Dixie State University to host fine art painting forum and demonstration

Exploring the process of creating her paintings, from vision to reality, Filipina-American contemporary figurative artist Rose Datoc Dall will be the featured speaker at the next installment of Dixie State University’s weekly lecture series Dixie Forum: A Window on the World.

Dall, the recipient of several awards and distinctions for her artwork, will present “From Vision to Reality: The Fine Art Painting Process” at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Dunford Auditorium, located in the Browning Resource Center on Dixie State’s campus. Dall will also demonstrate her talents in collaboration with the DSU’s College of the Arts on Wednesday, Nov. 20 between 12 and 5 p.m. The demonstration will take place in Professor McGarren Flack’s figure painting course in the North Plaza Building, room 121. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

From studies to maquette-making, set and prop making to costuming, as well as working with live models, Dall’s presentation will offer a rare, behind-the-scenes look into her artistic process. Known for her bold, unconventional usage of colors, unique compositions and linear graphic sensibility, Dall has nearly 30 years of experience painting and creating artwork.

Born in Washington D.C. and educated at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Art History and Fine Art Studio, Dall paints distinctive contemporary portraits and is also known for her devotional work. Several of her works of art are part of the permanent collection at ‪the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ History Museum, Southern Virginia University and Brigham Young University. Her work has also appeared in numerous magazines, on book covers and in several of her solo exhibitions at the D.C .and Oakland Temple Visitors’ Centers.

Dixie Forum is a weekly lecture series designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. The next installment of Dixie Forum will feature Dr. John Colton discussing Quantum Computing. The forum is set to take place at noon on Dec. 3 in the Dunford Auditorium.