Evening for Educators Creates Museum-in-a-Box @ SUU (Cedar City)

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: The Department of Art & Design at Southern Utah University hosts an Evening for Educators event at the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) on Tuesday, October 4, from 6-9 p.m. This evening will focus on the importance of preservation, investigate the artwork of Joseph Cornell, and talk about pocket galleries, collecting, documenting, and saving important artifacts. Participants will embellish a personal museum-in-a-box as an enduring memento and receptacle for their own memories.

 

Evening for Educators begins with refreshments and social time from 6:00-6:30. Dr. Jackie Grant, Director of the SUU Frehner Museum of Natural History; Ryan Paul, Curator of the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum; and Reece Summers, Director of the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) will present a panel discussion about diverse types of museums from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We will have a brief tour of SUMA and then a hands-on activity making your own museum-in-a-box to take home.

 

Deborah K. Snider, Associate Professor of Art Education, said, “For six years, I have been delighted to host Evening for Educators (E4E) events in collaboration with the StateWide Art Partnership (SWAP) and Springville Museum of Art staff. We have welcomed art teachers from around the state, SUU students, and community members to programs including Day of the (Walking) Dead, Why (Art) Foundations Matter, Catalyzing Change: Artist as Activist, and Art Echoes. This year, we are thrilled to host E4E in the new Southern Utah Museum of Art. Our year-long theme for school tours is Preservation, thus our E4E theme is Museum-in-a-Box."

 

This event is sponsored by the StateWide Art Partnership (SWAP), the Springville Museum of Art, and is free and open to the public. Spaces are limited to 30 participants; please call 435-586-5425 to reserve a space.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

 

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, and Dance, as well as Theatre Arts and graduate programs in Arts Administration and Music and a Center for Shakespeare Studies. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Music Technology graduate degrees. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 600 majors in the College. Over 1,100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival and SUU’s Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.

 

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What: The Department of Art & Design at Southern Utah University hosts an Evening for Educators event at the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) on Tuesday, October 4, from 6-9 p.m. This evening will focus on the importance of preservation, investigate the artwork of Joseph Cornell, and talk about pocket galleries, collecting, documenting, and saving important artifacts. Participants will embellish a personal museum-in-a-box as an enduring memento and receptacle for their own memories.

 

Who:Sponsored by the StateWide Art Partnership (SWAP), the Springville Museum of Art

 

When:Tuesday, October 4, 2016

 

Time:6-9 p.m.

 

Where:Southern Utah Museum of Art, 13 S 300 W, Cedar City, Utah

 

Tickets:Free Admission, Spaces are limited to 30 participants, must RSVP

 

Info:For more information, please call 435-586-5425.

 

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