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Watercolors from the Utah Watercolor Society Now on View at Hobble Creek Elementary

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Fri, 01/09/2015 - 8:05am
Carol Day

Select Watercolors from the Utah Watercolor Society Annual Exhibit
Now On View at Hobble Creek Elementary

Mapleton — Hobble Creek Elementary presents, 2014 Utah Watercolor Society, a Utah Arts & Museums Traveling Exhibition, from January 5 through February 2 2015 at Hobble Creek Elementary. The works in this exhibition illustrate the variety of ways that watercolors can be employed in painting.

The works selected for the 2014-2015 exhibition include a variety of subjects and representations, from the fresh, spontaneous, and transparent images typically associated with watercolor, to controlled images that have been created through carefully overlaid washes. To create these images, artists divorced themselves from directly recreating the objects of their gaze and instead concerned themselves with the abstract elements of a painted image: line, value, shape, rhythm and texture. Others utilized these same techniques and structural elements to construct recognizable images of Utah's landscape.

Utah Watercolor Society of Utah was founded in 1974 to "elevate watercolor and educate the public of the importance of watercolor as a creative, permanent art medium." The society encourages its members to develop artistically and creatively and to share ideas and techniques with one another while providing opportunities for exposure of their art in exhibitions. The society is a member of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, a collective of societies in ten western states that share the same goals and mission.

Each year the Utah Watercolor Society sponsors a competition juried by nationally recognized watercolorists. From this show, works are selected for the Utah Arts & Museums’ Traveling Exhibition Program. The 2014 exhibition will be located at Hoble Creek Elementary, 1145 East 1200 North, Mapleton from Jan. 5 2015 to February 2 2015. Hobble Creek Elementary is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 3:30 p.m. For more information on viewing the exhibition, please call 801-489-2863] or go to

About Utah Arts & Museums and the Traveling Exhibit Program

Utah Arts & Museums’ Traveling Exhibit Program is a statewide outreach program that provides schools, museums, libraries, and community galleries with the opportunity to bring curated exhibitions to their community. This program is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on participating in the program, please contact Fletcher Booth at or call 801.824.9177. For media inquiries, please contact Alyssa Hickman Grove, at or call 801.236.7548.

Utah Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts (DHA). To enrich the quality of life for the people of Utah, DHA creates, preserves, and promotes Heritage and Arts. The Division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at or by calling 801.236.7555.

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