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BYU builds a bridge

In what's being hailed as the first time a Mormon institution has sponsored a traveling exhibition of Islamic art, "Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture" has opened at Brigham Young University. The 250 works represent art from 10 countries and dozens of institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the British Museum.

When • Through fall 2012

Where • Brigham Young University Museum of Art, North Campus Drive, Provo

Admission • Free

Hours • Monday-Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Sunday. Call 801-422-8287 for information and parking.

A tree grows in Park City

A new public art work, "Sheltering Aspens," by Seattle-based Koryn Rolstad, has been erected in Park City. The piece consists of 75 fabricated trees with more than 1,000 "leaves." Koryn's work forms the entry to the newly renovated Marsac Building, the town's official City Hall.

Where • Marsac Building (Park City Hall), 445 Marsac Ave., Park City

Info • Call 435-615-5000

High School Art

The Utah All-State High School Art Show showcases the talent of exceptional student artists throughout the state. The exhibit's 345 works give young artists the experience of showing their artwork in a formal public setting, while introducing patrons to up-and-coming artists. Hundreds of artworks are submitted annually, and only a small percentage are selected for the show.

Among the award winners is Dallin Christopher Orr, who received the director's award for "Trust," a charcoal piece. Artists receiving awards of mastery include Aurora Chi, for "Mother's Dream," a digital-media piece; Alexandra Matthews, for "Black Hole Picnic Number 5," a mixed-media piece; Megan Deon Maurer for "Twisted Seasons," a ceramic work; and Lauren M. Osborn for "Boy with Fish," watercolor.

When • Through March 23

Where • Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville.

Info • To view a list of all the accept works and award winners, visit; 801-489-2727

Artistic cleansing

Art Access is launching the Studio Spring Cleaning Sale, prompting local artists to cull excess art works from their studios to make room for more creations, and allowing art lovers to buy original art at bargain prices. A good chunk of the proceeds will be donated to VSA-Art Access programs.

When • March 10

Where • Art Access Gallery, 230 S. 500 West, Salt Lake City

The things we toss

In "Renewal: Finding Life through Art," artists Zane Anderson, Amy Adams, Adam Larsen, Suzanne Larson and Frank McEntire create 3-D art and collage out of discarded objects. In the process, they play with viewers' memory and association with objects and culture.

When • March 8-April 25

Where • Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City

Info • 801-965-5101,