Sugarpost Metal Art
I’ve always loved taking a minute to stop at Sugarpost in Salt Lake City and look at the cool art they’ve created from welding metal. Little monsters and animals that are very creative.
Melvin the Frog is a sculpture by Gary Lee Price, sculptures by Gary are regularly seen all over Springville and other places. Growing up in Mapleton/Springville I remember seeing Melvin on a post here on 1200 South for many years and he just showed up here in front of Duke’s Jewelers on Springville Main Street. I’ve seen him a few other places too.
Constructed in October 2001, Maeser Park is a beautiful neighborhood park. A mural painted on the wall bordering the park depicts scenes from the Provo Maeser Neighborhood area. With the park nearly completely fenced, there is a walking path circling the park if you want to take a stroll while your children are playing on the playground.
The Springville Museum of Art, on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as the Springville High School Art Gallery.
The Springville Museum of Art was built in 1937 as a WPA project during the Great Depression. It was designed by Claud S. Ashworth in the Spanish Colonial Revival style of architecture. It is a municipal art museum (Springville, UT has given itself the nickname “Art City,” and the museum is featured prominently in its seal)and free and open to the public, although they do accept donations. It has over 1500 works of art in its permanent collection. It features fine works by Utah artists, as well as a significant collection of twentieth century American realism and Soviet Socialist Realism from the 1930’s to the 1970’s.
Swirling like a maple seedling
fan which swirls in arcs
far from the shading tree,
with wrist in hand
the euphony of counterpoint
continues outward on –
the melody of two uniting in the dance of once –
an auger in the earth of time,
in air, the spare
and delicately spinning seed
at last alights and roots
in memory’s loam.
“The Museum of Art is a place where the heart and mind are brought together to seek knowledge and values, self affirmation and spiritual understanding.”
“We hope your experience in the Museum will nurture a more reflective mind, a capacity for deeper inquiry, a stronger commitment to excellence and integrity, and heightened appreciation for others and their ideas.”
|One of the largest and best attended art museums in the Mountain West, the Museum of Art offers a dynamic exhibition schedule that includes displays of its permanent collection, world-class traveling shows and unique temporary exhibitions that fulfill the Museum unique mandate (above).
One of the Museum of Art’s most important roles is its contribution to the academic mission of Brigham Young University. From the research and study of the artworks in our collection, to the teaching and learning that occurs in our classrooms and galleries, the Museum plays an important role in the academic pursuits of many students at BYU. At the same time, the Museum connects to broad community audiences through its varied exhibitions and educational programming.