Rouge: Utah Women's Voices is currently on view at the Sears Art Musuem in St. George Utah. If you in the area, this show is a must see. It is an improtant show because it focuses on issues which women are dealing with today.
This exhibit highlights the disparity that exists between male and female artists in Utah where 60% of the artists are female but on average 70% of the artists exhibited are male. This exhibit gives Utah women artists an opportunity to share what it is like to be a woman living in Utah today. Each artist provided a piece that discusses her view of her role as a woman. This is a thought-provoking exhibit that brings attention to the many issues that women in the arts face today. A wide range of perspectives are represented in the exhibit, which points to the significance of Utah female artists’ work. With a nod to the contemporary women’s movement, each artist includes the common thread of something pink in her work.
“‘Rouge: Utah Women’s Voices’ is a small representation of the large number of Utah women artists; however, it is a good representation of the diversity of Utah women artists,” Kathy Cieslewicz, DSU Sears Art Museum director and curator, said. “The exhibit reflects on the imbalance of art by women in museums and encourages patrons to contemplate what can be done to address this issue.” “In pursuance of presenting interesting, educational and unique experiences, this exhibit keeps the tradition moving forward. Patrons will be impressed and intrigued by the artwork." To learn more about “Rouge: Utah Women’s Voices” and the Dixie State University Sears Art Museum, visit www.searsart.com.
DATES: June 11- September 17
ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION: June 11, 6:00 p.m.
ARTIST RECEPTION: June 11, 7-8:30 p.m.
In the ECCLES GRAND FOYER: Landscapes on Yupo: Mel Scott and Diane Asay , Loretta Clayson: Watercolors.