In Preserving Grace, cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg masterfully blends images of Swartz’s paintings with photos of nature, showing just how closely these works resemble the natural scenery of Swartz’s surroundings.
The interviews and presentations of Susan Swartz as artist, environmental activist, documentary film producer and philanthropist. Includes her work with Godfrey Barker, Anna Hunter, Susan Fisher Sterling, Jane Goodall, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Louie Psihoyos, Andy Abrahams Wilson, William Graham and Jon Huntsman.
On November 1st, 2013 the founding Director of the Museum of Utah Art & History Thomas F. Rugh gave a talk at the Kimball Art Center about how the book 'Painters of the Wasatch' came to be. He is a co-author of the book. Mr. Rugh discusses Susan Swartz's two paintings in the exhibition at 27:00 minutes.
Susan has a conversation with Godfrey Barker of the Belgravia Gallery. November 2012
A talk by Susan Swartz, Louis Psihoyos and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at the Belgravia Gallery, London, October 7 2012.
Susan Swartz honors Dean William A. Graham for his leadership of and service to the Harvard Divinity School on March 30, 2012. Dean Graham discusses “Why Study Religion in the 21st Century?” as he prepares to return to teaching full time at HDS.
John Huntsman honors Susan Swartz as a Utah artist and celebrates her exhibit, susan swartz: seasons of the soul, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Delivered as a surprise video message to Susan at a Zions Bank celebratory dinner for Susan on October 15, 2011.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
susan swartz: seasons of the soul Exhibition Opening Reception
June 17, 2011
An introduction to the artist Susan Swartz and her solo exhibition 'Natural Revelations' at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, January - April 2008.
Interviews with Susan Swartz, Scott Anderson, David Dee, Chuck Newhall for the Utah Museum of Fine Arts exhibition 'Natural Revelations' January - April 2008.
Susan Swartz introduces Dr. Jane Goodall DBE at a talk and special screening of the film 'Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees' at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. One of the Swartz Lecture Series at the University of Utah held in conjunction with her solo exhibition Natural Revelations at the UMFA in 2008.
Susan Swartz was invited to Harvard University's Divinity School (HDS) in 2005 as a visiting artist-in-residence in recognition for a 35-year career that explored the intersection of faith and art. In addition to working on her own pieces, Swartz spent the time advising students and sharing both individually and in a public presentation her own experience of striving to interpret God's creation.
Her hope is that she encouraged both students and faculty to look at an artistic life as a spiritual path, and to understand more fully the declaration of HDS alumnus, Ralph Waldo Emerson that "art is the path of the creator to his work.
April 15, 2005