February Happenings at Kimball Art Center

Morgan Spurlock and Artist Panel from the Thirty-Three Member Opening
Dear Valued Members & Supporters, 

It's February and my heart has been warmed knowing the collective impact the Kimball makes on our community. Together we are connecting and inspiring through art and I am proud to report that last year we served over 82,000 people through our exhibitions, art classes and events. Nearly 9,000 of those were students who participated in an arts education class through the Kimball. We are grateful for the 375 individuals who volunteered with us, and the 500+ people who have supported our work by becoming members or by making tax-deductible donations. We truly could not accomplish what we do without the backing of our vibrant and strong community. It is rewarding to be a part of such a wonderful and supportive group who care about the arts and culture in our beloved mountain town.

This month also brings us a new exhibition, Groundbreaking: Innovations in Clay, a truly incredible collection of cutting-edge ceramicists. And we're introducing a new, free program created just for tots. "Story Time Art for Tots" was started after recognizing the need for a creative outlet for toddlers, this program is free and open to anyone who is interested. We hope you will visit our newest exhibition, come read a story with us on Thursday afternoons and of course have a love filled February!

The end of February marks my personal transition from the Executive Director role to the Kimball Art Center's Board of Directors. We are conducting a search for my replacement, so if you have recommendations please refer interested and qualified candidates to our website

Best Regards,
Robin  
EDUCATION
Featured Teacher: Amanda Herbert
Amanda has been drawing horses ever since she was old enough to hold a pencil in her hand. Over the past three years, Amanda has developed and cultivated a line of equine artwork entitled Essentia Equi, Latin for “the essence of the horse.” Amanda has shown her work at galleries across her native New England and has expanded Essentia Equi into high-profile commissioned pieces - most recently a USDF Prix St. George Dressage Lusitano stallion named Teimir HB who won 3rd place in the 2015 US Dressage Finals in Lexington, Kentucky.
Sign up for Amanda's Upcoming Class
Intro To Drawing: The Body And Spirit Of The Hors
Tuesday, February 7, 14, 28; March 7 
(No class February 21, Winter Break)
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Teens & tweens will learn how to capture the movement and expression of this magnificent creature with nothing more than a pencil, an eraser and a good piece of paper.
EXHIBITIONS 
Thirty-Three:
Celebrating 33 Years of the Independent Spirit & Sundance Film Festival
Main Gallery: January 19 - February 12
We are showcasing 33 artists who are at the forefront of contemporary visual art. Curated by Morgan Spurlock (CNN's Morgan Spurlock Inside ManThe Greatest Movie Ever Sold and Super Size Me) with additional co-curation by Jensen Karp and Katherine Sutton of the esteemed Gallery1988 in Los Angeles.

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Derek Gores – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Christopher Boffoli – Teacup Divers
Food for Thought: 
Photographs by Christopher Boffoli
Café Gallery: January 19 - March 19
Christopher Boffoli's photographs feature tiny people in a world of big food. Begun in 2002 and inspired by the films and television shows of his childhood, the Big Appetites series has been published in more than 100 countries around the world, and featured in the New York TimesWashington Post, and Village Voice, among many more. His clever photographic vignettes evoke an uncanny likeness to the world at large and, while eminently humorous, also inspire deeper reflections of our relationship to food.
Groundbreaking: Innovations In Clay
Upcoming, Main Gallery: February 18 - April 16
In Groundbreaking, come see historical tableware patterns that have been reimagined across large installations, vessels that have been deconstructed and pushed almost to the point of collapse, and figures that, while rooted in traditional forms, have become canvases for approaches that are psychological, conceptual and abstracted.

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Lauren Mabry - Spilling Fragment
 
EVENTS 
Story Time Art for Tots - FREE
Thursday, February 2: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
This free weekly program brings art to the community and inspires young children to express their creativity. We will read a book each week and lead tots in an art project themed around the story. This is programmed for ages 3-5 years but kids of all ages are welcome to participate. Parents stick around and join in on the fun! All tots need adult supervision during the reading and art project. 

This week we will be reading The Gnome in Your Home written by a local writer, Susan S. Johnston, and illustrated by a former Kimball Art Center Young Artists’ Academy student, Alexa Kanarowski.
2017 Park City Kimball Arts Festival 
Call for Artists is Open
We talked with Dolan Geiman, 2016 Sculpture Best in Show Winner, and asked what the Park City Kimball Art Show does best: 
"The organization of the show is top notch. Everyone who I meet from the show staff is always ready to help facilitate the set-up, especially during load-in and load-out, which can be quite hectic at other shows." 
- Dolan Geiman, 2016 Sculpture Best in Show Winner 
MEMBERSHIP 
Sign up for a Dual Membership 
It's February – Love is in the air!
There’s no better time of year to share your love of art with someone you love by joining our Dual Membership Program. Membership will make planning date night simple. You and your sweetheart can enjoy our Member Previews of our latest exhibitions, attend an Art Talk at the St. Regis or take an art class together. Membership at the Kimball is a wonderful way to support your community art center while also sharing your passion for art and creativity with your one and only.  

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