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Fine arts showcased at Draper’s Day Barn Art in the Barn show

Oct 02, 2019 02:44PM ● By Stephanie Yrungaray

Residents enjoy artwork displayed at the second annual Art in the Barn show in Draper. (Stephanie Yrungaray/City Journals)

By Stephanie Yrungaray | [email protected]

Attendance was high and art was exquisite at the second annual Art in the Barn show in Draper. 

The Draper Visual Arts Foundation hosted the fine arts exhibition and showcased the artwork of around 18 artists from Draper, Sandy and other nearby cities. 

“This year we have sculptures, oils, watercolors and ceramics,” said Lynn Smith, a member of the Draper Visual Arts Foundation and an artist featured at the show. 

There was no cost for invited artists to exhibit and they were able to sell their artwork. 

“We want to showcase artists in our area,” said Lowell Baum, president of the Draper Visual Arts Foundation. “There are a lot of beautiful artists that do great work and this is an opportunity for them to do it free of charge.”

“We want to do our best to encourage not only appreciation of art but to encourage people to have it in their homes,” said Debbie Shurtleff, one of the organizers of the event. “Art is so important to our community and the world.” 

Katheryn Stott Buxton grew up in Draper and was invited to display her paintings. This was her second year doing the Art in the Barn show. 

“I love the community of artists in Draper,” Buxton said. “It's a wonderful time to share what we've been working on with each other and the people who come here.” 

Smith said he enjoys the diversity of talent and the interpretations of art that come from different cultures represented at the show. 

“We have pieces from a young lady from India and from a Native American gentleman,” Smith said. “I think we ought to really praise the quality and the value of the arts that people are producing in our own midst. We have a great community for artists.” 

Smith said the foundation plans to continue this annual event each September and hopes the Art in the Barn show will get bigger and better every year. 

“Golly, the people of Draper need to see what is going on,” Smith said. “They need to see the talent that is around, and those that have the talent need the opportunity to show it and share it.”