Preparations are under way for Granite School District's annual High School Art Exhibit. Students from 10 high schools in the district will be participating.

The exhibit will feature over 400 pieces of the students' best work in seven divisions: graphics, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, crafts and advertising art.Jurors for this year's show are Lorin Folland, Gene Long, Ben Patten, David Pendell, Charles Stubbs and Nathan Winters - all prominent local artists and/or art educators. It will be on exhibit in Granite High School's Girl's Athletic Building from Friday, April 26 through Saturday, May 4.

The jurors will also select the best works to receive ribbons, cups and other awards made available by various art groups, businesses and patrons.

The exhibit was organized and sponsored by the Granite School District and coordinated by art supervisor Dr. Ellis C. Worthen, art specialist Carl Sundell and chairman Ron Snow.

The exhibit is open to the public on April 26 from 4 to 9 p.m.; April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; April 30 through May 3 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Granite High School is located at 3305 S. 500 East.

- The Salt Lake City Arts Council, administrator of the city's percent-for-art program, reminds artists that the proposal deadline for artwork on the new sports arena plaza is Wednesday, April 24. Up to $95,000 has been allocated for the commission of artwork for the plaza. For details, call 596-5000.

- Mr. Patrick Carew, master cutter for 23 years at Waterford Crystal factory in Ireland, will visit ZCMI's Cottonwood Mall store (third floor, 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.) on Wednesday, April 24, and the downtown store (first floor, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) on Thursday, April 25, to sign Waterford Crystal purchases with an electric signing tool.

Crystal cutting is an ancient art undertaken by only few artists today.

"The essence of Waterford is that each piece is individually produced," Carew explains. "Since no two pieces of glasswork are the same, each is its own work of art."

- The Springville Museum of Art recently received notification of a grant from the Utah Humanities Council to present a symposium on Utah art and artists. The event will take place on Oct. 19 in conjunction with the publication of the book "Utah Art: The Springville Museum Collection." The symposium will feature the four scholars who wrote essays for the book - Dr. William Seifrit, Dr. Robert S. Olpin, Vern G. Swanson and Dr. William H. Gerdts.

- The Cache Valley Potters will hold their annual Spring Pottery Sales from Thursday through Saturday, May 2-4, in the Juniper Lounge, Taggart Student Center, USU, Provo. Many area potters will be featured.

- Lectures, workshops, classes.

Wednesday, April 24, Art-lunch tour by Darin Biniaz. He will discuss his installation in the Upstairs Gallery.

Thursday, April 25, 9 p.m., Salt Lake Art Center - Symposium on the Tom Judd exhibition in Main Gallery. Reception, 9:30 a.m. Tour of exhibit by David W. Pursley, curator of education, at 10 a.m. Also, at 7 p.m., "Trouble in Utopia: Architecture," fourth of the eight-part series "Shock of the New."

Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m., Behavioral Science Building, University of Utah - Talk by Michael Vanderbyl, champion speaker of design. Free for AIGA and ADSLC members, $7 for the public and $5 for students. Reception at 6 p.m. at UMFA.

Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., home of Robert and Gail Berry, 975 E. 920 North, Alpine - Lecture by artist Trevor Southey. Tickets are $5. For details, call 756-6275.

Thursday, May 2, 1 p.m., FAV 113, Utah State University - Lecture/discussion by visiting photographers Wes Wada and Linda Anthis. Public invited.

Friday, May 3, noon to 1 p.m., Williams Fine Art, 175 W. 200 South, Suite 2011 - Lecture by Will South on life and work of J.T. Harwood.

- By Richard P. Christenson