Award-winning, world-renowned sculptor to visit Southern Utah University

Art by Adrian Arleo, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of Southern Utah University, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY— An artist whose work has garnered international renown will be making an appearance at Southern Utah University this Thursday to present on her artwork and artistic process.

“For over thirty years, my sculpture has combined human, animal and natural imagery to create a kind of emotional and poetic power,” the artist, Adrian Arleo, said in a press release issued by SUU.

Arleo is a studio artist based in Missoula, Montana, whose work is exhibited internationally in numerous public and private collections. Arleo studied art and anthropology at Pitzer College and received a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design in 1986.

Her work is featured in the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Racine Art Museum, the Museum of Arts and Sciences, New Orleans Museum of Art, The Yellowstone Art Museum, Kings County Public Art Collection and University of Washington-Seattle.

Arleo received awards from the Virginia A. Groot Foundation in 1991 and 1992 and a Montana Arts Council Individual Fellowship in 1995. Along with making her own work, Arleo is a frequent workshop leader and has been a guest juror for numerous national exhibitions.

“In addition to a rigorous ceramics program, we place a high premium on bringing internationally recognized artists, such as Adrian Arleo, to campus to share her ideas in an intimate setting that we enjoy here at SUU, and on having one-on-one conversations with our students to help further their artistic explorations,” assistant professor of art Russell Wrankle said in the press release.

The presentation starts at 7 p.m. in the SUU Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit SUU’s College of Performing and Visual Arts website.

Event details:

  • What: Art Insights with Adrian Arleo.
  • When: Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.
  • Where: SUU Auditorium, 351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City.
  • Admission: Free and open to the public.

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