December Happenings @ Kimball Art Center

Dear Valued Members & Supporters, 
As I write this introduction, I can hear hammers banging away while we take down the Jimmi Toro exhibition and the Park City Summit County Arts Council brings to life BRANDed PC. Toro’s exhibition inspired artists (especially those in the YAA!), and BRANDed PC will help us connect the Park City makers’ community. These changes fit in with my own transition as the Interim Executive Director/Education Director here at the Kimball.
I have lived in Park City for about three years now, originally moving out here to work for U.S. Ski and Snowboard. The opportunity to work at the Kimball speaks to my knowledge, expertise and passion for community nonprofit leadership and education. I look forward to helping grow the Kimball Art Center over the next few years.
Turns out, this is a busy month to start! BRANDed PC, a pop-up show created by the PCSC Arts Council, will run from December 4-10 in our Main Gallery. After that, we will be hosting a Community Opening for David Habben: Flow on December 15 that you are all invited to attend. Habben will be accompanied by dancers from the Duhaime Movement Project; while watching them perform, he will create a new large-scale painting that will be included in the exhibition. Finally, keep an eye out for our Winter & Spring class catalog coming out in early December!
Thank you for the warm welcome and don’t hesitate to reach out at any time!
Happy Holidays,
Interim Executive Director/Education Director
Sculptural Rope Vessels
Libby Peterkort
Saturday, December 2
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Learn how to create sculptural vessels using the coiling technique. Students will use simple materials such as rope and yarn to create a beautiful, three-dimensional container. Each student will leave with a unique work of art and a small plant to keep inside!
Flow: The Workshop
David Habben, Upcoming Exhibiting Artist
Wednesday, December 13
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for an exclusive workshop two days before David Habben's exhibition opening in our Main Gallery. Get inspired by live dance while Habben leads you through his technique of abstract ink drawings that capture the energy and dynamism of movement and sound. Habben and workshop attendees will be joined by dancers from the Duhaime Movement Project. Space is limited - sign up today! 
BRANDed PC Launch Party
Saturday, December 2
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Join us for the launch of Park City Summit County Art Council's weeklong pop-up event, BRANDed PC, that will be taking over the Kimball's Main Gallery.
Meet the makers, grab a beverage, experience the fashion show and celebrate our community's creative enterprises!
David Habben: Flow Community Opening
Friday, December 15
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join us for the Community Opening of the Kimball Art Center’s next exhibition, David Habben: Flow. The evening will include a unique performance in which Habben will be joined by dancers from the Duhaime Movement Project. While watching them perform, Habben will create a new large-scale painting. This newly-created piece will be presented alongside Habben’s original sketchbooks and captivating compositions that bring these two worlds together. This event is free and all people are welcome to join. Light appetizers will be served. Please RSVP.
2018 Sundance Film Festival
January 8 - February 2, 2018
As part of a renewed collaboration with Sundance Institute, the Kimball will serve as an official venue of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. We are excited to house the Festival's New Frontier exhibition to bring art to our community in a new and innovative way. Our office will be closed to the public from January 8 to February 2; however, our staff may be reached by email and phone during that time.
Story Time Art for Tots
Thursdays, December 7, 14, 21
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Join us at the Kimball Art Center on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. for Story Time Art for Tots.
We will be taking a break from Story Time after December 21 for the Holidays and Sundance Film Festival. The program will return on February 8, 2018.
Kimball Clay Open Studio
Fridays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join us in the Kimball Clay Studio on Friday afternoons to try your hand at wheel throwing or hand building. This is not a class, but Studio Staff will do a demonstration at the start of the session. $10.00 per person, capped at 6 people.
Call for Artists Now Open!
Why apply to the 49th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival?
“This Festival is unbelievably good. We sold more than ever and at excellent prices. We appreciate that we are treated as business people as well as artists. Keep doing what you’re doing. It is working!”
- 2017 Participating Artist
We take pride in taking care of our artists! Apply to be an artist at the 49th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival by March 1, 2018
Commission a Portrait by Jimmi Toro
The Perfect Holiday Gift
Would you like to commission a portrait of a loved one by acclaimed artist Jimmi Toro? It’s easier than you might think! Let the Kimball help you in the process of commissioning a new work. Please contact curator Nancy Stoaks. Commission requests must be received by Toro by December 15th in order to be finished in time for the holidays.
December 4 - December 10
BRANDed PC, a pop-up shop created by Park City Summit County Arts Council to highlight local creative brands, will be in the Kimball’s Main Gallery December 4-10.
We will be programming four activations to compliment BRANDed's focus on local makers. You can find information on all of them, including a Winemakers Talk, ceramics workshop and intro to building your creative business.
David Habben: Flow
Main Gallery
December 16, 2017 - January 7, 2018
David Habben has filled sketchbook after sketchbook with what he calls his “strange doodles”—curious characters and creatures that come to life in his highly detailed ballpoint and watercolor pencil drawings. But his work has simultaneously evolved in another direction. Two years ago, he began collaborating with the University of Utah’s School of Dance program, where he embraced a new creative dialogue.
David Habben: Flow at the Kimball Art Center will unite the artist’s two creative modes—the personal one within the pages of his sketchbooks, and the collaborative one of his Be Somewhere series.

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