Visual Art News

May 2017

EXHIBITIONS

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

Please join us for the Gallery Stroll reception May 19th6-9pm

In her exhibit, Claire Taylor looks at how interactions with everything from a terrestrial gartersnake to a mule deer, wasp colony to ladybug, can change the perception of all species. She examines these experiences visually and textually in All of Us Beasts through paintings, drawings, artist books, and text excerpts.

Taylor analyzed her perceptions of the nonhuman animals she met in her daily life. She considered how the presence and behavior of these animals changed her perception of the animal’s species, how this altered her view of herself as a human animal, and what impressions remained with her following each encounter.

Composed of watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil, the paintings offer a venture into other worlds and Taylor’s interpretation of these realms. Much of the research for this project took place during Taylor’s frequent hikes and bike rides in the Red Butte Research Natural Area, to which she was granted access, as well as the surrounding foothills and urban areas.

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, Meetings with Arthropods at a Thistle, Watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, gel pen, 2015
CLOSING SOON
SPECIFIC ABJECT
Rio Gallery
MAR 17 - MAY 12, 2017

The artists in this exhibition—Jared Clark, Christopher Lynn, Abraham Kimball, Allan Ludwig, Joseph Penrod, and Jean Richardson—each have a unique take on the possibilities of painting, or the possibilities of how painting’s mores can be used to frame other practices. Read the current review in 15 Bytes
Image: Jared Clark, Wailing Wall Bild (Homage to Philip Guston), Wooden knife blocks & oil, 2017

Please note that the Rio Gallery will be closed for floor renovations May 15-July 13. All other services in the building will be open. Keep an eye out for our next exhibition opening July 14Under the Influence-Seven Local Artists Influenced by Animation, featuring Robin Banks, Trent Call, Jason N. Jones, Heather Mahler, Mike Murdoch, Even Jed Memmott, Athena Splett & Sri Whipple.

ARTOPS


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. 

TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS
REGISTRATION OPEN THRU MAY 31


Traveling exhibitions provide public access to quality visual art, nurture understanding of diverse art forms and cultures, promote creativity, and encourage cultural activities in local communities. Exhibitions are curated as a collaborative partnership with local artists, arts organizations and institutions. Utah museums, colleges, university and community galleries, arts and cultural centers, libraries and schools can register for the exhibitions annually. 2017-2018 registration information
Image: Gini Pringle, Havana Style, Photograph

PUBLIC ART 
DEADLINE JUNE 9


Letters of interest and qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating art for the public area(s) of the new Southern Utah University School of Business in Cedar City, Utah. The Selection Committee looks forward to working with an artist whose work will contribute to this important facility for the State of Utah and Southern Utah University. Read more.

DESIGN ARTS UTAH
APPLICATIONS OPEN MAY 22
EXHIBITION SEPT 8-OCT 20
Please join us for the Gallery Stroll closing celebration Oct 20th6-9pm


We are excited and honored to announce Brooke Hodge, Director of Architecture and Design at the Palm Springs Museum, as juror for DesignArts Utah '17. Hodge was formerly Deputy Director at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Director of Exhibitions and Publications at the Hammer Museum, Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and Director of Exhibitions and Publications at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

The Design Arts Program sponsors an annual juried exhibition of Utah designers from a broad range of media and practice. The annual exhibition coincides with Salt Lake Design Weekand Salt Lake Gallery Stroll at the Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City. These exhibitions are our effort to support excellent design and designers in Utah while showcasing their work and demonstrating the intricate and arduous process to achieve exemplary design in any field. The Designer selected as the Juror’s Award Winner receives a $3,000 award. Read more

RIO GRANDE CAFE
NOW OPEN


Our friends next door at the Rio Grande Cafe are back in action after remodeling. Make a lunch date out of it and visit the Rio Gallery after.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

The Division of Arts & Museums now offers professional development supportfor key board members, staff, or volunteers to attend training and workshops relevant to their work. Reimbursements for approved applications can total up to $200 for the cost of registration for these trainings.
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