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"Utah Air Quality" is the theme of NEHMA's "Family Art Day"

Thursday, Feb. 09, 2017

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“Utah Air Quality” is the theme of Utah State University’s Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art’s (NEHMA)  “Family Art Day,” Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11a.m.-2p.m. in the Merrill-Cazier Library, room 101. 

NEHMA has partnered with the Merrill-Cazier Library and the Utah High School Clean Air Poster Contest, an initiative of Roslynn Brain (USU Extension Sustainability) and Edwin Stafford (Jon M. Huntsman School of Business).

NEHMA and the library will feature the winning designs of the Utah High School Clean Air Poster Contest, with an awards ceremony for the grand-prize winners and a clean air hang tag making art activity.

“More than 400 teens from six high schools across Cache Valley have created educational posters promoting clean air action,” said Edwin Stafford, professor of marketing at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. “Many of the posters are beautiful, funny, provocative and tied to teen pop culture and values. We’re excited to partner with NEHMA’s Family Art Day to announce the contest’s grand-prize winners, celebrate their creative work and empower people on how to preserve Utah’s air quality.”  

NEHMA, Merrill-Cazier library staff and high school clean air poster contestants will assist participants in creating unique rear-view mirror hang tags to remind drivers of the hazardous effects of idling. The goal is to spread awareness about Utah air quality while simultaneously helping the environment and decreasing health problems associated with poor air quality.

In addition to making hang tags, participants will get to see the top clean air poster entry finalists created by students from Logan, Sky View, Ridgeline, InTech, South Campus and Fast Forward high schools. At the event, eight grand-prize student winners will be announced, with each winning cash prizes ranging from $100 to $250, donated by local businesses and organizations. Winning posters will be displayed in the community for education outreach.

The Family Art Days program is free and open to the public. These family-friendly events provide families with a creative outlet and resources for a quality learning opportunity catered to all ages. The Family Art Days will continue on a monthly basis. Upcoming Family Art Days include Mapmaking Saturday, March 18 and Book Making Saturday, April 15.

NEHMA is located on the USU Logan Campus. While the museum is closed for construction, it will continue to host events such as Family Art Days at other venues like the Merrill-Cazier Library. See the museum’s website ( to stay updated on upcoming museum events.

Contact: Katie Lee Koven, executive director and chief curator for the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, 435-797-0164,

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