What’s Happening at SUMA

Photo by Mitchell Quartz

This fall, the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) will host community events and will feature several exhibitions for both local and national artists. Each event is free to the public.

During the school year, SUMA hosts Art Insights. This bi-weekly program allows SUU students and faculty members to attend presentations and participate in discussions with visiting artists and educators from across the U.S. More information about Art Insights can be found on the SUMA Facebook page.

From Sept. 19 to Nov. 11, SUMA will feature an exhibit entitled “A Legacy of Love: The Thread that Binds Us.” This exhibit celebrates the life of Los Angeles couture dress designer Eletra Casadei, who passed away earlier this year. The L.A. Times credits Casadei for bringing dramatic, strapless prom dresses into style.

On Sept. 27 at 6 p.m., SUMA will host the 2017 Evening for Educators entitled “Common Threads: Connecting Fashion Design with Nature.” This event is based on the Casadei exhibit, and will compare her designs to inspiration drawn from animals and insects in southern Utah. Educators will be separated by grade-level and will have the chance to design clothing, jewelry and masks.

Photo by Mitchell Quartz

SUMA will host its last Final Friday of the year on Sept. 29 from 5-7 p.m. There will be live music and artist demonstrations. The activities, all of which will be free to the public, will take place on Center Street between Main Street and SUMA.

From Nov. 17 to Dec. 15, the Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition will showcase undergraduate art studio creations. Students were asked to conceive, plan and execute a body of work appropriate for professional exhibition. Each work will be accompanied by a written artist’s statement from each student.

SUMA is open to the public each Tuesday through Saturday from 12-6 p.m. For more information about exhibitions or activities, visit suu.edu/pva/suma.

Story by
Megan Fairbanks