Artist Jesse Royston created live interpretive artwork of Jess Smiley’s music.
Aesthetic Investigations Part II
A panel discussion consisted of artist talks and presentations of the collaborative projects or solo explorations that took place in the month after opening night of Art of OUR CENTURY, including a new video project by Davey Hawkins as he traveled through Los Angeles, Australia, and Tonga.
Arnold Friberg was honored posthumously with the unveiling of a bust of the artist before dignitaries and family members in the Lakeview Room of the fourth floor of the UVU Library. The museum worked to secure accompanying paintings by the artist.
Ethics Week Panel
“Art and the Chinese Cultural Revolution” organized by Jingdong Liang, Associate Professor of Communication. Panelists included Eric Hyer and Reed Criddle.
Book Binding Workshop
Held in conjunction with the Orem Library’s Big Read Program on Fantasy. Pamela Barrios was scheduled to teach a bookbinding workshop.
Fantasy Art Panel
Explored the genre from different perspectives, highlighting reasons for collecting such works, the transition from texts to visual representations and examined their displays at museums. Featured speakers included Teresa Neibaur (Art Collector – Neibaur Collection of Fantasy Art) VernSwanson (Director of Springville Museum of Art) and a librarian from Orem Public Library
Activities revolved aroundthe Art Through the Cultural Revolution exhibition of Chinese art. Families were invited to watch an artist cut paper in fascinating intricate patterns. They could try making their own paper designs with provided supplies.
Day of the Dead Community Altar
An effort to involve the community in celebrating Day of the Dead by decorating an altar in remembrance of loved ones. The altar was set up and decorated at the museum.
“Restoring the Art of the Cultural Revolution” featuring Heather Densley, art conservator.
Yarn bombing, or urban knitting, is a form of graffiti in which city streets have fiber mediums in places that are not traditionally associated with yarn. The yarn bombing for the museum was custom-made for the Hidden Voices exhibition and included many traditional “bench cozies” and other items. The Sorensen Student Center also displayed some yarn bombing installations.
The museum hosted a sponsor preview lunch for Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. Invited Storytellersand special donors celebrated the beginning of the festival’s Midwinter Conference.
TAG Graffiti Cleanup Day
Woodbury Art Museum participated along with TAG (Teens Against Graffiti - a Fourth District Court Work Crew program) to clean up a graffiti site in Orem.