April 26 – July 8, 2017
93rd ANNUAL SPRING SALON
Gary Lee Price, Sculptor
Fellow, National Sculpture Society
“Of all the sculptures that I have created over the years, these are some of my favorite. They are very therapeutic for me. Each piece represents the freedom and the joy for life that so many of us lose sight of in our busy and responsible lives. The mail‑order glider, paper airplanes and pogo sticks become symbols of our dreams and aspirations.
I also wanted to say something about childhood and our fascination with flight. To me, flight represents freedom and rising above our problems and gaining that all so important ‘perspective’ on life. I feel like I have to take a couple of flights a year just to get off of the earth and regain some of that ‘vision.’”
The Spring Salon was first held in 1922, begun by students and teachers of Springville High School who wanted to exhibit and promote original artwork. The Salon has been held annually since that time, except during World War II when fuel and other goods were rationed nationwide. The Springville Museum of Art continues the tradition today and invites all artists in Utah to participate in the 93rd Annual Spring Salon. This exhibition is a juried competition that showcases the diversity and quality of contemporary Utah art.