Artist Ryan Brown on Carl Bloch and How to Look at Fine Art

Artist and teacher Ryan Brown discusses a recent commission to hearken to one of the most iconic images in modern LDS culture. He also discusses the role of educating patrons, artists and the public on the importance of arts literacy. 

  Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda , by Carl Heinrich Bloch (Danish, 1834-1890). Oil on Canvas. 111 x 126 in. BYU Museum of Art. 

Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda, by Carl Heinrich Bloch (Danish, 1834-1890). Oil on Canvas. 111 x 126 in. BYU Museum of Art. 

Learn more about works by Ryan Brown here.

  The Lord's Prayer  by Ryan Brown. Oil on Panel. 32 x 24 in. 

The Lord's Prayer by Ryan Brown. Oil on Panel. 32 x 24 in. 

And learn more about the Masters Academy of Art, lectures and classes here

Richard Bushman & Glen Nelson discuss the Mormon Arts Center Festival

Richard Bushman & Glen Nelson discuss the Mormon Arts Center Festival

Author and Scholar Richard Bushman joins us with Glen Nelson, founder of the Mormon Artists Group to discuss their upcoming Mormon Arts Center Festival. They also discuss a work chosen from the Church History Museum Collection by Daniel Everett, a photographer who captured an abstract image of the Provo City Center Temple. 

Dr. Rita Wright Discusses Wulf Barsch and the Springville Museum of Art

Dr. Rita Wright, director of the Springville Museum of Art sits down with Micah to discuss the influence that her painting Et in Arcadia Ego by Wulf Barsch has had on her home. They also discuss the importance of fine art, whether classical, modern or anything in between both in a museum setting and in the home.

 Wulf Barsch (German, b. 1943 ) Et in arcadia ego (c. 2010) Oil on canvas. Private collection of Dr. Rita Wright.

Wulf Barsch (German, b. 1943 ) Et in arcadia ego (c. 2010) Oil on canvas. Private collection of Dr. Rita Wright.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPRINGVILLE MUSEUM OF ART AND THE SALON, VISIT THEM AT SMOFA.ORG OR ON INSTAGRAM

Paige Crosland Anderson Discusses Pioneer Quilts and Abstract Painting

Paige Anderson has become well known for her geometric paintings, invoking the patterns, color and spirit of an entire era of pioneer quilts. Her position in this timeline has helped her reflect on the role of quilts in the lives of these women crossing the plains and the role of her art in LDS culture today. 

  Log Cabin Quilt  from the book  Quilts and Women of the Mormon Migration

Log Cabin Quilt from the book Quilts and Women of the Mormon Migration

  Stacking Miracles  (2017) by Paige Anderson. Acrylic on Panel. On Show at Springville Museum of Art, 93rd Annual Spring Salon. 

Stacking Miracles (2017) by Paige Anderson. Acrylic on Panel. On Show at Springville Museum of Art, 93rd Annual Spring Salon. 

To view more of Paige's work you can follow her on Instagram or visit her website, paigeandersonart.com

BONUS EPISODE: Springville Museum's 93rd Spring Salon

This week, Micah and Eric were fortunate to attend the opening of the 93rd Spring Salon. They spoke with 1st place winner Howard Lyon and shared their thoughts on a few pieces in the show, live from the Springville Museum of Art.

To learn more about the Springville Museum of Art and the Salon, visit them at SMOFA.org or on Instagram.

  Crown of Thorns  by J. Kirk Richards. Springville Museum of Art 93rd Annual Spring Salon

Crown of Thorns by J. Kirk Richards. Springville Museum of Art 93rd Annual Spring Salon

  After the Dance  by Howard Lyon. 1st Place. Springville Museum of Art 93rd Annual Spring Salon

After the Dance by Howard Lyon. 1st Place. Springville Museum of Art 93rd Annual Spring Salon

  Play  by Colby Sanford. Springville Museum of Art 93rd Annual Spring Salon

Play by Colby Sanford. Springville Museum of Art 93rd Annual Spring Salon

  Tally Mark Quilt  by Jethro Gillespie. Springville Museum of Art 93rd Annual Spring Salon

Tally Mark Quilt by Jethro Gillespie. Springville Museum of Art 93rd Annual Spring Salon

Brad Teare discusses LeConte Stewart and Illustrating for Church Magazines

In this episode, we speak with Brad Teare, an LDS artist who has done everything from oil paints to wood block prints to illustrating and editing the Friend Magazine. He shares how the venerated Utah artist, LeConte Stewart has influenced him and also shares some interesting information about how art plays a role in church publications. 

 LeConte Stewart (American, 1891-1990)  Autumn’s Gold, Harvey’s Pond  (1929) Oil on canvas. 24 x 28 in. LDS Church History Museum, Salt Lake City.

LeConte Stewart (American, 1891-1990) Autumn’s Gold, Harvey’s Pond (1929) Oil on canvas. 24 x 28 in. LDS Church History Museum, Salt Lake City.

 Brad Teare,  Saddle Ridge  (2016) .  Oil on Canvas. 24 x 24 in.  Available at Anthony's Fine Art , Salt Lake City.

Brad Teare, Saddle Ridge (2016)Oil on Canvas. 24 x 24 in. Available at Anthony's Fine Art, Salt Lake City.