Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Downtown Provo Gallery Stroll Press Release


Downtown Provo Gallery Stroll
Friday, February 6, 2009, 6-9 PM

On February 6 from 6-9pm 2009 the First Fridays Provo Gallery Stroll will be held in downtown Provo City. The event is free and open to the public. Several venues will be joining the event for the first time, along with more established participants. Most venues will provide light refreshments. The fire pits will once again be lit up, so come roast marshmallows, mingle with artists and art enthusiasts, and see tons of new shows. Also, be sure to check out the Gallery Stroll's blog at

New Shows for February:

Caleb Mitchell Photography (250 N University Ave, 734-9395) New Photographs.

Coal Umbrella (157 N University Ave, 369-4214) Soloist Boots to the Moon (Joscef Castor), and a group of local visual artists: Jason Metcalf, Ryan Neely, Gian Pierotti, and Chris Purdie, collaborate on a project which ultimately marries the productions of album recording and artistic creation. Castor has created original (there is not a single copy of any song) vinyl discs of individual songs, with one of the artists creating an adjoining artwork. The project thus becomes both a critique art and music world production structures, and an avenue for local artists to express a new sincerity in times of economic, political and social winter.

Coleman Gallery (117 N University Ave, 225-5766) To be announced.

Covey Center for the Arts (425 W Center St, 852-7013) Kaleidoscope: New works by Barbara Frazier. Frazier is a lecturer in the UVU department of Art and Visual Communications.

Legion (145 N University Ave, 718-3038) Street Art provided by local talent.

Maestro's (22 W Center, 691-5550) To be announced.

Mode Boutique (45 N University Ave, 377-1168) New drawings by St. Louis/ Utah artist Colin Tuis Nesbit.

Muse Music (151 N University Ave, 377-6873) To be announced.

Painted Temple / Low Brow? No How! (47 W 300 N, 356-8282) Mon Coeur Ne Bat Que Pour Toi! A group exhibition exploring the many interpretations of love. Featuring the work of Andrew Christensen, Oak Adams, Kelly Larsen, Daniel Walker, Andy Bean, Jess Smiley, Lunchbox, Randall Craig, Caleb Mitchell. Stop by and pick up a Valentine card featuring the works of these artists anytime between now and Valentines Day.

Pennyroyal Cafe (155 N University Ave, 341-0120) On 6 February 2009, the Pennyroyal Gallery and Cafe will open a solo show of portrait paintings by Utah based artist Julia Jones. Jones states that "beauty of the human form, as best I knew it, spoke to my soul and inspired my hands. As years passed, these forms took on the more tangible entities of the human anatomy; layers of eternal truth, the rendering of which facilitated my self-awareness. Soon the curvature and physiology of nature mirrored my personal outlook on the form. My paintings find their completeness beyond the realistic qualities of the figure and more in the psychology that the form adds."

Provo Community Church (175 N University Ave, 368-1180) New works by members of the congregation.

Sego Art Center (169 N University Ave, 599-0680) Roland Thompson, a local Utah based artist, will present a new body of abstract gestural drawings titled Twenty Four Seven, along with paintings. Thompson's work examines formalism in a fresh manner, yet echoing his progenitors such as the Minimalists and Post-Minimalists. Like James Sienna, his past mentor and fellow abstractionist, Thompson revels in laborious process to create stunning formal compositions. Also, in the Annex, Los Angeles Artist Carlton Christy will exhibit a massive pencil drawing depicting a Nascar stadium, explosion, and numbers from every Nascar racer who has ever died during races. Christy's work brings Nascar into the context of an art institution, analyzing and facilitating greater cultural and aesthetic inspection of this most popular sport.

Store Front Galleries (273 W Center St, 691-2301) Significant Forms, a group exhibit from the Brigham Young University Visual Arts Club.

The Gallery at Cats Cradle (168 W Center, 374-1832) To be announced

Terra Nova Gallery (41 W 300 N, 374-0016) Robert McKay: Indoors & Outdoors- Oil Paintings and Pastel Drawings.

Utah County Art Gallery (151 S University Ave, 754-0125) BYU Illustration Showcase. Featuring work from both current and former students of the BYU Illustration Department. This annual show is sure to amaze as members of the department show off their skills.

Window Box Gallery (62 W Center St, 377-4367) Featuring new work by James Christensen, Emily McPhie, Cassandra Barney, and others.

For more details, contact Jason Metcalf, Gallery Stroll Director: 801.599.0680,


Downtown Provo Gallery Stroll is brought to you by the Downtown Alliance and participating galleries.

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