UVU’s Woodbury Art Museum, nestled in the hub of Orem’s University Mall, prepares to put on the annual faculty art show. The show is a collaboration of art and visual communications professors and their most recent creative works.
The Woodbury Art Museum, a branch of the UVU fine arts program, celebrates 12 years with the faculty art show. The museum connects faculty, students and local art enthusiasts and promotes cultural awareness.
“It’s a way to get to see what the professor is actually working on and what their art is like,” said Danielle Lambert, advisor and director of visitor services. “Because a lot of them are also professional artists.”
UVU art professors can exhibit any choice of art in any medium, creating a highly varied exhibit from paintings and photography to digital media, sculpture and ceramics.
“I think having a faculty art show can show the audience different styles of artwork that is out there,” said Christina Jacobs, a senior at BYU. “We typically only view that art of the famous, like Monet or Van Gough, so we can fail to see what our own professors and other local not-as-well-known artists do to contribute to the art field. We can see through a number of lenses and gain new perspectives and appreciation for the genre of art.”
Other exhibits include permanent collections that fill the museum, located on the southwest side of University Mall. The museum promotes the collection, preservation and display of contemporary and other forms of art.
The museum focuses on being able to “stimulate research and serve as a valuable resource in our academic setting as well as in the community,” according to its mission statement.
The annual faculty art show begins Nov. 12 and runs until Dec. 21. The Woodbury Art Museum is located at 800 West University Parkway in Orem. It is open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.