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Saturday, February 22

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection


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.

2/22 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright


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.

2/22 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

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


“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).

2/22 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated


"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.

2/22 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Thomas Campbell: Lint Basket Supremeo and Unii Ciøn Yyikæ


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.

2/22 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

USU Geosciences Rock and Fossil Day


Rock and Fossil Day is an opportunity for families of all ages to join the Geosciences Department in exploring everything that the geosciences has to offer. There will be: Demonstrations Presentations Hands-on Samples Rock/Mineral Identification Museum Tours Pet Rocks Pipe Cleaner Dinosaurs Digging for Fossils Making Trace Fossils Dino Cookies The Geology Club will have geo-swag, including geodes, available for purchase. The event is free and open to everyone. Find more information at https://geo.usu.edu/activities/rock-and-fossil-day

2/22 at 10:00 am | Geology building | More Info

Science and Engineering Day


Science and Engineering day is a fun event where kids from 7-13 years old get to do hands-on science and engineering activities and challenges, interact with college students, and even industry professionals from Space Dynamics Laboratory and Northrop Grumman.

2/22 at 10:00 am | University Inn | More Info

DIY Native Bee House Workshop

Workshop/Training | Home, Family, and Food

$7 per person | $5 for Swaner members
Proceeds benefitting both the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter and Hollow Tree Honey Foundation
Noon - 1 PM
1 - 2 PM
2 - 3 PM

Utah is home to over 900 species of bees, which is about 20% of the 4,000 total species in the US! The majority of native bee species live solitary lives, and nest in the ground or small holes in trees and wood. Help native bees in your area or entice them to your garden with a homemade bee house made from recycled materials.

Build and keep a native bee box (easy for all ages), learn about native bees and honeybees, and how to plant seeds in your yard for these amazing pollinators. Native bee boxes, reeds, and seeds will be provided at this event.


2/22 at 12:00 pm | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Women's Basketball


Description:Utah State University Eastern Women's Basketball vs Salt Lake Community College
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usu-eastern-womens-basketball-tickets-70045280319

2/22 at 3:00 pm | More Info

Men's Basketball


Description:Utah State University Eastern Men's Basketball vs Salt Lake Community College - Sophomore Night
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usu-eastern-mens-basketball-tickets-70049781783

2/22 at 5:00 pm | More Info

CAAS Chili Cookoff


It's the annual CAAS Chili Cookoff. Come enjoy some chili or enter your own chili in to see if you have the best recipe. There will be live music, lots of chili, and a good time. Proceeds go towards helping a CAAS student in need.

2/22 at 5:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Black Student Union: Annual Soul Food


Annual Soul Food hosted by The Black Student Union, come enjoy delicious cuisine, a night of performances and a cultural celebration for Black History Month!

2/22 at 7:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info




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