Art Talks - Free to Members
Art Talks at the Kimball Art Center serve as a vehicle for education and discussion surrounding the Kimball's exhibitions and endeavors. Our art talks are free and open to the public*. We encourage you to come out and further the conversation on the arts.*Please note that some Art Talks may be for Kimball Art Center members only.
Member Art Talk: Don Weller
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Deer Crest Club at St. Regis Deer Valley Resort
This Art Talk has limited seating of 50 people, please RSVP to reserve your space!
Please join us for a Book Signing and Beverages following the Talk.
Don Weller’s heroes have always been cowboys. From watching Saturday morning serials as a child to rodeo days in high school, his love for these rugged and colorful characters influenced every aspect of his life, including his other childhood passion—drawing.
After studying fine arts in college, Weller traded the rodeo ring for the newly emerging field of graphic design, and quickly grew into a nationally sought after designer and illustrator. Dividing his time between New York and Los Angeles, he designed covers for Time, posters for major festivals and events like the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and even postage stamps, among hundreds of illustrations found in newspapers and magazines. Weller’s move to Utah in the mid-1980s reopened his eyes to the world of cowboys, prompting a return to his first love. Now working exclusively in watercolor, his paintings pay tribute to these enduring icons of the west with a celebration of a deep connection to the landscape and a devoted relationship between horse and rider.
Don Weller: Another Cowboy, the Kimball Art Center’s current exhibition running through July 24th, brings together these two worlds. With strong composition, wit, and a captivating play with color and abstraction, the signature styles of his work as a graphic designer and illustrator have created the foundations for his watercolors. And for Weller, his watercolors represent what he has always known and loved most. The cowboy tradition is far from gone. As Weller says, “You just have to know where to look.”