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CURRENT SHOW

The Red Dirt Girls: Peace'd Together

10.1.2021 - 1.14.2021
ARTIST RECEPTION
October 1, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION
October 1, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM
HOURS
Mon -  Fri  |  9am - 5pm
Closed Holidays
FREE
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THE RED DIRT GIRLS: Peace’d Together

FEATURING ARTWORK FROM:
Kirsten Holt Beitler, Jenna Mae Lineweaver, Miriam Rawson, Peg Wheeler
OCTOBER 1 - JANUARY 14

Mon -  Fri  |  9am - 5pm

ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION

October 1, 2021 | 6:00 PM

ARTIST RECEPTION

October 1, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM

 

In the Eccles Fine Art Center Grand Foyer:

THE FIRM: Michael Schmidt, Stephen Heywood, Brian Jensen, Shane Christensen

*free admission*

To celebrate women’s challenges and tragedies in a way that is imbued with hope, the Dixie State University Sears Art Museum presents “The Red Dirt Girls: Peace’d Together.”

The Red Dirt Girls — Kirsten Holt Beitler, Jenna Mae Linewaver, Miriam Rawson and Peg Wheeler — have experienced loneliness, divorce, loss of home, friends that were untrue and life’s constant challenges and surprises but have emerged with their optimism and humor intact. Pulling from these experiences for inspiration, The Red Dirt Girls use art to tell their stories and celebrate great women with canvases full of color. With grit, determination and skill, these artists highlight the role women have in shaping the attitudes of those around them while sharing uplifting and positive messages.

“The most important thing is that the art speaks for us individually and collectively as women,” Rawson said. “We have messages we want to share, and this is a great way to do it.”

“Peace’d Together” will be accompanied by art created by The Firm, a collaboration of four ceramicists. Shane Christensen, Michael Schmidt, Stephen Heywood and Brian Jensen exhibit individually but also show collectively under the name The Firm. Each artist earned a Master of Fine Arts from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and is active in ceramics and teaching. In their exhibit, which is on display in the Eccles Grand Foyer, the four friends share their experiences, escapades and purpose in life and ceramic.

 

“Artists in The Firm have all advanced in their art form and contributed to the ceramics community as a united entity,” Kathy Cieslewicz, director and curator of Sears Art Museum, said. “Their love of clay presents functional ceramics, finesse of quality, detail and craftsmanship, always with a twist of creativity.”