A Visual Journal: Artwork of Henry B. Eyring
Exhibit: September 19-October 20, 2017 (Exhibit closes at 4pm on October 20, 2017)
Free tickets at the door, or visit BYU-Idaho ticket office.
The sampling of artwork presented in the exhibition-entitled A Visual Journal-represents but a small fraction of the artist's work over many years. He has spent a lifetime refining his sense of color and design, seeking to express the beauty of the natural world. President Eyring has also used these small and sensitive paintings to illustrate his journals, even sending some as postcards to friends. As a General Authority for the past 30 years, President Eyring has had immense demands on his time. He does, however, exemplify how one's talents can be magnified, even minutes or fractions of an hour at a time. He has cultivated his gift by creating smaller-sized pieces with his available moments. While not majestic in scale, these works have a powerful impact and demonstrate the gifts and creations of a loving God. President Eyring ultimately agreed to the exhibition of his work out of a hope of providing visitors with a unique, spiritual perspective on testimony and faith. And he approved displaying his artwork in a venue that holds special meaning to him. During some of his years as president of Ricks College, his office was here in the Jacob Spori Building. We thank President Eyring for the generous gift of his artwork and hope all will feel the creative spirit of A Visual Journal.
Things Made by Hand, in a Basement, without Instruction: Lithographs and Collages
Artist Reception: October 26, 7:30-9pm
Exhibit: October 27-December 14, 2017
A master printer, Wayne Kimball is one of the most brilliant lithographers in the world today. He has taught art for over 38 years at various universities, and retired in 2009 after 25 years in the Department of Visual Arts at BYU. Kimball's signature pieces typically contain exquisitely rendered, unusual subject matter, with uniquely witty and unexpected titles; frequently, viewers observing his work must locate hand-written titles somewhere in the piece. Wayne Kimball has given over 500 solo and invitational exhibits as an artist, and has won over 100 awards from juried competitions. His artwork is collected by more than 86 International and National museums and many institutions, including The National Gallery of Fine Art, The Library of Congress, The Brooklyn Museum, New York University, and The Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
In this new exhibit, over 60 lithographs and collages will be featured.