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Illustrating the Whimsical with Lynn Gaines
Written by Tracy Solimeno
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Artist Lynn Gaines will be presenting at the
Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) on Thursday, September 21, at 7 p.m. for the SUU
Department of Art & Design’s Art Insights series. An exhibit of her artwork will be on display at
SUMA from September 19 through October 28, 2017. The artist talk and museum are free and
open to the public. SUMA is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Gaines is best known for kid oriented art and illustrations. Her commercial designs are inspired
by vintage children’s books along with the colors and shapes of nature. She has recently
finished illustrating A Child’s Introduction to African-American History by Jabari Asim which will
be released in January 2018.
Gaines says on her blog that, “I like the challenge of making diverse images and I love to
illustrate pieces that look like they are stitched.”
Gaines studied illustration and photography at Cleveland Institute of Art, has worked for
American Greetings for over 25 years, and is now represented by Painted Word.
Art Insights is hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art & Design faculty.
Students and community members meet to experience presentations and discussions by
visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights.
For more information on Lynn Gaines and her fascinating world of illustration please visit her
website at http://www.lynngainesdesign.com/ or on Facebook.
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 & Design, Music, and Dance. The College also offers programs in
Theatre Arts, graduate programs in Arts Administration and Music, as well as 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
For Calendar Editors:
What: Artist Lynn Gaines will be presenting at the Southern Utah Museum of Art
(SUMA) on Thursday, September 21, at 7 p.m. for the SUU Department of
Art & Design’s Art Insights series. An exhibit of her artwork will be on display
at SUMA from September 19 through October 28, 2017. The artist talk and
museum are free and open to the public. SUMA is open Tuesday through
Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Who: Art Insights, Southern Utah University, Department of Art + Design
When: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Southern Utah Museum of Art, 13 S 300 W, Cedar City, Utah
Tickets: Free admission, General Public invited to attend
Info: Visit www.suu.edu/pva for more information.