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The news of artist, environmental activist, documentary film producer and philanthropist Susan Swartz.

National Museum of Women in the Arts UK Friends Event with Susan Swartz

Patti White, Susan Swartz, Beth Colocci

Susan Swartz, Conversation with the Artist
6 November at 11 a.m.
Belgravia Gallery, 45 Albemarle St, London, Greater London W1S 4JL
Nearest tubes: Green Park and Picadilly Circus

Enjoy a coffee and conversation with Susan Swartz at her exhibition, BREATH OF NATURE.  Swartz is an American landscape artist and environmental campaigner whose work probes the intersection between devout spirituality and a reverance for nature.  Her art is part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.  Swartz is also an impassioned environmental activist and educator who has worked with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Jane Goodall in their efforts to shed light on environmental issues.

Supporting Subscribers free; Subscribers £10; Guests £20. rsvp@nmwa-uk.org and post cheque to Friends of NMWA, UK, Box 539, 28 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3SS.

 

Susan Swartz Loves Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile at UMFA

Steadfast Strength
72 x 72

Ladies: do you ever have trouble enticing your man into an art gallery or museum? Well Susan has a show for him…and you! Just roaring into Salt Lake City at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts is Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile.

Showcasing 19 of the world’s finest and fastest automobiles, the exhibition features a century of legends on wheels that exemplify premier aerodynamics, engineering, art and design of their era. From the ultra-cool 1957 Jaguar XK-SS Roadster (once owned by Steve McQueen) to the 1938 Mormon Meteor III–the famous Bonneville racer that holds more long distance speed records than any other automobile in history--this exhibition is sure to get your art-loving engines…and man…revving.

Speed was organized by noted automotive historian and guest curator Ken Gross and is on view at the UMFA through September 16, 2012.

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is Utah's primary cultural resource for global visual arts. It is unique in its dual role as a university and state art museum. It is Utah's only visual arts institution that collects, exhibits, interprets, and preserves a comprehensive collection of original art objects. The UMFA hosted Susan’s solo exhibition Natural Revelations in 2008. Susan's painting, Steadfast Strength 72 x 72, is in the UMFA permanent collection.

Springville Museum of Art Acquires Susan Swartz Painting for Permanent Collection

Amazing Grace 72 x 72

Amazing Grace
72 x 72

Following the success of Susan’s January 2010 solo exhibition at Utah’s oldest museum for the fine arts, the Springville Museum of Art, museum director, Vern Swanson, purchased one of the paintings for its permanent collection. “Amazing Grace” is a large piece—six feet by six feet—done in acrylic on linen. The painting depicts the crimson blaze of a maple forest, basking in the warm complacency of an autumn evening.

“Vern is such an authority in the art world—especially regarding Utah art,” says Susan. “Having a substantial work of mine selected by him to be preserved for posterity in the permanent collection is a huge honor.” Swanson holds a PhD in art history, has published several notable books on art and has acted as museum director since 1980.

“Amazing Grace” will be on display in the permanent collection of the Springville Museum of Art .