Local artist presents ‘art of sculpture’ at Dixie Forum

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ST. GEORGE — L’Deane Trueblood, a Utah painter and sculptor who has received national acclaim for her sensitive portrayals of the human face and figure, will present at the Dixie State University “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series.

L'Deane Trueblood, renowned local artist poses with her sculpture, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News
L’Deane Trueblood, renowned local artist poses with her sculpture, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

Trueblood will present about the art of sculpture from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday at the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Boasting a longstanding partnership with Dixie State, Trueblood was awarded the Purchase Prize at the institution’s inaugural Robert N. & Peggy Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show & Sale in 1988 for her bronze “Sarai.”

Today, 26 of Trueblood’s bronze sculptures are on display around the St. George community. Specifically, her statue of Vicki Van Meter is on display at the St. George Municipal Airport and her work is shown at Authentique Gallery. Trueblood has received many top awards in regional and national shows and is listed in “Utah’s 100 Most Honored Artists” and “Who’s Who in American Art.”

An active supporter of the arts, Trueblood was appointed by two governors to serve on the Board of the Utah Arts Council.

Locally, she helped create “Art Around the Corner,” the outdoor sculpture exhibit in downtown St. George.

Dixie Forum is a lecture series designed to introduce the public to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. The weekly series will continue Tuesday, March 3, at noon in the Dunford Auditorium. The DSU Undergraduate Research Committee will present about research opportunities available at Dixie State.

The remainder of the spring Dixie Forum schedule is below. All forums will be at noon on Tuesdays in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus.

  • March 3 | Stephen Armstrong and the Undergraduate Research Committee, presenting on undergraduate research
  • March 10 | No forum (Spring Break)
  • March 17 | Tinh Mahoney, presenting “Cultural Understanding Through the Arts”
  • March 24 | Caitlin Horrocks and Todd Kaneko, presenting on poetry
  • March 31 | Ross D. Parke, presenting “Fatherhood: Remembering the Past, Imagining the Future”
  • April 7 | Josh Udall, presenting on cotton genomics and DNA sequencing
  • April 14 | David Wolske, creative director of Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press, presenting on typography and design
  • April 21 | Rico E. Del Sesto, Tracey O’Kelly, and the Sustainability Committee, presenting on Earth Day

Event details and resources

  • What: Dixie Forum
  • When: Feb. 24, at noon
  • Where: Dixie State University campus, Dunford Auditorium, Browning Resource Center, 225 South 700 East, St. George
  • Contact: John Burns | Telephone: 435-879-4712 | Email
  • Dixie forum website

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