NEWS EVENT: Join Utah Symphony | Utah Opera for a press conference -- Tues 4/25 at 10:30 am

An Official Email of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera | View in browser Join Utah Symphony | Utah Opera for a press conference announcing an exciting collaboration with the Utah Office of Tourism and the Natural History Museum of Utah to connect our communities through great live music and to celebrate Utah’s natural landscapes and cultural heritage. WHEN Tuesday, April 25 | 10:30 AM WHERE Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT  RSVP BY APRIL 21 to Renee Huang:, 801.869.9027 SIGNATURE SPONSOR PRESENTING SPONSOR COMMUNITY SPONSOR   

NOVA Chamber Music Series Announces 40th Anniversary Season Program

For immediate release                       April 19, 2017                                      NOVA Chamber Music Series Announces 40th Anniversary Season Program SALT LAKE CITY — NOVA Chamber Music Series embarks on an ambitious season in celebration of 40 years of sublime and exciting chamber music concerts in Utah. Highlights include:   -Six Subscription Series concerts featuring six outstanding Utah musicians as soloists in chamber concerti as well as commissioned works from six composers.   -The Fry Street Quartet returns to the Gallery Series for the exciting conclusion of their complete cycle of Bartók and Haydn opus 76 quartets.   -American Visionary: A Festival Celebrating the Music of Michael Hersch. NOVA is collaborating with other arts organizations in Salt Lake City in a four-day festival devoted to the music of the extraordinary American composer Michael Hersch.   The 40th Anniversary Season begins on October 29, 2017 with Utah Symphony Concertmaster Madeline Adkins as soloist in Chausson’s Chamber Concerto with the Fry Street Quartet. Composer Nicolas Chuaqui has been commissioned to write a brass quintet, while Miguel Chuaqui is composing a new work for the Fry Street Quartet. Ravel’s sensational La Valse will be performed by pianists Jason Hardink and Kimi Kawashima.   Over the course of the 2017-18 Subscription Series, NOVA will feature incredible musicians including cellist Rainer Eudeikis, violinist Kathryn Eberle, trombonist Mark Davidson, percussionist Keith Carrick, cellist Anne Francis Bayless and violist Brant Bayless. NOVA will also be showcasing prominent Utah composers, including Morris Rosenzweig, Inés Thiebaut, and Phillip Bimstein.   The 40th Anniversary Season concludes on May 6, 2018 with music by Schubert and acclaimed guest composer Augusta Read Thomas. Ms. Thomas has composed a new, interdisciplinary work for NOVA with the support of the Sounds of Science Commissioning Club. Featured artists include Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer, soprano Melissa Heath singing Schubert lieder, and an all-star lineup of Utah musicians for Schubert’s Octet.   More detailed program information available at   NOVA’s subscription series consists of six concerts, with each performance juxtaposing old and new music performed by Utah’s talented local musicians. Programming includes works by both local and nationally renowned composers.   For more information, email      

Lozano-Hemmer | Artist talk tomorrow night!

  Rafael Lozano-HemmerSeeing Through Light, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi,Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2015 Artist Talk | Rafael Lozano-HemmerAntimonuments: A Draft of ShadowsThursday, April 20 | 7 pm | FREEKatherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. AuditoriumMexican-Canadian media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will present his work—interactive installations at the intersection of architecture and performance art that interrupt objectionable corporate narratives. This event is part of the University of Utah Art & Art History Christensen Endowment Lecture Series.   Creativity in Focus Film SeriesBecause I Was a PainterWednesday, April 26 | 7 pm | FREEKatherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. AuditoriumDirected by Christophe Cognet104 min | 2013 | France/Germany | Not RatedPresented in English, French, German, and Hebrew with English subtitles Survivors of Nazi concentration camps talk about their artwork, produced in secret and now conserved in archives in Israel and Europe.    Free parking is available in the Museum lot and parking garage east of the pay lot as you continue around the Business loop. Click here for a parking map. Be sure to prepay at the kiosk if you park in the pay lot.      Jane Jin KaisenReiterations of Dissent, 2016, still ACME Session | Women in MigrationThursday, April 27 | 6:30 pm Salt Lake City Public Library, Main LibraryEight percent of Utah’s population is foreign born, with a large representation of migrants from Canada, Mexico, and China. Session leaders from The Institute of (im)Possible Subjects—a transnational feminist collective of artists, writers, and researchers—will guide the exploration of the political, social, and economic issues of immigration. Utah Museum of Fine Arts | Marcia & John Price Museum Building410 Campus Center Drive | Salt Lake City, Ut 84112

UMFA Events | May 2017

Contact: — Emma Ryder, 801.581.9880   MAY 2017 EVENTS & NEWS   While UMFA galleries remain closed for remodeling, the Museum is hosting films and artist talks in our Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium and Third Saturdays for Families in our education classroom. The Museum Café and Museum Store are open for business Monday through Friday.   UMFA galleries will reopen the weekend of August 26–27, 2017.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   Creativity in Focus Film Series | The Destruction of Memory Wednesday, May 17 | 7 pm | FREE Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, UMFA Directed by Tim Slade 81 min | 2016 | Not rated Heroic individuals have fought back, risking their lives to protect our cultural identity. In Syria and Iraq—the cradle of civilization—millennia of culture are being destroyed. Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory reveals the decisions that allowed the issue to remain in the shadows for so many years.       Presented in partnership with Utah Film Center. Third Saturday for Families | Drawing Machines Saturday, May 20| 1–4 pm | FREE UMFA Education Classroom Chance and accident have influenced art for more than a century. Experiment with randomness by crafting a drawing machine to create your own work of art. We'll provide all the parts needed to create a self-moving machine that draws.   ARTLandish | Gustave Baumann: Artist and Artisan Marty Krause, Indianapolis Museum of Art Thursday, May 25 | 7 pm | FREE Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium In a time of mechanization, Gustave Baumann (German-American, 1881–1971) chose the traditional and labor-intensive woodcut process for his modern compositions. Martin Krause, the leading expert on Baumann, will discuss the life and technique of this indefatigable artist. Krause is curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He organized IMA's 2015 exhibition Gustave Baumann, German Craftsman - American Artist and edited The Autobiography of Gustave Baumann. Copies of the book will be for sale in The Museum Store, and a book signing will follow the talk. ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment is sponsored by the S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and presented in partnership with the University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts and J. Willard Marriott Library, and the Salt Lake City Public Library. Explore Spiral JettySaturday, May 27 | 2–3 pm | FREE Antelope Island Visitor Center  Discover Spiral Jetty, Utah’s iconic artwork located in the north arm of Great Salt Lake at Rozel Point. Join us for this family-friendly, hands-on workshop led by educators from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Learn about the creation and history of Spiral Jetty, create your own artwork, and explore the incredible landscape of Great Salt Lake. We’ll provide travel tips and activity suggestions to prepare your own adventure to Spiral Jetty—a two-hour drive from Antelope Island State Park.  _______________________   The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the University of Utah campus in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building at 410 Campus Center Drive. The UMFA's mission is to inspire critical dialogue and illuminate the role of art in our lives. For more information call (801) 581-7332 or visit

Craft Lake City Announces Kid Row Vendor Opportunity

  April 18, 2017–Craft Lake City announces its new 2017 DIY Festival exhibition space for creators ages 14 & under. The 9th Annual 2017 DIY Festival, which features over 250 local artisans, musicians, DIY engineers, craft foodies and more proudly extends an invitation to youth creators for this year’s festival. On Saturday, Aug. 12, from 12–4p.m., creators aged 14 & under will have to opportunity to sell their work and interact with festival patrons in the Kid Row section of the festival.“We are so excited to include youth artisans in our kids' area at this year's festival,” says Rachel Hayes, Craft Lake City Kids Area Manager. “I am looking forward to seeing the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit that abounds in even the youngest crafters in our community!” To participate in Kid Row, participants need to apply through the Kid Row online application. Each application requires five images and the payment of a $10 application fee via PayPal. Applications will be reviewed by a blind jury, and accepted youth artisans will pay a tabling fee of $25 and be given a 3’ x 3’ table vending space. In-house staff will not disclose any personal information of participating youth to external parties, including jury members.Visit our Kid Row application page for more information. Applications to Kid Row are open now through Wednesday, May 17, at 11:59 p.m.About Craft Lake City: Craft Lake City is a 501-c3 Charitable organization. Our mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. In an effort to keep the community active, educated and aware of local DIY culture, Craft lake City hosts monthly workshops, gallery shows, fundraisers and an annual festival to promote regional spending with independent artisans and businesses. The 2017 DIY Festival will be held at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, on Friday, Aug. 1 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 12 from noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 13 from noon to 7 p.m.  

Richard Johnston & Joe Ostraff @ Phillips Gallery (April 21st - May 12th)

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO AN EVENING OF CONTEMPORARY ART:   Richard Johnston & Joe Ostraff  Richard Johnston, "Elk",  bronze, 19 X 19 1/2 X 11 3/4 inches Joe Ostraff, "Between Places 10", oil, 30 X 60 inches April 21st - May 12th Please join us this Friday, April 21st from 6 – 9pm for the opening of sculpture by Richard Johnston and paintings by Joe Ostraff.  Richard Johnston received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach, in 1966, and Masters of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1968. He taught art at the University of Utah from 1968 to 1990, and was director of the Salt Lake Art Center (now UMOCA) from 1983 to 1986. In 1990, he became chair of the art department and director of the art gallery at California State University, San Bernardino. He also served as director of the Robert B. Fullerton Art Museum from 1990 1996. With an illustrious thirty six solo shows under his belt the now retired, Johnston has had quite a career. Whimsical and humorous or elegant and monumental, Richard Johnston’s sculptures are always refined. Seemingly unyielding metals are finessed to draw out their cool, flexible, even fluid character. With considerable attention to detail, the artist delights in inventive points of articulation: notches cut in the metal, circular perforations or other shaped openings, extensions dipped in color, exposed rows of screws or other fastening devises. These details create visual transitions that carry our eye around and throughout a sculpture, or are enticing diversions that direct our attention toward some point in the surrounding environment.  –Jane Connell, art writer/historian Growing up in Southern California, mixed media painter Joe Ostraff was influenced by the local artists and surrounding arts culture.  He participated in the Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters and, as Ostraff says, “painted everything from beachscapes to surfers in a glassy tube ride with offshore winds.” He came to Utah to earn a BFA from BYU and later went on to receive an MFA from the University of Washington. Of his new work Ostraff says: These paintings reflect a longing to locate myself within the human and physical geography and to generate some form of conversation. There is a measure of anxiety associated with this longing and that uneasiness has morphed into an introvert pretending to be an extravert. It is an uncomfortable compulsion that effects everything I do as I go about the business of unpacking myself. Sources of inspiration include shapes located within urban and natural landscape and things people give me, all flattened and compressed into paint. While ideas and questions inform my initial process, any clear interpretation of these connections as found in a completed work remains elusive to me and I find myself becoming accustom to that feeling. Ostraff is a professor at BYU where he will soon complete his 24th year teaching. The exquisite surface quality of his paintings reveal well worked yet polished archeological layers of allure.  For a preview of the exhibit please visit Please join us. Admission, as always, is free. Sincerely, Phillips Gallery Staff  

Would you lend us a hand? @ Art 21

    Greetings!     In a time when the significance of art is being questioned - now, more than ever Art21 is committed to encouraging, inspiring, and provoking creativity through the voices of the greatest artists of our time. In our films, we will continue to provide a profound look into the transformative ideas that define contemporary art, engaging viewers globally, free of charge at our digital home,   We invite you to take action, and join us in our pursuit to inspire millions around the country and the world.   Please consider making a donation to ensure Art21's films continue to be accessible through our digital platforms for years to come.   Just last month, we launched a new and improved website, offering audiences of all ages a streamlined way to engage with Art21's vast content library. Visitors can craft their own viewing experiences by building personal Watchlists, choosing from over 500 videos; or enjoy curated, themed Playlists created by Art21 artists, staff, and guest contributors. Our digital platform facilitates the exploration of contemporary art like never before - encouraging educators, students, and lifelong learners to discover, dream, and do.   DONATE TODAY   Your gift today, will go on to help us accomplish what's in the works for 2017, including Art21's new short films, featuring the work of Raúl de Nieves, Theaster Gates, Julie Mehretu, Aki Sasamoto, and Sarah Sze. In appreciation to anyone who makes a contribution of $21 or more by May 15, donors will receive a special advance preview of one of Art21's new films before the world premiere in June! Please join us today in ensuring that audiences worldwide will continue to engage with the creative minds of contemporary artists. With much appreciation, Tina Kukielski Executive Director and Chief Curator TOP IMAGE: LaToya Ruby Frazier Takes on Levi's from Art21's   New York Close Up, 2011.          Art21 is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Donations to Art21 support the production of Art21's films, education initiatives, digital resources, film archive, and other Art21 projects.

Shakespeare E-Globe, Birthday Edition

April 19, 2017 — Cedar City, Utah SHAKESPEARE E-GLOBE Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare—April 23 CASTING: ROMEO, JULIET, SHAKESPEARE, AND MORE  The Utah Shakespeare Festival recently announced more casting for the 2017 season, including the actors who will play Romeo, Juliet, and Shakespeare in the complementary productions of Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare in Love. Some of these actors are familiar to Festival audiences, some are new, and all will bring a wealth of talent and experience to the Festival stages. Read the Story | Complete Casting SHAKESPEARE: THE MAN AND THE MYTH William Shakespeare is a name that conjures up a lot of thoughts. From Iago to Katherine, his plays have inspired us for hundreds of years. However, this influential artist is difficult to pinpoint historically. Marriage licenses and other legal documents are useful, but they aren’t good records for describing the man or the personality. For example, he was an actor in the years of 1592, 1598, 1603, and 1608, but we don’t know what he acted in. He defaulted on his taxes two years in a row, but it’s anyone’s guess as to what that tells us about the Bard.  Read about the Man SHAKESPEARE CINEMA CELEBRATION Join with Shakespeare and movie fans onSaturday, April 22 for the Shakespeare Cinema Celebration. Sponsored by the Festival, Southern Utah University, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies, the day will feature six movies of Shakespeare plays, as well as a brief orientation and complimentary food throughout the day. Films being featured are Gnomeo & Juliet, She's the Man, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Ran, andShakespeare in Love.   Get More Info TEN SHAKESPEARE PLAYS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU KNEW Whenever we gather in a theatre for a Shakespeare play and settle into our seats, we’re excited to get started and watch the show. But if you haven’t seen the play before, you may  flip open the program and read the synopsis to get familiar with the story. The likelihood though, is that you’ve already seen parts of these Shakespeare plays. The plots, tropes, and characters that Shakespeare used back in London are still in use today, and here are just ten of them . . .   Get the Details A "MIDSUMMER ADVENTURE" WITH SUU Add even more to your Utah Shakespeare Festival experience with A Midsummer Adventure, part of Southern Utah University’s Golden Thunderbirds program. This program focuses on active academics, arts, and the outdoors. During  day excursions for Summer 2017 you will discover the hidden treasures of the world renowned landscapes of southern Utah. Your adventure includes an exciting, educational, and enjoyable day of art, hiking, local history, and geology.  Learn More Purchase Tickets | Donate | Gift Shop | Festival on the Web STAY CONNECTED                Join Our Mailing List

DTH Early Bird Passes + Free DTH Movie on Thursday, Strike A Pose @ Utah Film Center

DTH Early Bird Passes +Upcoming free Damn These Heels film screenings View this email in your browser Sign-up for our newsletters Forward to a Friend SCHEDULEBECOME A MEMBEREDUCATIONTUMBLEWEEDSDAMN THESE HEELS   PURCHASE YOUR PASS DTH Year-Round Free Films Thursday, April 20 @ 7:00 PM The City Library - 210 E 400 S Damn These Heels Year-Round STRIKE A POSE Directed by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan83 min | 2016 | Netherlands/Belgium | Not RatedIn 1990, seven young male dancers joined Madonna on her most controversial "Blond Ambition" tour. On stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare they showed the world how to express yourself. 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour, and about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are. Official Selection: 2016 Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival, 2016 Berlinale, 2016 Hot Docs Film Festival LEARN MORE   Thursday, May 18 @ 7:00 PM The City Library - 210 E 400 S     Damn These Heels Year-Round WOMEN WHO KILL Directed by Ingrid Jungermann93 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated Cast: Ingrid Jungermann, Ann Carr, Sheila Vand, and Annette O'Toole Satire on contemporary romance, telling the story of the love affair between two female crime podcasters.​ Winner: Best Screenplay in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film–2016 Tribeca Film Festival, Honorable Mention: Outstanding First Feature–Frameline40 LEARN MORE DTH Year-Round is generously supported by   Upcoming Utah Film Center Free Film Screenings Wed, Apr 19 @ 7:00 PM  Peery's Egyptian2415 Washington Blvd TOWER *Post-film discussion. LEARN MORE Tues, Apr 25 @ 7:00 PM  The City Library210 E 400 S STARLESS DREAMS (Royahaye dame sobh) LEARN MORE Wed, Apr 26 @ 7:00 PM  UMFA410 Campus Center Drive BECAUSE I WAS A PAINTER (Parce que j’étais peintre) LEARN MORE UTAH FILM CENTER PROGRAMS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY     SEE OUR COMPLETE LINEUP OF UPCOMING EVENTS Share Tweet Forward Copyright © 2017 Utah Film Center, All rights reserved.You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website, at one of our screenings, or by purchasing a ticket or pass to one of our events.Our mailing address is: Utah Film Center 50 W Broadway #1125 Salt Lake City, UT 84101 Add us to your address book unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences