Following the successful opening at Modern West Fine Art, Kevin Kehoe's series Western Therapy traveled to the Southern Utah Museum of Art and continued to gain attention. We are excited to announce that his painting High West High has been acquired by the State of Utah to reside in their permanent collection.
The State of Utah has a long standing history of promoting the arts. In 1899, Representative Alice Merrill Horne sponsored a bill that lead to the creation of the State's art collection. In 1985, the Legislature passed the Utah Percent-for-Art Act, which designates a percentage of State construction costs to be used in commissioning, maintaining, and conserving art. The Utah Division of Arts & Museums strive to improve access to opportunities, and invest in communities, by strengthening the arts and their accessibility. Working along with the staff of the Division of Arts and Museums, the Art Acquistioin Committee reviews and recommneds Utah artists, and specific pieces of art, for placement to be confirmed by the Utah Arts Council, for the State's collection.
Alice Gallery will be hosting a free public reception for Collect, a collaboration that highlights works from the State of Utah's collection, and the Salt Lake County Public Art Program Collection, on February 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. There you may view Kehoe's High West High along with other newly acquired pieces. Collect will be on exhibit from January 20th to March 3rd, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.