept the award.
These senior artists' works will be displayed from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 20 at the Crosslands Retirement Community, 10970 S. 700 East in Sandy. The public is invited. Light refreshments will be served.
- The Utah Public Education Foundation will hold its first statewide invitational art show and sale from mid-April to mid-May to showcase the talents of art teachers throughout the state. The show will be held April 17-19 at the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology Center, with an open house on April 17; April 22-26 at the Utah State Capitol, with an open house of April 23; May 8-16 in St. George, with an open house on May 8. For details, call Peggy Frisby at 538-7892 or Ginny Hayes at 538-7893.
- Lectures, workshops, classes.
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