One of the best perks though, of being an SMA intern, is that I get to enjoy the beautiful Spanish colonial architecture every time I visit, and all of the amazing artwork. The building is so beautiful and peaceful, especially in such an accepting environment. Currently on display in the Springville Museum of Art is the All-State Utah High School show, which is a jured show (meaning that the pieces displayed are only the best of those judged). Wow! High school students are so talented. I am really not much of an artist, so I respect and am in awe of their talent.
I've become a big fan of these multiple media pieces, because it feels doable for me to work with my hands to make art rather than to sketch or paint... which I guess is also with your hands. I feel like I can create more when the medium has some physical dimension, I guess is what I'm saying. In the background of this picture you can see the water sculpture, one of the most popular features of the museum for children to see.
If you're in the area, you really should stop by and see some of this work. The high school show ends March 26, 2010. A great opportunity to see this show, is for another exhibition's reception. The Hard Times Exhibition is having a reception, with refreshments no less, on March 24, 2010 at 6:00 PM. Here is a description of the show as on the SMA website "Sixteen artists were asked to respond to our country’s worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression, with the result being an exhibition that both stuns and challenges the viewer."