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

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 May 3, 2017
 
 
 
 

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. 

Teens from around the globe took on the challenge of recording what their safety sounds like by creating short audio pieces that range from spoken word to ambient recordings. Safe and Sound is a collaboration with Spy Hop, Adobe's Project 1324 and UMOCA.
 
 
About Spy Hop
Spy Hop believes that the next generation has a lot to say and believe that, when armed with awareness and knowledge, youth can speak more articulately and with greater impact. Spy Hop's mission is to mentor young people in the digital media arts to help them find their voice, tell their stories, and be empowered to affect positive change in their lives, their communities and the world. Since 1999, Spy Hop has mentored Utah's young people in the digital media arts as a vehicle for free expression, self-discovery, critical thinking and skilled participation. Their afterschool and community programs in film, audio, design and music production are a model for youth development programs across the nation and Spy Hop is recognized by the White House as a leading nonprofit and humanities organization. 
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About the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) has advanced and elevated the community of contemporary arts and culture since it was established in 1931. UMOCA is a fearless voice for innovation, experimentation and dialogue surrounding the topics of our time. Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, UMOCA invites curiosity and promotes understanding of the challenging concepts that art and its reflective social commentary can present. UMOCA is a force for social transformation that unites all points of view, backgrounds, experience, and ages through pertinent art exhibitions and educational programming. UMOCA evokes change, challenges ideologies, celebrates triumph, and introduces an array of contemporary voices with in the Museum and throughout the community.
 
UMOCA is a five-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation and a 2015 and 2016 recipient of the Art Works Grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
UMOCA is a 501c3 institution that is supported by public foundation, and corporate gifts. Your donation in any amount is greatly appreciated, and admission is a $5 suggested donation.
 
 
 
 
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