Fine Arts for a Fine Audience
Each show at Pioneer Theatre Company brings new artists to Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre’s Loge Gallery, located on the Loge level of the theatre. Our gallery features local painters, sculptors and photographers chosen by George Maxwell, PTC’s Resident Scenic Designer and Loge Gallery curator, to complement the show taking place onstage. Sometimes a pair of artists – even a seemingly odd group of artists – are brought together in a way that entertains our audiences.
Often the work shown in the Loge Gallery is available for sale, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the theatre. Visit the Loge Gallery during business hours, or before the show or at intermission, and experience some of Utah’s best fine artists.
“If the Shoe Fits, and Other Wild Hairs”
Pieces by Potter Ben Behunin
This collection will also be on display during PTC’s production of “Oliver!,” December 2 through 17, 2016.
In March 2001 , Ben Behunin founded Wild Rooster Artworks. His third studio in his 6 year career, Ben was determined to make this studio and business the best and most productive studio he could imagine. It is “WILD” because of Ben’s grateful affliction with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). The “ROOSTER” was chosen because of the rooster’s ability to awaken the new day. “ARTWORKS” was chosen over pottery because Ben did not want to limit himself to one medium, and though the majority of his work is clay, the world is a big place and dreams make it only bigger.
The new studio has opened an exciting world for Ben and his family. It has allowed him to share his art with a much broader audience than he had ever anticipated. His work is found in galleries across the United States. He hopes this online gallery will put his work in front of an even larger audience.
Art, good art, makes people happy, makes them feel good about themselves and opens doors to their soul. Art is about sharing ideas, values and feelings. Art, if it has any value it must build up the souls of the masses.
Media: Please call 801-581-7222 for high resolution copies of the photos below.