In keeping with Sawtooth School’s art education mission, the gallery hosts exhibitions that emphasize some aspect of the schools programming. Our creative and diverse faculty is showcased throughout the year in the Davis Gallery and student work is celebrated with an annual exhibit.
The community is invited to visit the gallery. Gallery walk-throughs, led by Sawtooth staff, are available to local school classes and other interested groups. In addition, the community at large is invited to join Sawtooth School for each exhibition opening and related publicized events.
Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Our hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. We are closed on Sunday.
Deck the Halls is Sawtooth’s largest fundraising event and generates proceeds that help support our organization’s operations and arts-based programming. Beautifully displayed in our gallery and gift shop setting, Deck the Halls features a unique variety of work from Sawtooth faculty, students and regional artists.
A multimedia documentary and exhibit following the lives of six developmentally disabled adults, opened Friday Oct. 11 at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art. The project told the stories of six remarkable men and women through photography, written and spoken word and various visual art forms, which taken together created richly layered narratives.
The project was a collaboration among the six adults whose lives were examined, the documentary makers and faculty at the Sawtooth. The adults featured in the exhibit worked individually with artists to find media that spoke to them and then produced sculpture, prints and jewelry. They also worked with photographer Christine Rucker to document their lives, taking images of people close to them and features in the landscape that struck them –signs, a truck, the lines in the middle of the road.
Rucker produced the documentary and exhibit with Phoebe Zerwick, a lecturer in the English Department at Wake Forest University and Michelle Johnson, a multimedia storyteller and journalist. “Everyone has a story,” Zerwick said. “We wanted to tell the stories of people who are often marginalized in our culture but whose lives are filled with meaning, joy and a profound sense of community.”