The Children's Museum of Utah will open a new exhibit "SizeWISE" on Aug. 1. The exhibit combines ideas from math, science, art and literature to create an Alice in Wonderland-like atmosphere. There's an enormous dollhouse, a sculpture of Disney's Goofy that fits in the eye of a needle. There's also huge tennis shoes and larger-than-life pencils. The exhibit teaches concepts such as scale, measurement, perspective and proportion. The exhibit will be ongoing.
- Atelier Creative Arts for Children will have its first Annual Art Show, "Summer Salon '98," from Aug. 3 through Aug. 13 in the Whitmore Library, 2197 E. 7000 South. The exhibit opens at 7 p.m. on Aug. 3. The public is invited.- The American West Heritage Center presents the American Heritage Quilt Show, Friday, July 31, through Saturday, Aug. 8, in the historic Wellsville Tabernacle, 75 S. 100 East, Wellsville, Utah. More than 70 quilts will be on display from 11 a.m-8 p.m. daily. For more information call Millie Olmstead at 435-753-1011 or Iva Lou Groutage at 435-752-4286.
- The Cordell Taylor Gallery will exhibit "Skeletal Resolutions," featuring the sculptures of Cathryn Mallory, through Aug. 24.
- The Smithsonian Exhibit "Barn Again: Celebrating An American Icon" will be on display at the Monticello Museum. The exhibit runs through Aug. 5, and will display the photographs from many artists who have recorded barns over the years. For more information on the exhibit, call Bill Boyle at 435-578-2277.
- The Utah Watercolor Society is extending an open invitation to anyone interested in joining the society, a nonprofit organization concerned with elevating the importance of watercolor as a creative, permanent art medium. For information call 942-2069 or 942-8291.
- The Meyer Gallery announces that Kent R. Wallis received an Award of Merit from Governor and Mrs. Leavitt. The award came in honor of the work done by Wallis and was part of the Governor's Mansion Artist Series.
WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES
- Utah State University is offering a workshop for painters, photographers or multimedia artists. "Alternative Painting Processes: Collage and Assemblage" will be offered on the campus from Aug. 10-14, and registration is now under way. Linda Day, a California-based artist, will be the workshop presenter. This is not a beginning level course, so participants should have a level of expertise in drawing or painting. For registration information call Cami McClure at 435-797-0425 or Conference and Institute Division at USU, 435-797-0037.
- Helene Fairchild, associate docent at the Utah Museum of Fine Art, will present a lecture, "Reading Symbols in Medieval and Renaissance Art," on Thursday, July 30, from 10 a.m.-noon at the museum.