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UCA MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS: CACHE VALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

UCA is pleased to announce Cache Valley Center for the Arts as this week's featured member! _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Read below to learn more about Cache Valley Center for the Arts and what this organization has to offer. Continue reading

UTAH DIVISION OF ARTS AND MUSEUMS: DECEMBER VISUAL ARTS NEWS

December 2017 HAPPY HOLIDAYS From everyone at Utah Arts & Museums, we wish you the best in the holiday season. Image: Moanikeala Revoir, Bird of Paradise Hawaiian Quilt, 1993-State of Utah Folk Art Collection EXHIBITIONS Utah '17Rio GalleryNOV 17, 2017- JAN 12, 2018 Utah ’17: Painting, Sculpture, and Installation had a record number of entries. 308 artists, and over 500 works of art, arrived at the Rio Gallery in the historic Rio Grande Depot. We received entries from Logan to Bluff, and many places in-between: Moab, Logan, Fairview, Enoch, Castle Valley, Roy, St. George, and Santaquin. The volume of works submitted this year surpassed previous years and the caliber of pieces demonstrated marked excellence. It’s truly an honor to see the work being produced across the State and experience the ideas artists are engaging with and the objects that result. Thank you to everyone who attended the opening reception.You can read the jurors statements, and see a portion of the work, in the catalog on our site. Additionally, read the review in 15 Bytes. Artist/DadAlice GalleryNOV 17, 2017 - JAN 12, 2018 If you missed us during Holiday Stroll, you can still see Artist / Dad through January 12th. In the meantime, you can hear an interview with curator Justin Wheatley on KRCL Radio Active at 20:30 in this segment. How has being a father affected your art? This was the question posed to twelve artist-fathers. The artists, who represent a variety of mediums and life stages, each approached this simple question in a different way. Who Tells Your Story?Utah State Captiol (4th floor Gallery)OPENING RECEPTION JAN 18, 5-7PM Who Tells Your Story? is an exciting exhibition which explores how a compulsion to write, to document, and to detail one's life is not unique to any person or period of time in Utah’s history. People living in this state have been compelled to make records of their lives and their passage through Utah in countless ways over time. This exhibition seeks to explore the ways that people living in Utah have accomplished this, by making petroglyphs, writing, painting, photography, dance, weaving, and through digital social media.Image: Kerri Buxton, Shadow Ewers, 1991-State of Utah Fine Art Collection  PUBLIC ARTDEADLINE: DEC 18 The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (UDABC) is constructing new facilities in Syracuse and Herriman, Utah to offer a convenient and comfortable venue for customers. As part of this effort the UDABC has made a commitment to include public art and interesting architecture. It is the intention of the Art Committee to commission new work or purchase existing art for the site. Artists in the western United States (Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Wyoming) are eligible for this project. COMPLETED PROJECTSThree new Utah Public Art projects have been recently completed. Reconnect(top), by Utah artist Weston Lambert at the West Valley DABC Store; Sights & Sounds (middle), by artist Daniel Roache, at the Utah School for the Deaf & Blind in Salt Lake City; and Convergence (bottom), by Douwe Blumberg, at the Unified State Lab in Taylorsville.  SAVE THE DATEDEADLINE: FEB 1 Exhibition Proposals and the Visual Art Fellowship applications will be open January 1 through February 1, 2018. Stay tuned for more details at visualarts.utah.gov COMPETITIONDEADLINE: DEC 18 This project is sponsored by Senate President Wayne Niederhauser and the Utah State Senate in an effort to challenge Utah students in grades 9-12 to view the world artistically and express their creativity. In addition, the Utah Senate will reward outstanding students with scholarships to support their college and career goals. The competition is being administered by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. Application and guidelines here.  FELLOWS IN THE NEWS Congratulations to Wendy Wischer who was just named a Frontier Fellow at Utah's own Epicenter.Also, Daniel Everett was recently interviewed in CO.DESIGN Magazine. Image: Wendy Wischer, Resonating Nexus Facebook Website Instagram YouTube Twitter Contact the Arts & Museums StaffOur mailing address is:617 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84102801.245.7272www.arts.utah.govunsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Holiday Sale! 10% off everything @ BDAC

Take advantage of our Holiday Sale! 10% off of everything.  This includes classes, workshops, gallery art, and gift shop items. And works with any existing member discounts you currently have. Sale runs on December 8th thru the 23rd. USE promo code: Holidaysale17 on bdac.org or at the Center Sample Steampunk artwork currently available for sale.  Visit our Website   Bountiful Davis Art Center, 90 North Main Street, Bountiful, UT 84010

BRANDed PC Pop-Up Shop (through Dec. 10)

PCSCArts :: BRANDed PC POP-UP SHOP View in browser   BRANDed PC is the place to be!   HOURS Dec. 6 - Dec. 8 // 10am - 7pm Dec. 9 - Dec. 10 // 12 - 5pm  ACTIVATIONS In conjunction with the Kimball Art Center, BRANDed PC will be showcasing our creative community through activation events.  Biz Development 101 with Pando Labs Thursday, Dec. 7: 5-7pm @ Kimball Art Center, 1401 Kearns Blvd. Open to the public Pando Labs is interested in helping creative makers and artists build a business, idea, product, vision etc. Pando Labs will be hosting a talk to share information about what they do and how they can work with artists and creative makers to achieve their goals. Come and get inspired!   Meet the Makers Night Friday, Dec. 8: 5-7pm @ Kimball Art Center, 1401 Kearns Blvd. Open to the public We will be hosting a series of short ignite talks giving featured brands a chance to share their story with our community. Winemakers Talk with Old Town Cellars, the exclusive wine label of BRANDed PC, will be giving a winemakers talk accompanied by wine for purchase. Old Town Cellars represents the future of winemaking – absent of ego, full of flavor and defined by the community and culture in which it’s made.  Join us for drinks, light snacks, and music with DJ Funky Boss.     A GALLERY SHOWROOM   ::   AN  EDITORIAL SPOTLIGHT   ::  A MATCHMAKER BETWEEN OUR COMMUNITY AND LOCAL CREATIVES BRANDed PC is produced by the Park City Summit County Arts Council. We are an umbrella nonprofit organization with a mission to promote, support, and strengthen arts and culture in our community and draw attention to our creative sector. Special thanks to our sponsors who helped make BRANDed PC a reality!              forward this to a maker friendCopyright © 2017 Park City Summit County Arts Council, All rights reserved.You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list  

December Edition of 15 Bytes

       15 BYTES: December 2017 Edition Artist Profile: Bryon Draper  He has an ageless sort of face, with piercing blue eyes and curly, light brown hair. As he sits at a neat desk, a few papers piled on one side of the keyboard, a pencil tucked behind his ear, his process is clearly visible in the setup of his studio: rugged rocks piled on the floor, wax models consigned to a corner, a large table in the center and a one-third lifesize model of a male arm on a metal bar near the far wall. Bryon Draper's sculptures seem to come together before the eye, rocks finding bronze as they assemble and blend in beautiful compositions. The works can be inventive and rugged, organic and graceful but, above all, are honest . . . READ THE ARTICLE Anna Betbeze   The hide-like abstractions in Dark Sun cling to UMOCA's gallery walls, sagging slightly as they loom over the viewer with a deranged, yet mysteriously beautiful presence. Betbeze's irregular painting surfaces are wool rugs that the artist burns, tatters and douses with ink and industrial acid-dyes. Vibrant colors bleed and stain each grisly surface, which seems to undergo a powerful transformation of either regeneration or decay.....        Read the Review     UT '17   It's not clear whether, in "Line," Heather Stamenov went from image to idea or idea to image. Her image of nature as amusement park combines two familiar things into something ominous, adding another point to the argument that a work that has either an idea or an image cannot really avoid acquiring the other. As the Rio Depot continues its antique task of facilitating such reciprocating journeys, the art will continue to far outperform whatever we can say about it....        Read the Review       Joseph Paul Vorst   Art has a history, but it is also a form of history. Walking through the Joseph Paul Vorst retrospective in the Church History Museum's galleries, it may seem that in the works of this artist we see art not as the history of society's winners, but of some of its losers: those left out, yet who deserve to be included. So it may be no wonder that his vision of the world wasn't universally popular among those who initially received it. If that's true, Vorst may be that rare artist a later, better-informed audience can bring back, and who in turn brings the world-a world he saw so clearly-back to life as well...    Read the Review        The Interpretation Thereof   In the 20th century, the plastic arts' illustrative possibilities became passé, if not taboo, with critics like Clement Greenberg declaring a Hegelian march away from illustration so the visual arts could shed themselves of subsidiary roles and affirm their own essence. Greenberg's ideas linger, like a discarded orthodoxy that continues to haunt one's thoughts, but in the pluralistic present, styles and strategies abound. As this exhibit at BYU' s Museum of Art attests, artists are able to use many of these to explore their own interpretation of scripture...          Read the Article         Author Profile: Scott Abbott   With Immortal for Quite Some Time, Scott takes full responsibility for his childhood disgust and his discomfort and his vulnerability. As a reader, I get to relax and observe him as a strange and mysterious creature, worrying about things in curious and inexplicable ways. Scott Abbott turns the heterosexual, privileged male into something queer. Strange and ruthlessly complex. Relentlessly seeking the origins of his fears and loathings, of the mechanisms of his silences, of the gorgeous mysteries of sex and human longing. And though he is a rather statuesque man, seemingly cast in bronze and comfortably secure in his social standing, easily imagined as a Renaissance painter or a John Ford character, his manners, his writing, and his being are all struck from many different dimensions. This makes his personhood and his work both vulnerable and fearless. He's a man willing to lose the privilege he never really wanted in the first place.... READ THE PROFILE Snow Faculty   Compiling faculty shows is a balancing act between honoring the artists' personal styles and still telling a story with an exhibition. An artistic gem in this genre can be found in Sanpete County, in the form of the 2017 Snow College Visual Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibition. It's a hodgepodge of more than a dozen artists coming together to explore media, faith, fantasy, and urbanization. Snow College may be a small institution located in a small town, but these artists are dealing with some really big themes in their artwork...        Read the Review     Table to Table   In the rush of the holiday season it can be easy to get caught up in the commercialization of the winter. However, the holidays are also the best part of the year to spend time with family, express gratitude, and look for ways to serve. For the past couple years, artist James Rees and wife Maribel have used the holiday season as a time to gather food and donations for Table to Table, a cause they care about-food shortages in Venezuela...               Read the Article  Remembering Suzanne Simpson: 1954-2017   Whenever I think of Suzanne Simpson, I think of sunshine. And on learning of her passing from breast cancer on Nov. 3, I find that I still do. We first met more than 20 years ago, when I was working at the photo mecca of Borge Andersen & Associates. She was one of the first artists in this area to work digitally - and made remarkable work that was like nothing people had ever seen. She was something of a perfectionist (a good thing in an artist); she always had a vision of exactly what she wanted. And while this could make challenges for us to produce it, she always brought such energy with her that I would look forward to having her in the lab. She made you want to be around her... READ THE ARTICLE      AND DON'T MISSREAD LOCAL SUNDAY: Matthew Ivan Bennett Eric Samuelsen's The Ice Front Probes Creative Work in Difficult Times RDT's Top Bill Opens a Personal Modern Dance Time Capsule Creating Dialogue at PaperWest READ LOCAL SUNDAY: Akramah Cofie  Go to 15 Bytes THINK THIS IS A WORTHWHILE PUBLICATION?We rely on public support to keep this project going.Checks can be sent to:Artists of UtahP.O. Box 526292SLC, UT 84152Or you can donate with a credit card (via paypal)      ARTISTS OF UTAH | WWW.ARTISTSOFUTAH.ORG Artists of Utah is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt nonprofit Artists of Utah's 15 Bytes, P.O. Box 526292, SLC, UT 84105

RDT presents a choreographic showcase featuring work by the RDT dancers (January 5-6)

RDT presents EMERGE, January 5-6 at the Rose Wagner. View this email in your browser For Immediate Release December 6, 2017 ContactStephanie PerkinsPR/Marketing [email protected] Repertory Dance Theatre presents   EMERGE January 5-6, 2018 // 7:30 pm + 2:00 pm on SaturdayRose Wagner Performing Arts Center LEONA WAGNER BLACK BOX THEATRE138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101Tickets: $15 through ArtTix, Students & Seniors $12    SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Repertory Dance Theatre presents an evening of choreography by the RDT dancers titled EMERGE, January 5-6, 2018 in the intimate Leona Wagner Black Box Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. After selling out last season, RDT is thrilled to add a matinee to the run of of this exciting show for a total of three performances. RDT dancers and staff will demonstrate their unique dance-making skills with all new choreography.RDT prides itself on being not only a revolutionary institution of modern dance, but also an incubator for dancers and choreographers. RDT dancers are encouraged to be technically proficient dancers, inspiring teachers, as well as innovative choreographers. EMERGE will feature work by eight of the current RDT dancers as well as a piece by former RDT dancer and current Artistic Associate, Nicholas Cendese. Dancers will employ both fellow RDT dancers and other dancers from the community, and pieces will range from solos to larger group ensembles.Efren Corado Garcia will present Collateral Beauty, a duet featuring RDT dancer Tyler Orcutt and guest Tiana Lovett. The work is inspired by moments of hidden bliss and draws a line between love and forgotten memory. Lacie Scott & Jaclyn Brown will explore dancing & motherhood. Together the two dancers will create and perform this piece with their daughters (Shea, 2, and Layla, 8 weeks) to give the audience an endearing, unusual peek at the life of dancing mothers. In The Sum of None, Lauren Curley manipulates different numerical combinations into movement phrases to fit within the score, loosely based off of musical counterpoint, with six community dancers. Denizen by Dan Higgins is a duet performed by Higgins & guest dancer Natalie Border. The work is organized inside a duet, two bodies moving seamlessly throughout the performance space and at times the two appear to be one; congealing, splitting and confronting one another as the dance unfolds.In addition to the pieces the dancers have been working on over the past few months, EMERGE will also feature a work created during show week featuring dancers from the WINTERDANCE WORKSHOP (January 2-4).  MEDIA ADVISORY: WHAT: EMERGEWHO: Repertory Dance TheatreWHEN: January 5-6, 2018 // 7:30 pm + 2:00 pm SaturdayWHERE: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center // Leona Wagner Black Box Theatre // 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101TICKETS: www.arttix.org. $15 tickets, $12 for students & seniors Learn More   About Repertory Dance Theatre RDT is the nation’s oldest and most successful repertory dance company. Unlike conventional modern dance organizations, we present you with a diverse range of modern dance styles and choreographers paired together in dynamic and unexpected performances. Share Tweet Forward Copyright © 2017 Repertory Dance Theatre, All rights reserved.You are receiving this email because you have shown interest in RDT events in the past.Our mailing address is: Repertory Dance Theatre PO Box 510427 Salt Lake City, UT  84151 Add us to your address book unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

December @ Spy Hop (SLC)

The latest news from Spy Hop Productions. View this email in your browser DECEMBER, 2017   Spring Apprenticeships now accepting applications! Learn skills, build your portfolio and get paid! Spy Hop's Apprenticeship program gives students 14 - 19 years old real world experience in digital media art fields. Not only do students improve their technical skills in filmmaking, audio production or game & graphic design, they also get to work with clients in the community on projects to help build their personal portfolio. At the end of the apprenticeship, professionals from creative fields give detailed and constructive feedback on student portfolios.   Applications are open now!January 17 - May 30, 2018Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-6 PM*Stipend based on hours worked  Get More Info!   Support Spy Hop with year-end giving! “Spy Hop dramatically altered the course of my life for the better. Because of what I learned there as a kid, I was able to pursue creative goals with confidence, and have landed a well-paying, full-time job because of it. I cannot overstate how important Spy Hop was, and continues to be, for me.” — Spy Hop AlumniHow can you dramatically alter the course of a young person's life for the better? Help Spy Hop reach our end of the year fundraising goal of $25,000 by donating today! We are also equipped to accept stock donations.   Donate Today!   Student Profile — Gnimdo Tako Two years ago, Gnimdo started coming to Spy Hop on Friday afternoons for our drop-in recording session, Open Mic, where he learned how to make beats, record his songs and collaborate with other musicians to produce and perform. Last year Gnimdo made the leap from Open Mic to our intensive hip-hop program, Resonate. He has been a part of the Resonate program for the past year and has become an ambassador for Spy Hop. Last April, Resonate students, including Gnimdo, were commissioned by fellow Adobe Creative Catalyst, Destiny Arts Center, to produce music for their Illuminate performance and for an original song called 3 Woke Girls. The students traveled to Oakland to see how their beats were used in the live performance. Gnimdo was also invited to attend the Music & Youth Development Allianceconvening in Los Angeles, which brings together youth musicians from organizations across the United States for an intensive four days of collaboration, writing and performing. “I realized that your best music comes from working with others,” he told us when he returned.Now a sophomore studying Chemical Engineering at The University of Utah, Gnimdo still spends time creating beats, writing lyrics and collaborating with the current Resonate crew, The Art Pack. You can catch their final performance on Wednesday, December 20th at Kilby Court!   Hire Us! Phase 2 Productions is a full-service video production house that provides alumni of Spy Hop's most advanced programs the opportunity for real employment, while strengthening the financial capacity of Spy Hop. More information about how to hire Phase 2 and a portfolio of work can be found on their website:  Phase2Productions.com.    Copyright © 2017 Spy Hop Productions, All rights reserved.For all the latest Spy Hop news, events, programs and more.Our mailing address is: Spy Hop Productions 669 S. West Temple Suite 202 Salt Lake City, UT  84101 Add us to your address book unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

This Month at Utah Arts Alliance (december)

Urban Arts Gallery, Winter Event, Music, Partner Programs, & UAA Rental View this email in your browser Fostering the arts in all forms in order to create an aware, empowered, and connected community.  Urban Arts Gallery 8th Annual Connect Gala137 south Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, Ut 84101 Salt Lake City -- Friday, December 8: The Gala will feature artworks from artists selected over the past year at monthly Connect events. Each artist has been “up voted” by their peers throughout the 2017 year. You will vote on which artists will be awarded $4,000 and other prizes including booth space at the Urban Arts Festival!The Connect Gala is a fundraiser to support Utah Arts Alliance’s premier emerging arts program, Connect. Show your support for Utah Artists! 100% of proceeds go directly to Utah Arts Alliance programs that benefit local artists.   Best of 2017 Show 137 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  Friday, December 1:  For our final show of the year, the Urban Arts Gallery will display a diverse collection of our favorite works from throughout the year. This exhibit will offer the community a great chance to see a wide range of local artists' work all under one roof. Come out and enjoy!This show will hang December 5th through December 31st. Our exhibits are always free to the public. SPECIAL EVENTS SLC WHITE PARTY The Art Factory 193 West 2100 South SLC UT Join us at this years SLC White Party as we transport you to another world of art, performance, music and dance. Now in its eighteenth year, the SLC White Party is one of the most exciting and unique events in Utah. This year we are taking it to a even higher level of excellence and fun!Dress code: White with flair. With the theme of “Garden of Earthly Delights” this year think all things whimsical, fantasy, and from a place of imagination. Break out those white tuxedos and white ball gowns because you can’t get too fancy for the SLC White Party. Costumes that are creative and fun are always welcome at this event! What can you do with white? MUSIC Midnight Records Productions At Counterpoint Studios, 2335 South West Temple, SLC Midnight Records Productions at Counterpoint Studios is your Utah Arts Alliance community based full service audio recording facility specializing in affordable recording services for area artists, musicians and singer songwriters.Preview our services at midnightrecordsproductions.com and email us directly [email protected]   KUAA Radio  99.9 FM! At the Arts Hub 663 west 100 south, Salt Lake City Utah Arts Alliance, Bilingue Radio Utah, and University Neighborhood Partners has teamed up to bring a new community supported radio station to Salt Lake City! This is Utah's first Art Centric Radio that also provides Bilingual programing. In an effort to strengthen the voice of the Salt Lake City People, the common thread is culture and expression. PARTNER PROGRAMS Salt Lake Capoeira  Capoeira is a unique and vibrant Afro-Brazilian martial art which cultivates movement, culture, music, and philosophy. Volta Miúda's Mestrando Jamaika teaches in Salt Lake City.Capoeira is an Afro-brazilian martial art which includes elements of physical and mental strength, beauty, and power. Mestre Jamaika often refers to capoeira as a “complete martial art” in that it encompasses a vast spectrum of movement and culture; it incorporates kicks, ground movements, self-defense, acrobatics, music, and tradition.   Samba Fogo (At the SLC Arts Hub)Brazilian Dance Classes Samba Fogo is Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian drumming, dance, song, and/or creative movement classes where students connect more fully to their classmates as they engage with exciting cultural content and gain a global perspective. UAA Rental The Art Factory 193 W. 2100 S. SSLC UT 84115 The newest addition to UAA programs, The Art Factory is a Creative Industries Incubator. It is located at 193 W. 2100 S. SSLC UT 84115, conveniently next to the Trax Central Pointe Station Stop. The Factory has affordable studio, office, rehearsal & event space between 250-5,500 sq., ft. Rents start at $400/month, utilities included. Contact [email protected] for more info or to arrange a tour.   Studio and Event Space at UAA Artist Studios, Galleries, Indoor/ Outdoor Event Spaces Make your next event a memorable one! Contact us to book our venues at the SLC Arts Hub, Urban Arts Gallery, the Art Garden, and Counterpoint Studios. Contact [email protected] for more info.   Share Tweets Forward Copyright © Utah Arts Alliancewww.UtahArts.orgOur mailing address is:663 west 100 south Salt Lake City 84104Want to change how you receive these emails?You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list 

Plan-B Theatre Company: Mini Season - The Weird Play and Jump for only $35

Home About Us 2017/18 Season Blog Tickets/Donations Contact Us See the world premieres of Jenifer Nii's THE WEIRD PLAY (a co-production with Sackerson about the ways we love) and Austin Archer's JUMP (a co-production with Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory about surviving survival) for only $35. Click the art above (or the "Purchase Tickets" link inside each show link to place your order today).THE WEIRD PLAY is Jenifer Nii's 6th Plan-B premiere (WALLACE, THE SCARLET LETTER, SUFFRAGE, RUFF!, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN) and JUMP is Austin's Plan-B debut.Well you could say 7th and 2nd since they both contributed to (in)divisible!  And thank you to everyone who donated on #GivingTuesday - we are closing in on $10,000!           ©2017 All Rights Reserved - Plan-B Theatre Company