USU-CEU's Gallery East will present People, Places and Things Along US - 89, a Utah Arts Council Traveling Exhibition. Through a series of black and white photographs, this exhibition highlights the unique, unusual, and extraordinary things found along this historic highway. People, Places, and Things will be exhibited from Oct. 4 through Nov. 4.
These 30 remarkable black & white images were selected from the larger collection of 60 photographs in John Telford's 503-mile photo tour of US Highway 89 in Utah. US-89 is one of our country's oldest and longest North-South running highways, stretching from Canada to Mexico. The highway passes the historic homes of internationally famous painter Maynard Dixon, sculptor Avard Fairbanks, and outlaw Butch Cassidy.
The prints in this exhibition tell their stories. The show also includes travel essays by Utah writers.
Gallery East director Noel Carmack observes that, although this group of photographs visually documents other areas of Utah, the people and places are not unlike those found in Carbon and Emery counties. "These are the same kind of friendly, hard-working people found here in our communities."