Don't be confused. It's not "for women only" but "four women only" at the Tivoli Gallery. The new show currently features works by four women who recently became gallery regulars.
Kristina Dansie's a romantic, and that fact is apparent in her watercolors of dolls in lacy dresses and bouquets of flowers set on doilies. But the painting I enjoyed the most was "Daisies," refreshing because of a limited amount of salt and splatter textures.Carole Howe Evans approaches her watercolor paintings with gusto. Unlike Dansie, she's not concerned about detail. She prefers to use wide brushes to create bold paintings. One of her most appealing works here is an abstract painting of sailboats.
Colleen Kay Howe enjoys working in both pastel and oil. Having grown up on a cattle ranch in Montana, she has gained a great respect for the beauty of nature. Her snow scenes are particularly enjoyable, since she has introduced subtle colors in the snow that most artists don't.
Joan Distin White recently won the "best of show" award in the 1990 Utah Watercolor Society's Annual Exhibition. Her attraction for Chinese and Japanese art is very evident in her work. Most of her paintings are fairly abstract, but she likes to flirt with realism by letting it emerge here and there in her compositions.
This exhibition will continue through June 17 at Tivoli Gallery, 255 S. State (521-6288). A reception has been set for Friday, May 17, from 6-8 p.m.
- The Southam Gallery is repeating its popular "Paris on Broadway" art exhibit again this year. Scheduled to open on Friday, May 17, the show will feature works by 24 Utah artists. Five of them will set up easels in front of the gallery and demonstrate painting techniques. Also, gallery regulars will clean out their studios and bring older works to sell at half price. But in order to qualify for one of these purchases, you must first buy one in the main gallery at regular price.
Gallery owner Linda Southam said that a reception is set opening night from 5-9 p.m. For details, call 322-0376.
- The galleries listed above are two of the 15 galleries participating in May's gallery stroll on Friday, May 17. Although most of the galleries are located in downtown Salt Lake City, a few are not - F. Weixler, Repartee and Sego galleries. Some plan to open new shows on that evening (see Opening This Week under GALLERIES). Gallery hours are generally 6-9 p.m. For a map and a list of the galleries taking part in this month's stroll, stop by or call one of the galleries.
- The Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) has appointed Sheri Lynn Boyer Doty of Salt Lake City to organize a local chapter and serve as president. The first meeting has been set at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the East Millcreek Library Auditorium, 2266 E. Evergreen Avenue (3425 South). Agenda for this important meeting will be to organize the chapter, set up a board, establish goals, plan activities and brainstorm. Interested artists are requested to bring a biography, photograph and samples of artwork.
To RSVP, Salt Lake residents can call Doty, (467-6013 or 582-2716). Those in Provo/Orem can call Liz Farrell (266-1823).
- Lectures, workshops, classes.
Wednesday, May 15, noon, Salt Lake Art Center - Art-lunch tour by Joe Marotta. He will discuss the Darin Biniaz installation.
Wednesday, May 15, 8 p.m., Parry Choral Room, Browning Center, WSU, Ogden (626-6762) - Lecture by Buster Simpson, one of America's most prominent activist artists.
Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m., Salt Lake Art Center - Seventh in The Shock of the New series: "Culture as Nature, Pop Art."
Thursday, May 16, - Three-day watercolor workshop in Zion Canyon with Osral Allred. Call 649-8882 at Kimball Art Center.
Saturday, May 18, 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Pioneer Village, Lagoon - Lagoon Photo Fun Day. If you would like to take pictures or model, contact Inkley's. For details, call 328-0561.
- By Richard P. Christenson