Art After Work: A New & Inspiring Event

By Mariah Baumgartle, Contributing Writer

Thursday, September 7th, I attended a great event at the St. George Art Museum called Art After Work. Art After Work is a new monthly event, which I highly encourage all adults to attend.

I have always been interested in the culture and art of Ancient Greece, but have never taken the time to learn about it. The museum’s Curator, Deborah Reeder, gave a great slide presentation about the culture and art in Ancient Greece. Between sculptures, symbolism, Gods and Goddesses, and interesting facts about their culture, there was so much to learn and absorb within the hour we had with Deborah.

Art After Work is not only a great way to meet new people, but you also learn so much! I think this is very important for adults. We often forget that even though we are out of school, we still need to find time to learn something new. When you learn something new it can spark new inspiration. As an artist, this gave me some inspiration for my future artwork! I look forward to future Art After Work events.

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Art After Work is held every first Thursday of the month in the Social Hall Parlour next to the art museum, and each month we look forward to bringing you something new! – Art Museum Staff

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An Afternoon of Note • Timpanogos Chorale

We will be hosting a special musical event with a performance by Timpanogos Chorale. This is a free event that will be held at the St. George Art Museum on Saturday, June 17th at  2:00pm

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Timpanogos Chorale is a non-profit organization located in American Fork and are dedicated to serving our community by creating opportunities to experience beautiful, fun, and inspiring choral music from diverse cultures and genres as well as providing an encouraging environment in which our members can develop greater musical appreciation, talents, and skills.

We are looking forward to their wonderful performance here at the St. George Art Museum for the public the enjoy.

Calling all teens for an exciting and creative event!

The St. George Art Museum is very excited to be hosting Teens Take the Museum this Friday, June 16th from 6pm-8pm and it is a FREE event!

The evening will start with soda floats and socializing in our beautiful community arts Social Parlor. We will then move to the St. George Art Museum where you will have the opportunity to enjoy our current exhibit, The View: Celebrating Area Artist Groups. You will have the opportunity to learn and speak with some local artists from the exhibit and create your own masterpiece! We want you to have an evening of fun and creativity! The museum will also have a Instax Film photobooth set up so you can take your memories home with you.

That’s not all! 

We are also very excited to announce that the fun and talented DJ GudNPlenty will be joining us for your musical entertainment playing all of the greatest and current hit music! Bring your friends, dance, use your creativity and make new memories!

If you would like to sign up early please call the St. George Art Museum at 435.627.4525 or email us at museum@sgcity.org

We hope you can make it to this exciting and creative event!

Thursdays at the St. George Art Museum

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We are celebrating Thursdays at the St. George Art Museum, we like to think of it as a Pre-Friday & weekend celebration!  By doing this we will be open until 8pm every Thursday and FREE after 5pm! We have also switched all of our monthly events to Thursday evenings.
Our Thursday night celebrations will begin tomorrow, June 8th, for Game Night!

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Book Club and Art Conversation will continue on the third Thursday of each month and Poetry Jam will now be held every fourth Thursday of the month.

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We hope you join us on Thursdays at the St. George Art Museum for evenings of inspiration and fun!

Featured Gift Shop Item • Scout Jewelry

The St. George Art Museum has brought in some great new products into our gift shop and we are in love with these new Scout Jewelry pieces. Gemstones have become very popular in jewelry and fashion and for good reason…gemstones are not only beautiful to look at but also known to uplift your spirits!

These pieces are full of colorful beads and gemstones. You can also wear all of these beautiful items as a bracelet or necklace by wrapping them around your neck or wrist.

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Stop in while these great fashion pieces are still available!

 

Calling all Singles!

 

We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a Single’s Night at the St. George Art Museum! This will be a fun evening for singles of Southern Utah to get together, meet and of course…mingle!

Single’s Night is a free event that will be held at 7pm on Friday, May 19th and located at the museum. We will have ice breaker games, a collaborative art project, refreshments and karaoke!

This is also part of our special Twenty for 20 events, so if you come you will have the chance to have your name drawn at the end of the year for one big and exciting grand prize!

This event will be for ages 18+

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This event will be capped at 100 so please call the St. George Art Museum to sign up. We hope to see you there!

SmART Saturday Class • May 13th

Every second Saturday of the month we host an art class for ages 6-12 at The St. George Art Museum. These classes are not only artistic and creative but also educational! Each month we learn and discuss a famous artist and their artwork and/or a certain art style. The art project will be inspired by the artist or style we learn about that day.

All classes are $3 per child and $1 for each additional child. Classes are from 10am-11am. May 13th we will be hosting our next SmART Saturday class and we will be learning about collage artist Robert Rauschenbern and will be making collage artwork!

All classes cap at 12 students so please contact the St. George Art Museum to reserve your spot at 435-627-4525. Thank you!

Opening Exhibit Day for “The View: Celebrating Area Artist Groups”

We are very excited to announce our new exhibit “the view: Celebrating Area Artist Groups” featuring local art groups Dixie Watercolor Society, Color Country Camera Club, Washington County Fiber Artists and Southern Utah Art Guild. This exhibit will be open April 29th and will go through August 16th, 2017

 

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The exhibit is filled with beautiful and unique artwork including photography, watercolor, paintings, fiber art, mixed media and much more all created by local artists of Southern Utah!

The opening day for the exhibit will be held Saturday, April 29th from 10am – 5pm. Opening day is free to the public and will also be apart of our special Twenty for 20 events!

We hope to see you on Saturday to celebrate our new and beautiful exhibit with local artists!

Exhibit Change • Museum Temporarily Closed

We would like to thank Shu Yamamoto for the fun and wonderful exhibit Fine Art of Feline Art (an art historical adventure) at The St. George Art Museum! We are also very pleased that we had the opportunity to showcase some of our permanent collection to start our Twenty Year Celebration at the museum’s current location.

The St. George Art Museum will be temporarily closed from Thursday, April 20th – Friday, April 28th for our exhibit change.

Our next exhibit will feature local artist groups in Southern Utah. These groups include Color Camera Country Club, Dixie Watercolor Society, Southern Utah Art Guild, and Washington County Fiber Artists.

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Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming exhibit opening Saturday, April 29th

Book Club • Thursday, April 20 • Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

 

Although the museum will be closed tomorrow for our exhibit change we will still be holding our monthly Book Club event on Thursday, April 20th at 4pm at The St. George Art Museum.

Book club is a great way to explore new books, meet new people, and have some great conversations! Book Club is also a free event! The book we will be discussing is Girl in Hyacinth Blue a great novel by Susan Vreeland

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A professor invites a colleague from the art department to his home to view a painting he has kept secret for decades in Susan Vreeland’s powerful historical novel, Girl in Hyacinth Blue. The professor swears it’s a Vermeer — but why exactly has he kept it hidden so long? The reasons unfold in a gripping sequence of stories that trace ownership of the work back to Amsterdam during World War II and still further to the moment of the painting’s inception — Goodreads

We hope to see you tomorrow for this great monthly event!

The next book for Thursday, May 18th

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