For 46 years, people have been visiting the Brigham City Museum of Art and History and pretending they were inside a painting or a photograph because art strikes a universal chord that suggests we are not alone in experiencing joy or grief or courage.
To expand its exhibitions and acquisitions, the museum is holding its first annual gala and fundraiser Aug. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brigham City Community Center located above the museum at 24 North 300 West. The fundraiser will also benefit the Box Elder Museum of Nature located at 641 East 200 North.
Appetizers will be served during the gala. The attire is business casual. Admission is $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or online.
Lea McComas of Colorado will give a 30-minute presentation at the gala on her national, award-winning art quilts presented at the Road to California Quilt Show in Ontario and the American Quilter’s Society Quilt Week in Paducah, Kentucky. She will be available for questions following her presentation.
When the Brigham City Community Center was completed in 1970, the lower level was devoted to a museum with a rotating gallery and a history section to provide life-long learning. Some of the art that has lined the walls of the museum have been photos taken during the construction of the first transcontinental railroad; images shot in Nagasaki, Japan, within 24 hours after the atomic bomb was dropped; works by Norman Rockwell; and 100 years of photography from the National Archives of the Smithsonian Institution.
***Article written by Mary Alice Hobbs
Caption for photo: Quilt “Bike Boys” by Lea McComas of Colorado, guest speaker at Brigham City Museum’s gala and fundraiser