New Art Exhibit Showcases Beauty, Necessity Of Water

Aug 23, 2021

Painting of Merlin Olsen Park by Lucy Watkins
Credit Lucy Watkins

In conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit “H20 Today," the Logan Artist’s Gallery is holding an exhibit entitled “Like Water” that highlights local artists like Dana Worley.

"When you think about the properties of water there's a lot of contrast," Worley said. "It can be hot, it can be cold, it can absorb light or it can reflect light back to you. It can be calm and still or it can be loud and rushing."

 

According to Worley, the theme of “Like Water” is very dynamic and provides a lot of room for artists to interpret it. For his piece, artist Scott Bushman took two photographs of the same bridge and decided to paint one of the photos.

 

"In one you see it's just teeming with water and the other one, it's dry as a bone," said Worley. "And so his painting that he's done is actually the one that's full of life and full of water. Just a call to action that we need to start conserving our resources now.”

 

As part of the show, Worley created a translucent blue bowl from glass with a single feather. The feather represents hope and is a reference to Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope is the thing with feathers.”

 

Worley hopes the exhibit will help bring community members together.

 

"When you look at art, paintings, sculptures, in a broader sense, I think it's a way that helps us identify with each other,and makes us recognize where we are alike and where we're different in appreciating both of those," she said.

The Logan Artist’s Gallery is open Thursdays and Friday 11:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and will be running until Oct. 30.



For information about H2O Today check Hyrum City’s Museum’s hours online at hyrumcitymuseum.com