Progressive is the word for Buck Weaver, English runaway, cowboy, Indian trader - now one of the most discussed painters of western desert scenes. He arrives from Los Angeles this Sunday when a selection of his paintings will be hung in the auditorium of Utah Power and Light Co., sponsored by the Ogden Palette club. Flat contours, well drawn, stark, bold, with atmospheric effects over the mesas, the Arizona and New Mexico scenes which appeal to Weaver are both decorative and truthful. The great beauty of his coloring in which soft purples and dull blues, evening's shades and gorgeous daylight effects predominate is lost in black and white reproduction. Down south Weaver hobnobbed with other topflight working artists such as Maynard Dixon, James Swinnerton and Edgar A. Paine. Using a free and sweeping style he projects his impressions of the awesome wastelands of southwestern U. S. He rarely if ever uses figures in his compositions. He is a life member of Laguna Beach Art Assn. and a member of Hollywood's Authors' club, a noted organization. After the Ogden exhibit the paintings will be shown at the Biltmore hotel, Los Angeles. The committee in charge of the opening tea this Sunday afternoon includes Mrs. Glen Harding, Miss Sara Wilson, Miss Nora J. Blake and Mrs. Samuel C. Powell. At the tea table will be Mrs. Joseph E. Evans, Mrs James Lindsay, Mrs John Franklin Ellis, Mrs Adam Patterson Jr., Mrs Edward Rich and Mrs Wallace Ellis.