Event supports college’s fine arts students
Susan Meyer, the owner of the Meyer Gallery and president of the Park City Gallery Association, knows the importance of supporting up-and-coming visual artists.
Her gallery, located at 305 Main Street, has presented exhibits and hosted receptions for artists, and she is always looking for new ones.
Meyer also has been a board member for the University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts for one year which is why she offered to host the Dean’s Circle in her gallery on Tuesday.
“The Dean’s Circle is a group of individuals who want to support the students who are studying the arts at the University of Utah,” Meyer said during an email interview with The Park Record. “The Dean’s Circle members enjoy a wide range of art experience that are uniquely available to enjoy, and the programs they benefit are in the schools of Dance, Fine Arts, Film Making and Game Development, Theatre and Music.”
“The Dean’s Circle, in addition to being a social group of likeminded philanthropists who support the next generation of artists, are the sustainers of the College of Fine Arts Fund for Excellence,” said Raymond Tymas-Jones, dean of the College of Fine Arts. “That means their contributions fund the most pressing needs of our students and serve as a resource to secure artistic opportunities that enhance the student experience.”
The Fund for Excellence supports scholarships, special teaching and learning programs, educational facilities and technology and public programs.
“Did you know that the U of U. Dance department ranks fourth in the nation?” Meyer said. “The Princeton Review rated the U of U’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program No. 1 in the nation for 2016.”
Tuesday’s event will feature works by four current students working on masters of fine arts degrees: visual artist David Babben, photographer Karalee Kuchar, painter Annette Mehr and ceramicist Vanessa Romo.
“We will also showcase some [additional works by] U. of U graduates,” Meyer said.
The students have been selected by Paul Stout, chairman of the Art and Art History Department.
The event will be catered by Savory Kitchen and feature adult beverages, Meyer said.
Live music will be provided by classical guitarist Jon Yerby.
“This event is open to folks who would like to learn more about becoming a member of the Dean’s Circle,” Meyer said.
Those who want to attend must call Meyer Gallery at 435-649-8160 in advance to have their names put on the list.
“I would also like to add that I feel privileged to be a part of the University Of Utah College of Fine Arts,” Meyer said. “So many Park City students select this school to forward their education. They are doing great things.”
For more information about the Dean’s Circle event at Meyer Gallery, call 435-649-8160.
Author Edward Massey will present a reading and book signing of his new historic novel “Fugitive Sheriff” at the Kamas Valley Branch on Friday.