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Thursday, July 4

Collecting on the Edge Part II

Arts/Entertainment

Modern and contemporary art created in the American West, manifesting an independent spirit and embodying unique ideas, has been largely written out of the mainstream narrative of art history or placed in unhelpful contexts. "Collecting on the Edge," featuring work by 172 artists from the collection of the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University in Logan Utah, aims to correct that situation. Texts accompanying each artwork, by eighty-one critics, art historians, curators, gallerists, artists, and collectors, provide illuminating insights into the works and their creators.

In an introductory essay art critic Michael Duncan exposes the provincialism and regionalist thinking that has dictated mainstream views of modernism: “Many of the nation’s most daring, innovative, and iconoclastic works have been ignored…simply because they were made on the wrong side of the Mississippi.”

7/04, All Day | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Artists of Cache Valley

Arts/Entertainment

This annual community exhibition is a showcase of extraordinary local talent. The Department of Art + Design’s Tippetts & Eccles Galleries will host a select number of Cache Valley-based artists that demonstrate the breadth and depth of artistic activity in our community. This year the exhibition will feature paintings by Cody Jones and Nelson Boren, fused glass pieces by Dana Worley, ceramics by Kristi South, photographs by Maria Ellen Huebner, as well as work from many other artists. The exhibition can be viewed from Tuesday, June 25 through July 26th with a reception for the artists planned for July 12 from 5:30-7 p.m.

7/04 at 10:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Clybourne Park

Arts/Entertainment

Clybourne Park portrays fictional events set immediately after A Raisin in the Sun and fifty years later. The play is loosely based on historical events that took place in the city of Chicago. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.

7/04 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre | More Info



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