Archive for November, 2008


Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan-Bouveret

For all of you students that thought that I simply didn’t know this artist’s name, we will see who remembers his name next Tues.


The Pardon in Brittany, 1886
Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret (French, 1852–1929)
Oil on canvas; 45 1/8 x 33 3/8 in. (114.6 x 84.8 cm)
Gift of George F. Baker, 1931 (31.132.34)

The Brittany pardons (pilgrimages), held in small villages throughout this region of France, are yearly religious festivals at which remission of punishment due for sins is granted. Shown departing from a church in procession, the local inhabitants wear the traditional costumes reserved for the event. The almost photographic realism with which the artist has recorded this scene earned him great praise when the work was shown in the Salon of 1887 and at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1889.


Melissa Peck at the Bridge!

Melissa Peck will be our guest Artist speaker on November 21, 2008 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Melissa attended Utah State in the Fall of 1993.  “As long as I can remember I have thought of myself as an artist.  I don’t think of it as defining what I do as much as “who” I am.  I finally sat down in the fall of 1997 at my tiny drawing table in the solitude of my own room that I discovered my voice as an artist. My favorite quote is by Julia Cameron when she said “Remember by being willing to be a bad artist, you have a chance over time to be an artist, and perhaps, over time, a very good one.”


A visit from Gallery MAR


The Bridge will be pleased to host a lecture from Maren Bargreen from Gallery MAR.

Maren will discuss her extensive experience as a gallery owner and director in the Park City fine art market. Don’t miss it.

Tuesday. Nov 11. 6pm. Bridge Academy. 148 w. 600 s. Provo


Evolution of a face

This is just a little step-by-step of part of a painting I’m working on.