Cedar City Arts Council Fall Social is held at 7:00 pm in the Festival City Conference Room – Heritage Center Theater (105 N 100 E, Cedar City). This is a FREE public event that showcases local artists. Refreshments are provided by The Pub Craft Kitchen. The easiest entry is on the 2nd level of the parking terrace. Come and celebrate the local arts community.
This year’s Art Award will be presented to Lisa Cretsinger for her many years of service in promoting art and music in the area. Lisa Cretsinger is the owner of Groovacious Records, Cedar Citys very only independent full-service record store. This is her 33rd year selling music, a career that began in Portland, Oregon where she met Tim Cretsinger. They were soon married and opened their store in the Salem/Keizer area and moved the entire operation to Cedar City in 2000. She helped Tim with Groovefest for many years and continues to host art exhibits and music events at her store. Groovacious has always been a gathering place for music exploration and learning. She is also on the Board of the Iron County Acoustic Music Association.
Mini-grant recipient Laura Hall will present her work for “Call Me Clay Z”. She is an artist that loves creating in all mediums, in fact, She has had her sculptures, and her ceramic works on display in many different student exhibits at SUU, and at the Southern Utah Museum of Art. With this creativity and curiosity, Laura has created an educational ceramics organization in hopes that she will be able to develop an atmosphere of positive creativity that nurtures growth in the ceramic arts, while also empowering generations to come.
Liahona Barraclough is a proud member of Cedar City’s music community. She has been involved with and has volunteered at Gateway, CMS, CHS, SUU, Tuba Christmas, Cedar Valley Community Theatre, Orchestra of Southern Utah, and Cedar City Community Band. In the past, Liahona has had the opportunity to perform as a soloist with OSU and has had the privilege of being a Southern Utah Music Sterling Scholar Winner. Recently, Liahona and her husband DJ have moved their brass lesson studio and band instrument repair business, Brass Duo LLC, to Cedar City and are excited to be serving the excellent music programs here. She received a CCAC mini-grant and will be performing music for the social.
J.R. Jaramillo owns Deal Galaxy Guru Collectibles and Gifts. Thirty years ago, as a young entrepreneur, opened and closed what he thought was his dream shop, First & Goal Sports Cards & Comics. He never gave up the dream to open again, someday. After a 20-plus year career in Telecommunications & IT JR Jaramillo, his wife Kathlyn, kids, and grandkids now all call Cedar City home. Fast forward to today, Deal Galaxy Guru recently completed its first Art Contest and celebrated its one-year Anniversary! The dream of reopening a collectibles shop, once again, has come true, made even sweeter this time around with the support and partnership of JRs son, Joshua.