NEWSLETTER: Utah Visual Arts - Utah Arts & Museums (June)

June 2017

EXHIBITIONS

All of Us Beasts
Works by Claire Taylor
Alice Gallery
MAY 12 - JUL 7, 2017

"One of my earliest memories is a dream: animals danced in a circle around me as I lay on my bed. As a child, I saw myself as an animal. This is of course true—I am an animal. But it took me years to realize the separation humans place between themselves and other species. I felt as though I had been misplaced, as nonhuman animals were some of my closest friends. I found an outlet for my discomfort with being human through creating artwork where wildlife and humans occupied the same field. I depicted myself as an animal of many species. The process of artistically exploring my animality and connections to other species facilitated my acceptance of being human. In 2014 I enrolled in the Environmental Humanities graduate program at the University of Utah. I enrolled in biology, art and creative writing courses. I studied theory on human and animal connections and entanglements. I asked myself questions regarding the implications of each encounter I had with wildlife, investigated the impressions that remained with me, and analyzed my perceptions of other species and how this altered my view of myself. My work culminated as an illustrated book, All of Us Beasts. This exhibit includes artwork and writing excerpts from that book". -Claire Taylor

Funding for this research has been provided in part by the Global Change and Sustainability Center, and the Friends of Red Butte Creek at the University of Utah.
Image: Claire Taylor, A Ground We Know, Watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, gel pen, 2015
COMING UP

Under the Influence-Eight Local Artists Influenced by Animation features Robin Banks, Trent Call, Jason N. Jones, Heather Mahler, Mike Murdoch, Even Jed Memmott, Athena Splett & Sri Whipple.

SAVE THE DATES


Exhibition Proposals 

It's time to start thinking about making and collaborating. Exhibition Proposals for the Rio & Alice Galleries will be accepted July 29–September 3, 2017for exhibitions that will take place in March–July of 2018. 

Statewide Annual '17: Painting, Sculpture, and Installation
NOV 17, 2017 – JAN 12, 2018
Rio Gallery

Online registration for Statewide Annual will be open September 22-October 23, 2017. Stay tuned for guidelines and juror information.

DESIGN ARTS UTAH
DEADLINE JULY 10
EXHIBITION SEPT 8-OCT 20
Gallery Stroll closing celebration Oct 206-9pm


The DesignArts Program is pleased to announce a call to designers for the DesignArts Utah '17  juried exhibition, held at the Rio Gallery in downtown Salt Lake City. Please click here to apply.
 
This annual exhibition honors and celebrates Utah's great designers and provides a valuable platform for the public to learn about and engage with the design community. DesignArts Utah is excited to partner with Salt Lake Design Week and Craft Lake City for this event that is free and open to the public.

The designer selected as the Juror’s Award Winner will receive a $3,000 award. Two designers selected in the student category will each receive a $500 award.

PUBLIC ART 


Letters of interest and qualifications are now being accepted for both the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (deadline June 30) and the Utah State University Life Sciences Building (deadline July 21). Click here for all public art opportunities. 

JUNE JUBILEE
JUNE 10


Please join us to kick off our summer events celebrating Utah folk arts. Enjoy performances, artists demonstrations, and tours of the museum throughout the afternoon.

Performances 3pm - 5pm
Karpaty Dance Ensemble @ 3pm
Nino Reyos and Two Shields Production Co. @ 4pm

Demonstrations:
JJ Galicia - Mexican Repujado (2:30 - 5pm)
Eiko Anderson - Japanese calligraphy with FREE make-&-take
(1:30 - 3:30pm)

Museum Tours:
1pm / 2pm / 4pm

The Food Truck Face-Off will also be taking place in the park (3pm-9pm), making this one stop for your cultural and digestive needs!

LECTURE
JUNE 28 
FREE


Bob Harlow will discuss his books: The Road to Results and Taking Out the GuessworkThe Road to Results describes nine practices that arts organizations can use to make their audience building programs more effective. The book draws from data-supported case studies that examine 10 different arts organizations as they undertook multi-year efforts to build their audiences as a part of The Wallace Foundation’s Wallace Excellence Award initiative.
REGISTER HERE

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ArtOps is dedicated to bringing art opportunities to Utah artists. Opportunities are from local, national and international sources, and include exhibitions, residencies, funding, and professional development. 
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