Snapshots! Washington County Works! Agriculture and Water!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Start: 10:00 am
Length: 9 hrs

Join us on our collective journey to explore the way we worked in Washington County over the last 150 years, as we prepare to host the upcoming Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street exhibition, “The Way We Worked,” coming to Silver Reef Museum Sept. 16, 2017. Arts to Zion Showcase at Gallery 35– April 2017 exhibit Snapshots! Washington County Works! Agriculture and Water! A Silver Reef Museum and St George Art Museum collaborative exhibit April 7th, 2017 (6-9pm) artist reception and book signing for Lynne Clark This exhibit runs April 7 until May 2nd, 2017 Lynne Clark- historian/photographer and author of “Images of Faith” About Lynne: Lynne Clark opened a photography studio in St. George, Utah in 1968. She was frequently asked by a to make a copy of a very old photo so they might share copies with their relatives. Clark, being interested in history, sometimes asked if she could make a copy for herself. Permission was always given. She soon realized no one had collected the historic photographs of Southern Utah, and knowing the value of the images, she began the Lynne Clark Collection. The number of photos in the collection now number more than 15,000. In 1986, Lynne began creating a book of historic photos of the Cotton Mission - which included most of Southern Utah. The book was well under way, when, on January 5, 1989, Lynne suffered a debilitating stroke. It took several years to recover. Ms. Clark still felt an urgency to tell the story of the faithful people who settled Southern Utah, their lives and how they worked, but it would not be until 2009 that she once again returned to her effort to publish a book of pictures and history of the area. With the with the 150 year sesquicentennial of St. George, Utah, fast approaching, Lynne focused her efforts on creating a book that would chronical a pictorial history of the town. Images of Faith, with 400 pages and 1400 photos, was completed in November, 2012. About the “Snapshots! Washington County Works! series at Arts to Zion/Gallery 35: Beginning in April and continuing for the succeeding seven months, Lynne will draw from the 55 years of photo collection creating the “Snapshots! Washington County Works! series of historic photos, featuring the people of Southern Utah – and how they worked. The St George Art Museum will also be collaborating with some of their permanent collection “Southwest Utah Historical Photo Collection” of Lynne Clark’s work, rounding out the exhibit featuring Agriculture and Water! This exploration of work in Washington County is part of a “kick off” as our community prepares to host the traveling Smithsonian exhibition “The Way We Worked,” which examines the importance of work as it relates to individuals and the culture of the community in which they live. "The Way We Worked" has been made possible in Utah by Utah Humanities. The exhibition, created by the U.S. National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. The Washington County, UT tour of “The Way We Worked” is hosted by the Silver Reef Museum, Leeds, UT. Many thanks to our local partners and generous funders for their support of “The Way We Worked” in Washington County, UT. #TWWW #UtahWorks “Snapshots! Washington County Works!” an Arts to Zion Showcase collaborative exhibit, as well as programing at Silver Reef Museum and other collaborating Washington County museums, have been supported in part by your Washington County Recreation, Arts and Parks Tax. Thank you for your support! “The Way We Worked” has been made possible in Utah by Utah Humanities. The exhibition, created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. The Washington County, Utah tour of “The Way We Worked” is hosted by the Silver Reef Museum, Leeds, UT. Many thanks to our local partners and generous funders for their support of “The Way We Worked” in Washington County.

Admission: Free

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Event Location:
35 North Main Street - St. George

Contact Bobbi Wan-kier
435.216.2651
wcaz@live.com

Presented by: Silver Reef Museum

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