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Thursday, February 13

"Exotic Creatures"

Arts/Entertainment

Gallery East Art Exhibit
Art by Kelly Lynn Wright & Anna Day

2/13 at 9:00 am | More Info

Third Annual Paper & Clay Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Paper & Clay is a national juried exhibit that showcases exceptional student work from across the country. The exhibition is open to all current BFA & MFA printmaking and ceramic students and provides them an opportunity to compete and exhibit in a professional space. This year's show includes 57 works from 42 different institutions across the country. The reception for the exhibit is February 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Impact Commons behind the gallery.

2/13 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Churros & Chocolate With Latinos In Action

Fundraiser

Let it snow as you come warm up with LIA’s home-made churros and Abuelita Mexican hot chocolate!

Pricing:
Churros $2.00
Mexican hot chocolate $1.50

2/13 at 9:30 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated

Exhibition

"Particle & Wave" features forty-five artists from across the world who incorporate paper pulp and organic fibers into their clay. The exhibition explores innovation, creativity and connection by sharing the breadth of work being created by artists spanning five continents who choose paperclay for its adaptability, tensile strength, translucency, and ecological and sustainable characteristics.

"Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated" is organized by The International Paper Clay Exhibition Project, and curated by Peter Held.

2/13 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Thomas Campbell: Lint Basket Supremeo and Unii Ciøn Yyikæ

Exhibition

Thomas Campbell is an interdisciplinary media maestro who creates eloquent and romantic narratives about the fringes of contemporary American culture in a variety of formats, including sculpture, ceramics, music, printmaking, painting, photography, drawing, and film.

A two-part, two-gallery sequence, "Lint Basket Supremeo" (a multi-medium survey) and "Unii Ciøn Yyikæ" (new works) give a sense of Campbell’s creative output over the last ten years leading up to today, including new works created during an artist residency at Utah State University’s Department of Art & Design last fall.

2/13 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

2/13 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

2/13 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

2/13 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Student Success Workshop

Workshop/Training

Goal Setting & Time Management

Free and open to all USU Eastern students

2/13 at 12:00 pm | More Info

Year of the Women: Intuitive Eating Workshop

Workshop/Training | Year of the Woman

Learn about how to eat intuitively from Brook Parker, RD

2/13 at 12:00 pm | HPER Building | More Info

Year of the Woman - Photo & Essay Contest Voting Party

Exhibition | Year of the Woman

Join us for our Year of the Woman Photo & Essay Contest Voting Party. Voting for photo submissions will take place LIVE, with the winner being announced on site. Prizes will be handed out for the winners of the essay contest. The Year of the Woman Photo and Essay Contest engaged high school age students in Box Elder County to submit photos and essays to creatively promote and celebrate the accomplishments of women in the community, both historically and current.

2/13 at 3:00 pm | More Info

Informed Citizen Series - Join us for a panel on US-Iran Relations

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Feb 13th is our second Informed Citizen Series. Join us for a panel on US-Iran Relations. We have special guests Bahram Baktiari, Executive Director of the Baskerville Institute and Matt Berrett, former assistant director of the CIA and co-founder of the Center for Anticipatory Intelligence. The discussion will be moderated by Kerry Bringhurst of Utah Public Radio. If you would like to solicit a question to the panelists on US-Iran Relations, please email katie.roberts@usu.edu. This will be a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about the foreign policy of US and Iran. There will also be free pizza! Hope to see you there!

2/13 at 4:00 pm | David B. Haight Center | More Info

ASME Pinewood Derby Workshop

Workshop/Training

A pinewood derby workshop to prepare students for the actual event, first 15 to RVSP to the ASME email will receive a free pinewood derby kit to use and modify at the idea factory in the SER building.

2/13 at 5:00 pm | SER Building | More Info

NEHMA Presents PBS Utah's "Book Club in a Box" - Theme: Civil Rights

Arts/Entertainment

“Book Club in a Box” pairs a novel with a PBS Utah documentary on different topics each month. Every second Thursday of the month, NEHMA hosts a discussion of the book and film with local scholars and faculty, also including a discussion of a related artwork from the museum’s collection.

In honor of Black History Month, February's book club will focus on The Civil Rights Movement and explore the fight for social justice and racial equality in the United States.

Book: "Coming of Age in Mississippi" by Civil Rights activist Anne Moody
PBS Utah documentary: "Utah’s Freedom Riders"
Learn more about the book and the film on NEHMA's website.

Book discussion led by Scott Bushman, Program Coordinator and Past-President of the Cache Valley Historical Society
Film discussion led by Nancy Green, PBS Utah producer
Art discussion led by Paul Crumbly, USU English professor

The event is free and open to all — no sign-up required! Light refreshments will be served. Although certainly helpful, reading the book isn’t required to participate in “Book Club in a Box” events.

For more information, contact Teri Guy at 435-797-7239 or teri.guy@usu.edu.

2/13 at 5:00 pm | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Fall in Love with PBL

Information/Orientation

Come to the 9th Floor of the Eccles Business Building for Valentine's treats and to find out more about PBL (Collegiate FBLA). Register here for the PBL club. We will have prizes for the first 10 students who register for this year's club membership.

2/13 at 5:30 pm | More Info

Re-Bisoning the West: Restoring an American Icon to the Landscape

Lecture/Readings

Trace the journey of the American Bison with Kurt Repanshek, award-winning journalist and author of Re-Bisoning The West, Restoring an American Icon to the Landscape. Explore a forward-thinking approach to returning bison to the West and improving the health of ecosystems.

Kurt Repanshek is an award-winning journalist well versed in public lands, wildlife, recreation, environmental, and development issues. He has a diverse journalistic background, having written about the rich biodiversity that lies within Great Smoky Mountains National Park and launched National Parks Traveler, the world’s top-rated editorially independent website dedicated to daily news and feature coverage of national parks and protected areas.

Be sure to register to ensure your spot and stop into the Swaner Gift shop to get a copy of the book.

2/13 at 6:30 pm | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

USU Brigham City Lecture Series: The Year of the Woman - Celebrating a 150 Years

Lecture/Readings | Year of the Woman

A lecture on local women and historical events presented by Sarah Yates and Jill Rasmussen

2/13 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Jazz Night at Elite Hall

Arts/Entertainment

This is the Valentine's Day event of the year! Treat yourself to an evening of dining and dancing at the only dance hall remaining in Utah with a sprung dance floor. Music is provided by the USU Jazz Orchestra and USU Jazz Ensemble big bands, led by Jon Gudmundson and Greg Wheeler, featuring a number of highly talented singers from Utah State. Three nights only: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 13, 14 & 15. Thursday is dancing only, Friday & Saturday offers the option of a delicious meal prepared by Cache Valley's own Firehouse Pizza. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Larry Smith Jazz Scholarship.

2/13 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Wake Up & Smell the Roses

Student Activities

USU Eastern student Hunter Peterson stand-up comedy show

2/13 at 8:00 pm | More Info



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