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Favorite Places: Southern Utah and Italian Landscapes

Art Reception

2020-03-07 16:00:00 2020-03-07 17:30:00 America/Denver Favorite Places: Southern Utah and Italian Landscapes Art by Bernard Simbari · Exhibit runs from Mar 7 - Apr 25 Sweet Branch

Saturday, March 07
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-03-07 16:00:00 2020-03-07 17:30:00 America/Denver Favorite Places: Southern Utah and Italian Landscapes Art by Bernard Simbari · Exhibit runs from Mar 7 - Apr 25 Sweet Branch

Sweet Branch

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Art by Bernard Simbari · Exhibit runs from Mar 7 - Apr 25

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Exposure to regular art therapy sessions has pushed me to create original (“out of my head”) abstract artworks. More often though, art expression with pencil and colored pens has found me drawn to Santa Fe/Taos, New Mexico and southern Utah landscapes or Native American scenes. Over the years I have enjoyed doing my own takes on masterworks from art magazines and books and doing original works from photographs. Lately, as seen in this show, I have been painting Southern Utah and Italian landscapes from photographs.With most all of these compositions I like to challenge myself and incorporate great detail and vibrant (some say fauvist) explosions of color.

ARTIST BIO:

After a stroke in 2007, I began art and music therapy in the fall of 2008 and soon realized a talent for drawing with my non-dominant hand (left arm unaffected by stroke). Since November 2009, I have produced over 700 colored pen “paintings” on paper. In the early years after stroke, many paintings were inspired by impressionist masterworks from books and magazines. Then I progressed to free-hand paintings of landscapes of Torrey, UT and nearby Capitol Reef N.P., original still lives and abstracts, and paintings from photographs. Before my stroke, I was a dermatologist for 35 years in the Salt Lake valley, antique and art collector and home restorer. “Art for Non-majors” was my worst grade in college, and now 13 years after a stroke, art expression continues to give me a huge “lift” and countless hours of enjoyment.

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Arts & Creativity |

Sweet Branch

Phone: 801-594-8651

Hours
Mon, Apr 05 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Apr 06 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Apr 07 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Apr 08 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Apr 09 11:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 10 11:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 11 Closed

About the branch

The Sweet Branch is the sister branch of the Anderson-Foothill Branch using the same modular design. The branch contains over 8,000 square feet of service space, including a public meeting room that can be used for a variety of community gathering needs, from community council meetings to music performances to neighborhood celebrations. Free parking is available to the north of the building, and free wi-fi access is provided throughout the library.

Upcoming events

Tue, Apr 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm