Read the article here: Problem Solving: Richard Russell's Costumed Art, by Shawn Rossiter and then find out about the show opening by reading my post below.The Utah Shakespeare Festival draws around 150,000 visitors each year. We met some of them on June 28th and 29th at the opening of Richard's exhibit. On Thursday evening we were treated to a show opening where we met patrons, producers, and performers. Richard was asked to say a few words about the exhibit. I especially enjoyed his comparison between creating a painting and putting on a production. He mentioned how a painter has to cast, costume, and light a role, as well as design backgrounds and tell the story. His remarks really showed the connection between the exhibition and the Festival.
|Artist Richard Lance Russell just before the opening of "Truth, Mirth, and Turmoil," |
his 2012 solo exhibition at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
The next day, Richard had a signing at the Randall Jones Gifts and Gallery. As an artist, he works on his own a lot. Just him and the canvases in the studio. It was so rewarding for him to actually get to see people responding to the work, to talk to them about which paintings they liked and why, and to share his vision with the Festival patrons. We made a lot of friends and enjoyed the signing immensely.
|Artist Richard Lance Russell|
signing prints at the Utah Shakespeare Festival
|Painter Richard Lance Russell|
at the Utah Shakespeare Festival