April Happenings at Kimball Art Center

Beau StantonConception Projection
Dear Valued Members & Supporters, 

 

Happy Spring from the Kimball Art Center! Our summer camps and classes will open on April 5 for registration. We offer a variety of engaging and creative week-long camps for ages 3 to 17 and a diverse offering of adult art classes. More information will be available on April 5 on our website.

 

Looking ahead to summer, the Kimball Art Center invites you to attend our annual Gala taking place on Thursday, July 13th. This year’s Gala is themed around “Art Starts Here” and celebrates all that the Kimball is. The evening will be hosted at the Kimball under a tent and inspired by the contemporary and compelling work of Richard Serra, featured in the Main Gallery. Join us in Park City style for a cocktail reception, seated dinner, live auction and entertainment celebrating the arts and supporting the Kimball’s many programs that bring art and enrichment to our community.

With funding for the arts being threatened at the federal level, including the National Endowment for the Arts, we ask you to continue and strengthen your support for arts organizations everywhere. Art matters and we see its impact every day in our community. 

Happy Creating,                                                                                                                                                          

Kimball Art Center 

EDUCATION
Visiting Artist: Traditional Basket Weaving with Stephanie Wood 
Stephanie is teaching a kids', family and adult classFridaySaturday & Sunday, April 21, 22 & 23 
The tradition of basket weaving has been passed down through Stephanie's family for seven generations. She is a member of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and is committed to preserving the cultural practice of basket weaving for future generations. The three classes Stephanie is teaching will not only expose students to a new art form but also a rich culture that has existed for thousands of years. 
Book a Free A.R.T.S. Tour Today
Wasatch Back Student Art Show 
A.R.T.S. Tours are available for A Closer Look:  Wasatch Back Student Art Show  between May 10 and May 26. During the A.R.T.S. Tour, a trained staff member provides an engaging presentation followed by an art project designed to accompany and reinforce the theme of A Closer Look through hands on learning. 
Gigi Perkins, Things That are Overlooked
Call for Artists: Young Artists' Academy 
Application is open for the 2017/2018 YAA year. 
Applications Due: May 14, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The YAA is a program for students who are dedicated to the study and practice of the visual arts, creative thinking and creative professions. The selected group of artists develop their ideas, philosophies and skills of the visual arts through a variety of projects, workshops, lessons and community events. 
EXHIBITIONS 
Groundbreaking: Innovations In Clay
Main Gallery: February 18 - April 16
Groundbreaking closes this month - make sure you see it before April 16
"Walk into the Kimball Art Center in Park City and the space feels open, warm and inviting.  It’s quiet, but there’s a comfort to the quietness, much like one would find at a library or a cozy café.  It’s a place perfect for contemplation, and through April 16 visitors are invited to consider the nature of ceramic art in Groundbreaking: Innovations In Clay, an exhibition that certainly lives up to its name."
Akio Takamori
Jeanne LaRae, Aspens in Red and Gold
Art Starts Here: A KAC Instructor Showcase
Café Gallery: March 27 - May 21
Art Starts Here is an opportunity to see work by eight Kimball Art Center instructors, focused on painting, drawing and digital art. Including work by Zac Campbell, Nathan Jarvis, Karen Kurka Jensen, Emily Kerr, Jeanne LaRae, Ali Mitchell, Anna Moore and Heather Stamenov. The exhibition demonstrates the diversity of their passions and talents, and celebrates the impact these artists have on the Kimball and our larger creative community. They are the driving force behind what we do.
A Closer Look:
Wasatch Back Student Art Show
Main Gallery: April 29 - May 28
The annual Wasatch Back Student Art Show (WBSAS) was created to showcase the artwork of aspiring young artists, grades K-12, living in Wasatch and Summit Counties. This year's theme is "A Closer Look."
Join us for the public Community Reception on Friday, April 28 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m 
EVENTS 
 
Save the Date for the 2017 Gala 
Thursday, July 136:00 p.m. 
The annual Gala, presented by Zions Bank, is a longstanding tradition that provides critical funding that directly supports the Kimball’s exhibitions, educational programs and events. The 2017 Gala will be held here under a tent and in the Main Gallery featuring the work of Richard Serra. The Gala will include a cocktail reception, seated dinner, live auction and entertainment. 
Paddle8 Auction Closes Tomorrow
Bidding Closes Tuesday, April 4 at 3:00 p.m. MST
Last chance to bid and support the Kimball Art Center! With artistic styles ranging from contemporary street-inspired pop art to art meets activism, this collection showcases selected artwork from our exhibition, Thirty-Three: Celebrating 33 Years of the Independent Spirit & Sundance Film Festival, co-curated by Morgan Spurlock, plus additional works by photographer and filmmaker Beverly Joubert. 
Art Talk: Exhibiting Artist Giselle Hicks
Friday, April 76:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Join us in the Main Gallery with Giselle Hicks while she discusses the three different bodies of work she has pursued over the last 15 years of her career, how they have evolved and how she has successfully made them available to a wider audience. 
This Art Talk is free and open to the public. 
 

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