- Graphics by LaPine/O'Very Design are now being featured in the Loge Gallery. One look at their work reveals why Julia LaPine and Traci O'Very Covey have developed one of the most prestigious design studios in the United States.

Both graphic artists are graduates of the University of Utah. Since combining their talents, they have won numerous awards, including two "Best of Show" awards for the Art Directors SLC Competition judged in New York, San Francisco and Boston; and two Zellerbach Paper awards for excellence in design.LaPine/O'Very strategy is based on good design and compelling imagery. Their stylized images and compatible color combinations are enhanced by superb printing. Clients have found that their graphics do just what they want them to do - involve, inform, motivate and sell.

This retrospective show features graphics that date from 1983 to the present. Included are the carousel horses that dot the J. Christensen Gallery poster (1983), the 2nd Annual Cookie Lovers Festival (1986), and the Mardi Gras Utah (1987).

These striking graphics can be seen through Jan. 21 in the Loge Gallery, located on the mezzanine level of the U.'s Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The show is also available for theater patrons before, during intermission, and after performances of "I'm Not Rappaport."

- Two Utah quilters are winners in the "Memories of Childhood" international crib quilt contest. Jodi G. Warner of Salt Lake City won a juror's choice award for "Through McGregor's Garden" and Marva Dalebout of St. George was chosen state winner for her quilt "Down Hollyhock Lane."

Their works are among the 62 prize-winning quilts selected from more than 1,200 entries worldwide. Capturing top cash awards were Elaine Spencer of Fort Collins, Colo., ($7,500), Janet Blair of Conshohocken, Penn., ($5,000), and Hanne Wellendorph of Vemmelev, Denmark, ($2,500).

The winning quilts will be displayed at the Great American Quilt Festival 2 at Pier 92 on West 52nd Street and the Hudson River, New York, from April 26-30, 1989. Following that date, "Memories of Childhood" will travel to 12 other locations over a three-year period.

- The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art a $16,900 grant to jointly organize and tour a ceramic art exhibition. The show, titled "American Ceramics from 1950-1990," will travel to approximately six museums in the Western region. It will consist of approximately 60 works - 30 from each museum. UMFA's collection emphasizes sculptural tradition, while the collection at the NEH Museum of Art is strong in vessel tradition.

- More than 800 leaders from art and education fields across the country will meet Feb. 1-4 at the Getty Center for Education in the Arts in Los Angeles. This second invitation conference is part of an ongoing effort to strengthen art education in the schools. Titled "Education in Art: Future Building," the conference follows six years of research, theory development, demonstration programs and advocacy on the part of the Getty Center to improve the quality of art education.

- Application deadline for the Utah Arts Council's 1989 Visual Artist Fellowships is Feb. 27, 1989. Fellowships of $5,000 each will be awarded to two visual artists who are residents of Utah but not enrolled in a degree-granting program. Interested artists should contact Sherrill Sandberg of Cary Stevens Jones at 533-5757.

- The Museum of Church History and Art will have new gallery hours through March 31. They are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and weekends.

- Kimball Art Center begins its winter session of art classes during the week of Jan. 16-20. Classes being offered include landscape watercolor with Jim Schnirel, photography with David Whitten, stained glass with Pete Park, oil painting with Ted Warr, and jewelry making with Roger Fuller. Also, model drawing sessions will be Wednesday evenings. For more information, call 649-8882.

- Lectures, art classes, workshops, etc.

Jan. 9-12, 5-7 p.m., Bountiful/Davis Art Center - Portfolio preparation workshop focusing on matting, framing, slide photography, resume writing and a portfolio critique. Cost of workshop - $20, or $7 per session. Instructors will be: For matting and framing - Jim Barrow, professional framer of Apple Frame Galleries; for slide photography - Tom Toleman; and for resume writing - David Mann and Lynda Morrison.

Jan. 14, 2 p.m., Pierpont Gallery - Gallery talks by Sharon Alderman and Tom Mulder, whose works are on display in the gallery.

Jan. 15, 3 p.m., Salt Lake Art Center - Gallery talk by Richard Burton, whose photography exhibit hangs in the SLAC through Feb. 19.

Jan. 20, 7-9 p.m. and Jan. 21, 9-4 p.m., King's Cottage Gallery - ISA-sponsored workshops by oil painter Graydon Foulger. For information, call Colleen Howe, 571-2886.

Jan. 26, 8 p.m., FAV 150, Fine Arts Bldg., USU campus, Logan (750-1395) - Visiting Artists Lecture Series will feature photographer Mark Klett. Free and open to the public.

- Richard P. Christenson