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August 20: Why Art Matters

Art in the Key of Wonder: a discussion of the value of the visual arts   Thursday, August 20, 7:30 pm  |  Dialogue Leader: Judith McConkie Mark & Elizabeth England's home at 1194 South 500 East in Salt Lake City. Late-comers, please use the back door.  Discussion: Art is in the eye of the beholder. Or is it? What does art do for you? What has it done for the advancement of our species? What is art anyway?  About Judith: Besides a long career in teaching on secondary and university levels beginning in 1969, Judith has been a studio artist and a visual arts administrator/curator. She studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. and completed an MFA at BYU in 1984. Her paintings and prints have been exhibited widely; they are in held in a number of public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She studied in London at the Royal College of Art and exhibited at the Henry Moore Gallery there.  She began her do