Sears Gallery opens a 70-year retrospective exhibit of Gaell Lindstrom art

Examples of works by artist Gaell Lindstrom whose retrospective exhibition will be on display at the Sears Art Museum Gallery on Dixie State University campus from Nov. 28, 2016-Jan. 13, 2017. St. George, Utah | Photos of Lindstrom works courtesy of Dixie State University, composite by St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University’s Sears Art Museum Gallery opens a new exhibit Monday featuring pieces completed by Utah artist Gaell Lindstrom over his seven-decade career as a globetrotter, mentor, painter, potter and photographer. 

Artist Gaell Lindstrom. Dixie State University's Sears Art Museum will display a retrospective exhibition of Lindstrom's works from Nov. 28, 2016-Jan. 13, 2017. | Publicity photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News
Artist Gaell Lindstrom, date not specified. Dixie State University’s Sears Art Museum will display a retrospective exhibition of Lindstrom’s works from Nov. 28, 2016-Jan. 13, 2017. | Publicity photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

The retrospective exhibition, “Lindstrom,” is a free art show open to the public that will be on display through Jan. 13. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday except holidays. 

“He is best known for his watercolors, which were often chacterized by dark, moody colors,” an August 2009 article in Gaell Lindstrom’s memoriam by Artists of Utah states. “He traveled widely, including Mexico, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Spain, Morocco, and Italy; and everywhere he went he painted the visual world around him.”

Gaell Lindstrom is a well-known Utah State University art professor and award-winning artist who mastered a variety of mediums. Of those, his photography, paintings, ceramics and drawings will be represented in the upcoming exhibit.

 “Gaell Lindstrom left behind a legacy of art, and consequently many fine artists have been influenced by his teaching,” Kathy Cieslewicz, curator of the Sears Art Museum Gallery, said. “We are pleased to present a collection of his earliest work as a young person to his later grand works, showing his progress as an artist.”

Gaell Lindstrom first taught high school then college in Cedar City before moving on to teach at Utah State University. Later, he and his wife Marilyn lived in Southern Utah after retirement.

“They spent many years in an adobe house east of Hurricane where the artist enjoyed painting the magnificent view of Zion Canyon outside his window,” the Artists of Utah memoriam article states.

In the university’s news release, Cieslewicz thanked Gaell Lindstrom’s son Braden Lindstrom, a Dixie State assistant professor, and his family and friends who were willing to share their prized possessions for gallery visitors to enjoy.

A reception will be held Dec. 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of “Lindstrom” at the gallery in the Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center on the Dixie State campus.

The Sears Art Museum Gallery features six exhibits each year. Offering a variety of art styles from traditional to contemporary, the gallery exists for the enjoyment and education of Dixie State University students and the community. For more information, visit the Sears Art Museum Gallery website.

Event details

  • What: “Lindstrom” art exhibit featuring the works of artist Gaell Lindstrom.
  • When: Nov. 28, 2016-Jan. 13, 2017 | Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday except holidays | Opening reception Friday, Dec. 2, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Sears Art Museum Gallery in the Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center, Dixie State University campus, 225 S. 700 East, St George.
  • Cost: Both the exhibit and the opening reception are free.

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1 Comment

  • .... November 25, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    This will be absolutely an amazing time to spend with friends and family. I’m very excited about this and looking forward to being there and enjoy a very impressive display. I would like to thank all those involved in making this possible.

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