SUU's Art Insights to Feature
February 28, 2013
"Sky Blue Mother Nature Green" by Evelyn McCorristin-Peters
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Capturing the natural wonder of a national park is the focus of Zion Artist-in-Residence and painter Evelyn McCorristin-Peters'presentation at SUU’s Art Insights, on Thursday February 28, 2013. The lecture begins at 7pm at Sterling Church Auditorium, Sharwan Smith Student Center. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
The work of Evelyn McCorristin-Peters springs from a lifelong fascination and dedication to the natural environment. She creates to express commitment to the preservation of native flora and fauna in hopes of celebrating its diversity while documenting its fragility.
Evelyn is originally from New Jersey and Delaware, and has now lived in the Sarasota/Manatee county area of Florida for over 25 years. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delaware and also attended The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Ringling College of Art and Design.
In 1984 Evelyn began exploring the world, visiting 48 of the 50 states as a scenic artist with Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus, and through extensive travel as management for Disney Stores. Today, she continues to explore the country through the educational and conservation efforts of Haai, Inc. Shark Encounter, the family business. Evelyn’s travels throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and Canada, along with a year residency in Japan, have shown a wide diversity of life and given her the opportunity to share experiences through art.
Art Insightsis a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the experiences of this unique Zion Artist-in-Residence! For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.