College night at Springville Museum of Art

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The sun is starting to grace Utah Valley with its warm presence, which brings out some of the best attractions for college students seeking to enrich their lives. With spring break coming and going, it’s time to start looking for ways to find some peace before finals take over. The perfect remedy is college night at Springville Museum of Art.


The Museum is hosting their tri-annual College Night, running March 21- 31. From 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., college students can mix and mingle about lovely pieces of art. Students at the events are encouraged to bring friends, roommates, dates, or even go stag to enjoy music, games, food and of course art.


While attending college night, check out a few exhibitions the Museum will be hosting during that time.


The Museum is featuring their 40th Annual Utah All-State High School Art show. This features lovely work and hand chosen pieces displaying the talents and beauty of teenage artists from all over Utah. From Feb. 27- March 23, art pieces from the minds and hands of Utah juniors and seniors are featured at the museum, giving students the ability to show off their work in a friendly, professional competition. Every year the museum accepts submission of original art pieces from public and private high school students as a way to give them a forum for their creations and visions.


Also, running in the museum from Feb. 22-March 23, will be an exhibition showcasing the talented work of Wayne Kimball, Robert Marshall and Bruce Smith. These artists are nationally celebrated BYU art professors and are giving the Valley a chance to see their skills come to life in a beautiful array of color, movement and emotion. This exhibition titled “Wayne Kimball, Robert Marshall and Bruce Smith: A Collective Retrospective,” displays the artists’ work from throughout their careers.


The Springville Museum of Art has been around since the early twentieth century. Sprouting from the efforts of Springville High School, the residents built the museum as a way to display art that had been collected and donated over the course of twenty years.


Today it houses 3,000 pieces of art—1,800 of which are from local Utah painters. Throughout the year, there are 15 exhibitions that display 150 years of Utah fine art. Collections include works of art from twentieth century Soviet Socialist Realism and American art. The grounds also hold a wonderful new sculpture garden.


Don’t be afraid to spread your wings down in this beautiful museum. The best part about the evening is that it’s free. So grab a bunch of friends and enjoy a beautiful night among the art.


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By Chrys Rafferty