Centennial theme fills Utah galleries

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    By AMY COWI

    Numerous galleries throughout the state will display Utah art throughout 1996 as part of the Centennial Celebration commemorating 100 years of statehood.

    The Utah Museum of Fine Arts has an exhibit entitled “Images of the Great Salt Lake” on display through March 3.

    Admission to the exhibit is free, and museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 12 to 5 p.m.

    The exhibition explores the historic and artistic attraction of the Great Salt Lake.

    A historic photograph exhibit will be on display January 13, 1996 through January 12, 1997 at the LDS Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City. The collection contains photographs of Utah 100 years ago, giving a realistic view of what the state looked like when it became a state.

    In addition to art displays, theaters in the area will also be promoting the Centennial Celebration.

    The SCERA Center Theater in Orem will be presenting the musical production of Crawford Gates’ “A Promised Valley” June 3 through 15 at their outdoor theater.

    “The presentation tells the history of Utah in song,” marketing director April Wetzel said. “It includes events from when pioneers came into the valley and when Utah achieved its statehood status.”

    The SCERA Theater will also host their regular outdoor season with performances that will be tied in to the Centennial Celebration.

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