Fairview Museum to hold reception to honor Hazel Anderson

Hazel Anderson will be honored at special reception on Friday, May 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Fairview Museum.

FAIRVIEW—The Fairview Museum will be honoring a very special artist, Hazel Anderson, age 92, at an evening reception on Friday, May 14.

According to museum spokesperson Donna Seager, the museum has invited county residents to come and enjoy Hazel’s art works and reminisce with her at the Fairview Museum, 85 N. 100 East, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Anderson’s art is on exhibit along with essays from Fairview Elementary students about their favorite museum pieces, Seager said.

Anderson grew up in Freedom in Sanpete County, but has lived in Fairview since her marriage to Sherrill Anderson in 1957.

The couple were parents to eight children: Corey, Lynn, Kevin, Janell, Lesa, Derek, Todd and Gregg. Sherrill passed away in 1992. Beside family, Hazel loves genealogy and art. Some of her recent paintings were her “Pandemic Project.” She likes to paint pleasant things from her past—like her painting of the “Blue Birds.”

Earlier this year, the museum staff collaborated with Fairview Elementary to bring students to the museum to learn about and connect with their local community. Each student was given the opportunity to choose a favorite exhibited object or image from the museum collection that appealed to them personally, Seager said. Museum and school educators then displayed photographs and statements about the chosen objects from each student. 

Fairview Elementary teacher Hilmer Howard (left to right) and three students, Edward Valencia, Kayla Dyches and Madison Everill are shown with their art essays at the Fairview Museum.