The speaker for Friday January 27, 2017 will be Vern Swanson. Vern Swanson fell into a deep depression when his wife and young son were killed in a horrible car accident. Vern felt an unshakable sense of loss and grief and that life was not worth living. Then, one night, Vern’s wife and young son appeared to him. . . . Come hear the rest of Vern’s story, this Friday.
Vern has had a wonderfully varied and storied career. In college he played football for BYU and for a year coached semi-pro football. The rest of his story involves his love of art. He retired in 2012 as the director of the Springville Museum of Art and is now a trustee and representative of the prestigious Art Renewal Center, New Jersey, the world’s largest visual fine art website. He has a master’s degree in art history from the University of Utah and a doctorate from the University of London. He has held many prestigious positions before arriving at the Springville Museum. His impressive bio can be read at http://www.smofa.org/museum.html?content_id=272.
The January 27th IANDS meeting will begin at 7PM in the Salt Lake County Commission hearing room in the north building of the County Government Center located at 2001 South State, SLC. We meet the fourth Friday of each month except December. Bring a friend as meetings are free of charge.