Paintings by Ella Peacock are on exhibit through May in the Maeser Building at the south end of the Brigham Young University campus. Exhibit hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Born in 1905, Peacock has lived in Spring City, Sanpete County, for the past 20 years.Dawn Pheysey, coordinator of the exhibit, said, "The subject matter of most of her paintings is taken from the scenery within a 10-mile radius of her home."

She sketches on location, but finishes her paintings in her studio. She even carves her own frames from bass wood and colors them with scrapings from her palette.

Over the years, Peacock has entered paintings in many juried shows and has captured coveted awards.

"She's a very independent woman who has worked hard all her life," said Pheysey. "She is, however, very modest about her accomplishments and her paintings."

- The Kimball Art Center is presenting a series of workshops designed for artists at all levels of ability. And they will be taught by well-known artists. These workshops include:

May 16-18 - Watercolor with Osral Allred, member of the Watercolor Honor Society.

June 17-21 - Still life painting in oil with Randall Lake.

June 24-28 - Papermaking and papercasting with Dorothy Linden of Bowling Green, Ohio.

June 29, July 1, 2, 5 and 6 - Raku pottery with Connie Erickson.

July 8-12 - Plain-air painting in oil with Ken Baxter.

July 8-12 and 15-19 - Ceramic workshop with Joseph Bennion.

July 15-19 - Silkscreen on fabric with native Utahn Jen Shurtliff.

Other classes later in the summer are watercolor painting by Carl Purcell, ceramic-tile painting with Lark Lucas, ceramic workshop (porcelain) with James Srubek and lithography with Todd Frye.

For more information, call KAC at 649-8882.

- The Utah Watercolor Society (UWS) will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the Commission Chambers of the Salt Lake County Complex (north building), 2100 S. State. Nate Winters will talk about creativity. The public is invited.

- The Intermountain Society of Artists (ISA) will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 8, in the south room of the Senior Citizens' Center, 237 S. 1000 East. Guest artist will be Lee Bennion. The public is invited.

- Lectures, workshops, classes.

Wednesday, May 1, noon, Salt Lake Art Center - Art-lunch tour of the Tom Judd exhibit with David W. Pursley, SLAC curator of education.

Thursday, May 2, 7 p.m., Salt Lake Art Center - "The Threshold of Liberty: Surrealism," fifth of the eight-part film series "Shock of the New."

Thursday, May 2, 1 p.m., FAV 113, Utah State University - Visiting photographers Wes Wada and Linda Anthis will present a lecture/discussion. 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.

Sunday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., State Office Building (behind the Utah State Capitol) - "Modern Art and Computer Technology," lecture/demonstration by Anna Campbell Bliss. Part of the Madeleine Festival.

Monday, May 6, 2-4 p.m., Photo Critique Room, FAV 113, USU - Slide lecture/seminar by Robert Dawson on "Social Issues in Contemporary Photography." At 7 p.m. in the Morris Auditorium, FAV 150 - Slide lecture on Dawson's work.

Tuesday, May 7, 2-4 p.m., NEH Museum of Art, USU - Gallery talk by Dawson about his photography exhibition.

- By Richard P. Christenson