NEWS: UTAHPRESENTS ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SEASON (SLC)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Sheri Jardine Communications Manager, UtahPresents 801.585.1556 sheri.jardine@utah.edu   UtahPresents Announces 2017-18 Season   Salt Lake City, UT – May 24, 2017 –UtahPresents, the performing arts presenter on the University of Utah campus, announces its 2017-18 line-up of exciting performances, providing an abundance of creative and cultural experiences for the campus and regional community. The 2017-18 season builds on UtahPresents’ mission to create connections between artists and community members, and reflects the diversity of the region through new and ongoing partnerships with campus and community organizations. These partnerships include the Confucius Institute, bringing Sichuan University Art Troupe on October 1 as part of Chinese Culture Week on campus; the University of Utah Sustainability Office, bringing acclaimed biodiversity scholar and activist Dr. Vandana Shiva to campus to speak about environmental and social justice issues worldwide; and the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, along with the Department of Theatre, to present a staged reading of Brian Friel’s Molly Sweeney, a riveting drama about the consequences of pursuing a “cure” at any cost.   Continue reading

EVENT: POETRY JAM AT ST. GEORGE ART MUSEUM (MAY 31)

Poetry Jam is Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00pm.  This is a free event. Visitors can come read original or other's poetry.  This event will be held at The St. George Art Museum located at 47 E 200 N, St. George UT 84770

NEWS: UTAH SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR MUSIC DIRECTOR THIERRY FISCHER THROUGH 2021-22 SEASON (SLC)

Media Contact:Renée Huang | Public Relations Directorrhuang@usuo.org | (801) 869-9027   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     UTAH SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR MUSIC DIRECTOR THIERRY FISCHER THROUGH 2021-22 SEASON   SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 24, 2017) – Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President and CEO Paul Meecham and Board Chair Dave Petersen today announced an extension of Thierry Fischer’s contract as Utah Symphony Music Director through the 2021-22 season. The agreement extends the current contract, set to expire at the end of the 2018-19 season, for an additional three years. Maestro Fischer was named Music Director in September 2009, and his first full season in this role was the Utah Symphony’s 2011-12 season. Continue reading

CALL FOR ENTRY: Art Access Call for Artists 2018 (DEADLINE JULY 1)

              Like     Tweet     Forward         Apply Now! Art Access Call for Artists 2018       Art Access' gallery is now accepting applications for individual and group exhibits during the 2018 calendar year.  Application Deadline: July 1, 2017 at midnight . To apply, please go to https://youjudgeit.org/artaccess   Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: UMOCA Presents Spy Hop's Safe and Sound (SLC, MAY 25)

CONTACT: Christie Marcy communications@utahmoca.org | 801.328.4201 x 115  20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 TUES - THUR & SAT 11 AM - 6 PM | FRI 11 AM - 9 PM www.utahmoca.org |  @utahmoca  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 3, 2017   > DOWNLOAD IMAGES       IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITIES UMOCA Presents Spy Hop's Safe and Sound PROJECTS GALLERY: JUN 9 - SEP 23 OPENING RECEPTION: JUN 9 | 7 - 9 PM Salt Lake City, UT - The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) is thrilled to present Spy Hop's 2017 exhibition, Safe and Sound. According to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, feeling safe comes second only to the necessities: water, food and air. It is crucial to our survival as human beings. When we feel safe, we are allowed to grow, connect and understand others better.  Continue reading

RFP: KAYENTA ARTS FOUNDATION REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR ORIGINAL ARTWORK (SOUTHERN UTAH, DEADLINE JUNE 20)

The Kayenta Arts Foundation invites all Southern Utah artists or artist-led teams to submit models and applications for a permanent work of art that celebrates the founding visionaries of its new Center for the Arts at Kayenta.  Continue reading

CALL FOR ENTRY: REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS- SPRINGVILLE AQUATIC CENTER PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION (DEADLINE MAY 31)

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS #2017-05   SPRINGVILLE AQUATIC CENTER PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION   OVERVIEW The City of Springville is seeking interested artists and/or artist collaborators to submit qualifications for consideration to provide a large-scale art installation at the Springville Aquatic Center and to provide assistance in developing a theme for art at this facility.  Currently, there is an emphasis on kinetic or interactive art.     Continue reading

NEWS: Ogden Music Festival brings big names in bluegrass, folk (MAY)

Contact Information: Raychel Johnson OFOAM Marketing Director (801) 866-8783 raychel.ofoam@gmail.com    Ogden Music Festival brings big names in bluegrass, folk FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music to host 10th annual music festival, featuring award-winning artists What: Ogden Music Festival - 10th Annual, June 2-4, 2017 When: June 2-4, 2017. Friday afternoon through Sunday evening Utah State Instrument Championships (USIC) Friday 3-5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 8–11:30 a.m. Where: Weber County’s Fort Buenaventura, 2450 “A” Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401 Continue reading

NEWS: UTAH HUMANITIES NEWSLETTER (MAY)

UTAH HUMANITIES NEWSLETTER       IN THIS ISSUE... Venture Graduations Farewell to Jean Cheney Welcome to Josh Wennergren Utah Works Radio Program Grid Zine Fest Competitive Grants Awarded Calendar of Events Many Thanks "People have the notion of saving the world by shifting things around, changing the rules, and who's on top, and so forth. No, no! Any world is a valid world if it's alive. The thing to do is to bring life to it, and the only way to do that is to find in your own case where the life is and become alive yourself."  - Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth Continue reading