USU Eastern's Gallery East features the work of two Southeastern Utah artists, Richard Lance Russell of Blanding and Suzan Woodward of Moab. Each artist shows exceptional skill in their chosen medium, and represents the variety of talented artists that resides in Canyonlands communities. The exhibit, Close to Home: Paintings by Richard Lance Russell and Pottery by Suzan Woodward, is representative of this kind of homegrown artistic talent.
Russell, a painter and graduate of BYU's art program, is concerned with capturing the reality of what he sees. Whether it's a landscape or figure, he focuses on capturing the essence of that subject, believing that paintings are the most personal, direct representation of vision.
Woodward's earthenware pieces reflect the rugged qualities of her surroundings. She graduated from Utah State University with a double degree in art education and ceramics. She taught 12 years, then started making pottery full time while she and her husband raised their two daughters in Arizona.
The painting and ceramics exhibit will be on display at USU Eastern's Gallery East through Nov. 10.
Gallery East is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Fridays, weekends and holidays. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call the gallery at: 435-613-5327; or contact Noel Carmack at: 435-613-5241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.