College Night at the Springville Art Museum brings culture to the masses

Triannual event raises awarness of regional art. Jake Buntjer / UVU Review

The Springville Museum of Art held its triannual College Night event on June 30. The event featured live music from The Yarrow, chips and handmade salsa from Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill and also included two mixed media artist discussions with Salt Lake City’s Trent Alvey and Riverton’s Tim Little. Meant to introduce the museum and its offerings to a younger, college-age crowd, College Night is held three times a year, the next two being held on September 15 of this year and March 23, 2011.

Ruth White, the museum’s assistant director of operations, said that College Night was a great event that helps remind the community that the Springville Museum of Art is “the best depository of Utah art, past or present.” The museum features work from several of the Most Honored Artists of Utah, a title bestowed by the Artists of Utah committee, a group of curators, educators and artists that decide upon a list of one hundred of Utah’s most important artists.

The museum also has an expansive permanent collection of 20th century Russian art.

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Alvey and Little, the local artists who introduced their own featured work, have several pieces on display. Introducing her art, Alvey, who is frequently featured in the Artists of Utah publication 15 Bytes, said that she uses “…art to find [her] place in the world. That’s the philosophical part.”

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-5 p.m., with the exception of Wednesday, when it is open until 9 p.m. On Sundays the hours are 3-6 p.m. There is no admission charge, and internships and volunteer opportunities are available.

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