Work from several Lamplight artists are currently on display at the Pioneer Memorial Theatre’s Loge Gallery in an exhibit that will run in conjunction with Pioneer Theatre Company’s “White Christmas.” Open now until Dec. 24, the show gives the locally-based artists the chance to bring their work to a much wider audience.
“It’s good publicity,” said Colleen Parker, who along with the other artists was invited to attend the opening night of both the exhibit and “White Christmas.” “It will let people know that we exist out here in Bountiful.”
Shows at the Loge Gallery are determined by how long their corresponding play’s run will be on stage, which means that the Lamplight exhibit will run a full week longer than most of the other artists who show throughout the year. The gallery is a common gathering place for theater-goers before a play and during intermission, and it’s possible that as many as 30,000 people could see the Lamplight artists’ work before the month is out.
All of the artists exhibited at the Loge are chosen by George Maxwell, Pioneer Theatre Company’s Resident Scenic Designer and the gallery curator. He hung the entirety of the Lamplight exhibit, grouping the work into themes and giving Mary Anne Loveless’s polymer jewelry and journals their own glass display case.
“He was very easy to work with,” said Nora Del Murdock, the president of Lamplight Gallery. “All in all, it was a very pleasant, positive experience.”
Particularly since it will give more people a chance to see their art.
“The neatest thing is to have the opportunity to exhibit for a different part of the valley,” said Murdock. “Any opportunity to show, particularly in a place like the Loge, is great.”