Animal Art Exhibit comes to Cedar

Image Courtesy of Utah Division of Arts & Museums – The Raven by Andrew Marx, oil on board, 11″ x 16″

The Cedar City Library in the Park is proud to present an exhibition of artwork that has been curated from Utah Hogle Zoo’s annual art show, “The World of the Wild.

This exhibition is part of the Utah Arts & Museums’ Traveling Exhibit Program, which is a statewide outreach program that provides schools, museums, libraries and community galleries with the opportunity to bring curated exhibitions to their community

Depicting animals and other aspects of nature through art is one of the human race’s oldest practices that dates back to prehistoric times. Paintings on the walls of caves created by the people of that age to record the migrations, hunting patterns and stories of their time have been found all over world. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans modeled their drawing of animals from what they saw in the world around them.

Today we use animals as representations of power and influence, for scientific records and studies, or to preserve their place in history and show the issues of the loss of a species.

The World of the Wild exhibition aims to educate its viewers and draw the public’s awareness to the appreciation of animals and the fragile ecosystems they inhabit and are shown in. It also aims to show the challenges faced by artists and the techniques used by them to capture the image of an animal.

This exhibition will be held at the Cedar City Library located at 303 N. 100 E. and will run from Oct. 4 to Nov. 11. The Cedar City Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

For more information on viewing the exhibition, please call 435-586-6661 or go to the website.

Story by
Carlee Jo Blumenthal