The DiFiore Center for the Arts is honored to feature Utah artists Al Rounds and Les Smith in their gallery during the months of November and December 2018.
Al Rounds’ transparent watercolors register a beautiful familiarity with the world we all love. They carry us over a distance of miles and years, which speak of history revisited and of lives well-lived. Scouring back roads and country lanes, searching for the past, Al Rounds continues to capture a particular reverence for the pride of a place. Travel provides an ongoing source of inspiration for Al. Some of his favorite findings are in upstate New York, with its rural integrity and four-season beauty; in England, with its meandering, damp, cobblestone streets; and in his native Utah, where pioneer history still crowds the fence lines and farmsteads of every town.
Lester L. Smith became interested in photography in 1972 while attending Dixie College, where he was on the school newspaper and yearbook staff. After receiving his Associate Degree, he went on to attend Utah State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Photography. He later acquired an Associate of Applied Arts degree in Commercial Photography from the Art Institute of Seattle, and he worked for the Art Institute as their Photo Studio and Lab Manager for several years.
For hours and information on the gallery show, visit www.difiorecenter.org or call 435-673-4206.