‘Evening for Educators’ creates Museum-in-a-Box

Heather Purcell of Superior Threads Presents Art Quilts at 2012 Events for Educators, Location not given | Photo courtesy of Southern Utah University, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — The Department of Art & Design at Southern Utah University will host an “Evening for Educators” at the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6-9 p.m.

This evening will focus on the importance of preservation, investigate the artwork of Joseph Cornell, and talk about pocket galleries, collecting, documenting, and saving important artifacts.

Participants will embellish a personal museum-in-a-box as an enduring memento and receptacle for their own memories.

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Jacob Amundsen decorates shoes at 2013 Day of the (Walking) Dead, Location not given | Photo courtesy of Southern Utah University, St. George News / Cedar City News

Evening for Educators will begin with refreshments and social time from 6-6:30 p.m.

Jackie Grant, director of the SUU Frehner Museum of Natural History; Ryan Paul, curator of the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum; and Reece Summers, director of the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) will present a panel discussion about diverse types of museums from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy a brief tour of SUMA and then a hands-on activity to create a museum-in-a-box to take home.

 “For six years, I have been delighted to host ‘Evening for Educators’ (E4E) events in collaboration with the StateWide Art Partnership (SWAP) and Springville Museum of Art staff,” Deborah K. Snider, associate professor of art education, said.

“We have welcomed art teachers from around the state, SUU students, and community members to programs including Day of the (Walking) Dead, Why (Art) Foundations Matter, Catalyzing Change: Artist as Activist, and Art Echoes. This year, we are thrilled to host E4E in the new Southern Utah Museum of Art. Our year-long theme for school tours is Preservation, thus our E4E theme is Museum-in-a-Box.”

This event is sponsored by the StateWide Art Partnership (SWAP), the Springville Museum of Art, and is free and open to the public. Spaces are limited to 30 participants; call 435-586-5425 to reserve a space.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music and Dance, as well as Theater Arts and graduate programs in Arts Administration and Music and a Center for Shakespeare Studies.

The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theater degrees; and Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Music Technology graduate degrees.

More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 600 majors in the College. Over 1,100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus.

The College presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival and SUU’s Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.

Event details

  • What: “Evening for Educators” Museum-in-a-Box, sponsored by the StateWide Art Partnership.
  • When: Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Southern Utah Museum of Art, 13 S. 300 West, Cedar City.
  • Cost: Free. Space is limited. For more information and to reserve a spot call 435-586-5425.

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1 Comment

  • .... October 3, 2016 at 4:36 am

    This is a great family activity it’s a wonderful way of spending time together it’s a chance to see a very prospective version of art in many different ways. I’m looking forward to being there. This will be a fascinating way to spend the evening.

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