Dear Valued Members & Supporters,
Summer is in full swing and good things definitely come in threes!
We have three incredible FUNdraisers on the horizon. Themed around the usual suspects, art, cuisine & music, these diverse events are designed to suit every appetite and art interest. See the details below for all of the happenings as we hope you can make it to one or all three.
Register for an art class, enjoy lunch at Uptown Fare (we recommend the turkey), or visit our fantastic new exhibit. We are open daily all summer. Art starts here!
2016 Kimball Art Center Gala
featuring The Way of the Rain - A Live, Multidisciplinary Art Performance Created by Sibylle Szaggars Redford
Thursday, August 4 - 6:00 P.M.
The Annual Kimball Art Center Gala precedes and honors the 47th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival. The Gala, held on August 4th, will take place at our new location and include a cocktail party to launch Sibylle Szaggars Redford's new exhibit, a tented seated dinner and a live 30-minute The Way of the Rain performance featuring Robert Redford and other renowned performance artists from New York City. The exhibit, Summer Rainfall - Original Rain Art by Sibylle Szaggars Redford, will run in the Main Gallery from August 4th - September 25th, 2016.
Friday, August 12 - Sunday, August 14
Join us for three days in the mountains with 225+ artists, 30+ musical acts on 3 stages, kids' art activities, concessions and beer gardens, and memories to share!
It's our largest annual fundraiser allowing us to serve over 10,000 children annually, both in schools and at the Kimball, and keep our exhibitions free to the public daily.
Celebration of the Arts
Art & Music Festival
At Red Cliff Ranch
Saturday, July 30 - Sunday, July 31
Von and Virginia Whitby of Red Cliff Ranch invite you to a weekend fundraiser to benefit the Kimball Art Center in Heber City, Utah!
With 27 Local Artists, Catered Food & Beverage Stations, Live Music, Family Friendly Activities, Plein Air and Quick Draw Demonstrations and more, you'll want to come early to peruse the art and make your purchases and stay all day to enjoy the serenity and beauty of everything that Red Cliff Ranch will offer!
RSVP today for an opportunity to win 1 of 5 $100 certificates towards an art purchase!
Whether you want to support the visual arts, save on art class registrations and supplies and/or socialize at a dozen artful events a year, a Kimball Art Center Membership is sure to fill up your calendar on a monthly basis.
Membership benefits include:
- 2016 Park City Kimball Arts Festival wristband(s)
- Admission for two people to each catered Exhibition Opening (5 events per year)
- Admission for two people to each catered, offsite Art Talk at Deer Crest Club at the St. Regis Deer Valley (2-3 events per year)
- 10% off of Art Class and Camp registrations
- 10% off at the Gift Shop
- Monthly News and Events e-newsletter
- Mail notification of all Exhibitions and Fundraising Events
- Kimball Art Center merchandise items
- Benefit of knowing you support the visual arts in our community!
July 13 at Deer Crest Club
Members are invited to this limited seating event at Deer Crest Club at St. Regis Deer Valley Resort beginning at 6:00 P.M.
Not a Member? Annual Kimball Art Center Memberships begin at just $55 for an Individual which includes invitation to almost a dozen artful events per year!
Join us as Don will discuss his artistic journey from prestigious graphic illustrator to local watercolor painter celebrating our western landscapes and lifestyles.
Kimball ArtTalk is presented by:
And Camps Are In Full Swing
Our teaching artists will help develop skills in various artistic disciplines to any and all artistic abilities.
Sign up with a friend or family member for a shared experience not to be forgotten!
Don Weller: Another Cowboy
Now through July 24th in our Main Gallery
Don Weller's heroes have always been cowboys. After studying fine arts, however, he reluctantly left them behind, and began a long career as a graphic designer and illustrator. His dynamic and often whimsical work appeared on record covers, posters, in advertisements, and on hundreds of magazine pages.
Weller rediscovered his love for rural lands and the world of cowboys when he moved to Utah in the 1980s, creating the ongoing inspiration for his current paintings. Working exclusively in watercolor, he expertly captures the grit of cowboys and the striking landscapes of the west.
This retrospective at the Kimball is a unique opportunity to view works from all stages of Weller's celebrated career-from sketchbooks and early illustrations to the iconic western scenes for which he is now well-known.
Support provided by:
EVA (Elementary Visual Art) Program (in partnership with PCEF):
Abby McNulty, Executive Director, PCEF:
One of my favorite grants, in collaboration with the Kimball Art Center, provides monthly art classes in three of our four elementary schools. A student thank you note sums it up perfectly. "I love art because we have art in the classroom once a month, and I can let my inner crazy out!"
Thank you PCEF and all of the fabulous students that we serve!
ARTS (Academic Resources for Teachers and Students) School Program:
ARTS Tours are getting ready for the 2016-2017 school year while we continue working with our summer camps in Summit County. We look forward to visiting schools in the fall with new exhibits and lessons!
Summer Art Camps are in full swing and we're thoroughly enjoying teaching so many talented individuals! See what creative experiences we have in store for kids (ages 6-10) and tweens/teens (ages 11-16). Classes continue to fill fast so please register in advance to reserve your space.
The Kimball is proud to have the following nationally know artists join us this July to teach:
Scott Skinner and Jose Sainz:- Kite Workshops (July 15-16)
Nancy Paris Pruden: Plein Air Workshops (July 22-24)
Space is limited in these classes so why wait?
Kimball Clay Studio:
As a community studio, we offer the opportunity to play, learn and create in a friendly atmosphere. Kimball Clay Studio is staffed by experienced, professional teachers, each with their own style, who offer hands-on assistance and inspiration while you create your ceramic pieces.
Friday Open Studios are currently discontinued for the summer season. Open Studios will re-open on Friday afternoons in the Fall!
Volunteer Of The Month
Congratulations to our June Volunteer of the Month, Richard Harmston!
Richard has assisted us at over 10 of our exhibition Member Previews as well as at our Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival regularly.
Thanks to Richard and all of our KAC Volunteers!