The Springville Museum of Art and the StateWide Art Partnership will begin the new academic year by hosting Evening for Educators Sept. 30 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the museum. The theme for the evening, "Visual Language: Elements of Art," will be introduced by guest speaker Robert Marshall, a nationally respected realist artist and BYU art professor. Marshall's painting "Snow Canyon" will be featured during the evening. Following his remarks, the workshops will focus on elements of art - line, space, texture, color and shapes. Works by Gary Smith, Frank Riggs, Michael Workman, Allen Bishop and Gary Price will also be used to explore the evening's theme. For more information on the event, and for information on recertification credit, contact Sharon Gray at 435-489-2727.

- Thomas Kinkade will visit Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 3, as part of a speaking tour that takes him through 10 cities in six days. Kinkade will speak at the University of Utah Kingsbury Hall from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10, available through select Kinkade dealers. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase an original, one-of-a-kind sketch that the artist created especially for the presentation.- The Autumn Art Harvest show and auction, sponsored by the LDS Hospital-Deseret Foundation, will feature works by dozens of Utah's premier artists. The event will be Friday, Sept. 25, at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. More than 100 pieces of artwork by LeConte Stewart, Minerva Teichert, Lee Greene Richards, Maynard Dixon, Valoy Eaton, Michael Coleman, Gary Ernest Smith, Lee Udall Bennion, Frank Magleby and others will be previewed from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with a silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. A dinner follows at 6:30 p.m. and a live auction will start at 8 p.m. All funds raised from the event will be used by the Deseret Foundation to further vital medical research and education at LDS Hospital.

- The Utah Museum of Fine Art will have a Volunteer Recruitment Barbecue on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 4-6 p.m. in the Sallie Madison Eccles Sculpture Garden at the UMFA. The purpose of the event is to acquaint prospective volunteers with the museum and its docent program and to encourage individuals interested in the program to take the fall docent training program that begins Oct. 6. All classes are from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Interested individuals should contact Bernadette Brown, curator of Education, at 801-581-3580.

- The Original Way Gallery (33 W. Center, North Salt Lake) will continue its first anniversary "Weekend of Art" today, Sept. 20, from 1-7 p.m. Featured artists are Royden Card, Kent Barton, David Mon-tan-ar-o, Denise Brown and others. The gallery is at the old Bam-ber-ger railroad complex across from City Hall.


- Royden Card will present a desert painting workshop in southern Utah. The workshop will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Robber's Roost Books in Torrey, and end at 6 p.m. Sunday in Capitol Reef National Park. For information about fees and registration, or for answers to your questions, call Card at 801-595-8071, or Entrada at 435-425-3265.

- Zion Canyon Arts and Humanities will sponsor a Columbus Day weekend painting workshop Oct. 10-12. The workshop will be taught by Willamarie Huelskamp and focus on outdoor watercolors using the views of the Virgin River, Zion's red rock formations and local historic sites as inspiration. Huelskamp is a prominent Salt Lake City watercolorist. The cost for the three-day event is $75 ($65 for Z-Arts members). For more information, contact the Worthington Gallery in Springdale at 435-772-3446.