Character Sketches
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Character Sketches outreach programs.

Parowan. Sponsored by Parowan Chamber of Commerce. Held at  YourStoryUtah, 41 N. Main Street. 7:00 p.m., 2nd Thursday of each month.

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Minersville. Sponsored by the Minersville Public Library. Dates and times TBA. Coming soon
Delta. Sponsored by Delta Public Library. Dates and times TBA. Coming soon.

Cedar City Library's flagship art program, "Character Sketches," is now in its fifth year. This year "Character Sketches" is inspired by iconic art pieces as well as familiar historical and contemporary images of art, culture, and events. Programs will not follow historical order. One week we may try to bring Gilgamesh to life. The next week we could celebrate Woodstock or the iconic Farrah Fawcett poster from 1976. We'll span time. From the Bust of Nefertiti, 1345 BC, to the modern entertainment industry. 

Costumes for models will be character appropraite but models are always draped.

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1.12.2022 - Woodstock. Model: Coty Brush.
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Photographer unknown.
Woodstock was a music festival held August 15–18, 1969, on Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York. Billed as "an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music" and alternatively referred to as the Woodstock Rock Festival, it attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Thirty-two acts performed outdoors despite sporadic rain.
The festival has become widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history as well as a defining event for the counterculture generation.


1.5.2022 - Pieta.
Models Sharrisa Turnbaugh and Gavin Barlow.
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The Pietà (“the Pity,” 1498–1499) is a work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. It is the first of several works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères.
This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. It is an important work as it balances the Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with naturalism.