What's Happening In St. George Utah This Week
Zion's Plein Air Art 2015
Nov 6-8 - Zion National Park
Zion's Plein Air Art Invitational
Zion National Park Foundation is hosting 23 artists for a week of creativity and inspiration, Nov 2-8, 2015, as part of the seventh annual Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational. The artists will be painting at several locations throughout the park as well as holding demonstrations on the back porch of the Zion Human History Museum. There will also be several lectures and chances for visitors to purchase over 150 pieces of art. Proceeds will support Zion National Park’s Youth Initiative and Arts Programs.
Invited artists can be seen painting along Zion National Park’s trails and roadsides Monday through Friday. On Saturday, November 7, visitors can join in by watching or painting alongside the artists on the Zion Lodge Lawn from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On Sunday, all the artists will also be painting around the Zion Human History Museum from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Artists will be leading demonstrations Monday through Thursday at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. at the Zion Human History Museum. Evening lectures will take place at the Zion Lodge Auditorium on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm.
Art from the 23 artists will be on display and available for purchase all week at the Zion Human History Museum. A “Wet Paint” exhibit and sale will also occur at the Zion Nature Center Saturday, November 7 through Sunday, November 8. A silent auction will take place at the Zion Lodge Auditorium on Saturday, November 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Southern Utah University English professor, James Aton, will present "The Art and Life of Jimmie Jones" on Tuesday, November 3 @ 7 pm in the Zion Lodge Auditorium inside Zion National Park as part of the Fern and J.L.Crawford Lecture Series. This lecture will coincide with the Seventh Annual Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational. Mr. Aton has written the definitive biography of beloved Rockville painter, Jimmie Jones. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Please join us for what will undoubtedly be a very special evening as we look back on the life and work of one of Southern Utah's most famous artists.
On Wednesday, November 4, Zion Artist-in-Residence, Earnest Ward, will present his talk, "Drawn to Nature." 7 pm; Zion Lodge Auditorium. Mr. Ward currently teaches place-based and nature journaling programs for the general public and interdisciplinary educators. Mr. Ward has been the recipient of several honors and awards for his artwork, and served as Artist-in-Residence at North Cascades National Park in 2011.
The last evening lecture on Thursday, November 5 is also a part of the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series through ZCFI. Local artist and resident, Kate Starling, will present "Plein Air Painting: A Personal Approach." 7 pm: Zion Lodge Auditorium.
ENTRY FEES TO ZION NATIONAL PARK MAY APPLY
Those wishing to attend the lectures will be able to drive through park entrances after 6 pm and proceed to the Lodge for the evening events. Those wishing to arrive earlier to perhaps have dinner at Zion Lodge prior to the lecture will need to stop at the Visitor Center to obtain a red pass to continue on to the Lodge before 6 pm.
3hattrio - American Desert Music
7-9pm Wed Nov 4 - River Rock Roasting, LaVerkin, Utah - Free
Alive & Free American Desert Music
Come celebrate 3hattrio’s new CD and hear them perform the music they will take to Salt Lake and the Moab Folk Festival. Bring a snack to share and beverage of your choice.
Barnum the Musical Opens
7:30pm Nov 5-14 Main Stage, Eccles Fine Arts Center, DSU, 700 East 200 South, St. George, Utah - $10
7:30pm Wed Nov 4 Free Preview Performance.
Barnum is an American musical is based on the life of showman P. T. Barnum, covering the period from 1835 through 1880 in America and major cities of the world where Barnum took his performing companies. The production combines elements of traditional musical theater with the spectacle of the circus. The characters include jugglers, trapeze artists and clowns, as well as such real-life personalities as Jenny Lind and General Tom Thumb.
DSU Theatre’s Barnum Aims High with Aerials and Acrobats
DSU Theatre students are going all in and learning to fly for their November musical production of Barnum, the story about the man behind “The Greatest Circus on Earth”.
With the most talented freshman, seniors and alumni heading up the cast, anyone even close to Washington County in November cannot go wrong with this choice in local entertainment. It’s guaranteed to be an enjoyable evening out for the entire family.
Theatre students have worked for months to learn to safely execute aerial acrobatics, in person and via Skype with some of the nations top aerial experts. The long distance relationship has given new life to a unique part of the new mission of the DSU Theatre program. Exciting opportunities are coming and this is just the beginning for many of these bright-eyed young men and women. Your investment in them is an investment in the next generation of Theatre scholars and innovators.
Come out and join us for some great college Theatre and watch your contributions at work. You won’t be disappointed.
Barnum plays in the Dolores Dore Eccles Fine Arts Center Mainstage theatre, located on the Dixie State College Campus, Nov. 5-7 and 10-14. If you are a Washington County high school employee or student, DSU is picking up the bill for your ticket. Just show your WCSD I.D. at the door and receive a single comp ticket for this production.
The production is rated PG and is guaranteed to be fun for everyone. For tickets call 435-652-7800 or order online at dsutix.com. While your at it join DSU Theatre Publicity on Facebook to follow the action and get access to more information. $10. All productions begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Barnum is produced through special arrangements with Tams-Whitmark, Inc. Book by Mark Bramble, lyrics by Michael Stewart, and music by Cy Coleman.
Artist Recption for Robert Ford
5-6:30pm Thu Nov 5 Canyon Community Center Gallery,126 Lion Blvd, Springdale, Utah - Refreshments
Landscape and light from Africa to Zion: A Geotourism Photographic Perspective
A Geotourism Photographic Perspective
“In my photography I try to focus on using my work to highlight what the National Geographic Society defines as geotourism, which incorporates the concept of sustainable tourism—that destinations should remain unspoiled for future generations—while allowing for ways to protect a place's character.”
“It is important to recognize that my photography is primarily a part of my broader work as a conservation scientist, consultant, and professor. And, of course, it is largely global--so my focus of this show, though primarily local, is expressing some of the same approaches.”