Wednesday, August 29, 2012

In the Capitol Gallery: Dean Fausett drawings of the infamous Major Powell expedition

Art Meets History
On May 24, 1869, ten men in four boats left Green River, Wyoming, to explore one of the last unmapped areas of the United States: the Green and Colorado River systems, and the Grand Canyon. Three months later, six men and two boats came out of the canyon, making their way into history.  

This expedition, led by Major John Wesley Powell, has become one of the most important events of exploration in the West.  Filled with hardships and peril, the expedition accomplished what was perceived to be impossible.

In 1964, the United States Bureau of Reclamation commissioned artist William Dean Fausett (1913-1998) to record the pioneer spirit of Major Powell and the majestic grandeur of the country he explored. Now on view in the Capitol's fourth floor gallery, Fausett's sepia drawings provide a captivating look into the Powell expedition.

About the Artist
Born and raised in Price, Utah, William Dean Fausett (1913-1998) studied at Brigham Young University, New York's Students League, and the Beaux Art Institute of Design.  He painted award-winning murals in the nation’s Capitol building in Washington, D.C., and his works are represented in many of the finest art collections in the country.

Exhibit courtesy of the Utah Division of Arts and Museums. Now through September 18, 2012. Admission is free. Visit our website or call 801-538-1800 for more details.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Final Movie of the 2012 Season

This season of Movie Under the Stars has been the best yet! We are so excited to have the world famous Desert Wind open for Sandlot this Friday. 

Wind gives a world beat with a jazz-rock twist that will sweep you off your feet. They are highly acclaimed throughout Middle Eastern/Mediterranean dance markets with 12 CDs currently selling worldwide. Desert Wind is made up of very talented musicians who not only play music but live it as well. This Friday the band will include Alan Scott Bachman, Keyboards / Vocals, Terence Hansen, Guitars / Vocals, Vincent Oles, Trap Drums, Andalin Bachman, Flutes / Wind Synth, Rajab Juma, Middle Eastern Percussion and Shawn Vincent, Bass. Desert Wind is an independent, self-produced recording label created by Alan Scott Bachman. To learn more about them visit their website and facebook page: and

The locally filmed movie, The Sandlot, was one that we simply could not pass up showing for our last movie. Not only is it widely know for it's classic one-liners, but also for the meaningful story of summer friendship. 

Please join us this Friday evening as we watch this classic Utah film. All musical performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Then at dusk, we will begin our featured film.  FREE popcorn has been provided by Harmons Grocery and is available while supplies last.  Come and enjoy the magic of Movie Under the Stars!!