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December Babcock Performing Readers @ Olpin Little Theater at the U of U Student Union (Dec. 14)

The Babcock Performing Readers' December presentation will feature two Christmas stories. "The Watchman," by Garland Bennett, tells the story of a Roman centurion's vigil over the Christ in the hours before his crucifixion. "The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey," by Susan Wojciechowski tells of a miracle that will set the Christmas spirit. Michael Bennett directs members of his family in these stories. The performance will be in the Olpin Little Theater at the U of U Student Union, 7:30 p.m. Thursday 14 December. Admission and parking are free.  

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, Jory Macomber Interim Executive Director/Education Director EDUCATION 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! Register Here 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!  Register Here EVENTS  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! RSVP Here 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. 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. Learn More 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.  Apply Today EXHIBITIONS  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. BRANDed PC 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. Learn More 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. Learn More MEMBERSHIP

Help Nonprofits Throughout the Year With Service Pledge Drive

Contact: Josh Loftin Public Information Officer Utah Department of Heritage & Arts 801-245-7205 [email protected]   Help Nonprofits Throughout the Year With Service Pledge Drive   SALT LAKE CITY — During the holiday season, many Utahns look for opportunities to help those in need. Through UServeUtah’s Holiday Service Pledge Drive, individuals and families can commit to show their gratitude year-round.“Volunteers are essential to the survival of nonprofits and other organizations year-round,” Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox said. “It is important to remember needs exist beyond the holiday season and volunteers can always help. Through UServeUtah’s Holiday Service Pledge Drive, I commit to volunteer now and throughout 2018.”Ginette Bott, Chief Development Officer at the Utah Food Bank, hopes everyone can commit to give some extra time.“While the holiday season sees the largest donations of food, time and money, the summer months are when the Utah Food Bank and our partner agencies experience the most demand for food,” Bott said. “As a result, we need volunteer help just as urgently in the summer months as we do during the holidays.”LaDawn Stoddard, UServeUtah director, said the Holiday Service Pledge Drive is a great way for individuals to capture the desire to serve prompted by the holidays and continue to give their time when it is needed most.“We want to raise awareness that nonprofits have needs at all times of the year,” Stoddard said. “While we don’t want to hinder acts of kindness during the holiday season, we are encouraging Utahns to recommit to being a more active members of the community throughout the year.”To join the Holiday Service Pledge Drive and commit to help meet community needs in 2018 go to theUServeUtah online pledge.

Utah Film Center: Free December Film Screenings

Media Contact: Josh Levey [email protected]   December 2017 Salt Lake City Free Film Lineup Highlights include post-film Q&A with James Redford, plus films from Werner Herzog and Lynn Hershman-Leeson.   Saturday, December 2 | 11:00AM | The City Library Louis & Luca and the Snow Machine Directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen 76 min | 2013 | Norway | Not RatedRecommended for ages 4+Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Patrick Fitsymons, Dermot Magennis When snow doesn't fall in the small town of Flåklypa, the inventor Reodor Felgen steps in. Wackiness ensues. Winner: Best Children's Film–2014 Amanda Awards *Presented as part of our Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth year-round programming.   Continue reading

Salt Lake Choral Artists' Peace on Earth: Carols for the World @ St. Ambrose Catholic Church (Dec. 15 and 16)

Peace on Earth: Carols for the World featuring the Salt Lake Children's Choir The choirs of the Salt Lake Choral Artists present a holiday program featuring familiar and beloved Advent and Christmas carols including the Cantata “And Peace on Earth” by Bob Chilcott, and his arrangement of “Twelve Days of Christmas." Friday, December 15, 2017 | 7:30 PM Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 7:30 PM St. Ambrose Catholic Church 2515 E Redondo Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84108 Buy Tickets Connect with us            

Winterdance 2018 @ RDT (Jan. 2-4)

View this email in your browser WINTERDANCE18 JAN 2-4 | 9AM-4PM ROSE WAGNER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER   REGISTER NOW Dance in the new year with Repertory Dance Theatre. Get back in shape before heading back to schoolPLUS -- audition opportunity available! REGISTER LEARN | PERFORM | AUDITION Work with RDT dancersClasses include Modern Technique, Conditioning, Repertory, Improv & Composition PerformStudents will work with RDT Artistic Associate, Nick Cendese to create a new work to perform on EMERGE, Jan. 5-6. Audition OpportunityStudents will have the opportunity to audition for the Company during the workshop also coming up: RDT & Ririe-Woodbury Teacher WorkshopJanuary 6, 201710 am - 3 pm Join RDT's Lynne Larson and Ririe-Woodbury's Ai Fujii Nelson for a day of dance, networking and creating. Licensure Points available For junior and high school teachers. Learn More> Or check out RDT's Dance Center on Broadway OPEN HOUSE where you can dance all day for $10!   Our mailing address is: Repertory Dance Theatre PO Box 510427 Salt Lake City, UT  84151 Add us to your address book Want to change how you receive these emails?update your preferencesunsubscribe from this list

UTAH FILM CENTER Free screenings of Louis & Luca and the Snow Machine + Sundance Kids Section Announced

Tumbleweeds Year-Round free film screenings + more.View web version SCHEDULE | BECOME A MEMBER | EDUCATION | TUMBLEWEEDS | DAMN THESE HEELS 2018 Sundance Film Festival: Kids Section Utah Film Center Collaborates with Sundance Institute to Program “Kids” Section at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival Sundance Institute announced the feature film selections for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival today! Utah Film Center is thrilled to team up for the 5th year with Sundance Institute to program the Kids section at the Festival. The collaboration between the two organizations continues our missions to foster a diverse community, both of filmmakers and audiences.This year's selected films, Lu Over the Wall, Science Fair, and White Fang will appeal to all generations and have their world premieres at the Festival. Films that have played in this category in recent years include My Life as a Zucchini, The Eagle Huntress, and Shaun the Sheep. SEE ALL OF THE FILMS ANNOUNCED Continue reading

UMOCA Out Loud Applications Now Open (DEADLINE JAN. 22)

    Media Contact: Christie Marcy  [email protected] 801.328.4201 x 115     LGBTQIA+ Youth Invited to Participate in a Program Bridging Art and Identity   APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 22, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Workshop Dates and Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays from February 15 to April 19, 2018, with the Out Loud group exhibition opening May 4, 2018 Grades: 9-12 Cost: Free How: Apply here   The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art's Out Loud program is an artistic platform for youth voices in the LGBTQIA+ community. Through explorations in contemporary art and the creation of a museum exhibition featuring their own artwork, students build their capacity for self-expression and cultivate their sense of agency as important contributors to our society. The program promotes a supportive space for interactions with peers, mentors and the greater community, helping students build positive social connections and share their experiences with others.   Teenagers who don't conform to cultural expressions of sexual, romantic and gender identities and orientations have unique experiences and ideas that are too often dismissed by society. The Out Loud workshop provides opportunities for teens to challenge mainstream ideas and assumptions of who they are, reject attempts that reduce them to simple caricatures and addresses oppression as they experience it in their own lives.   "Young LGBTQ people endure the hurtful and isolating consequences of societal messages that portray them as different and less than. Out Loud provides participants with resources and support, to encourage them to develop their creativity, enact their inner sense of power, and build a support network for one another," says Elly Baldwin, curator of public engagement at UMOCA.    Past Out Loud Participants have said:   "What we say matters." "Voices of our community have been silenced for too long. Programs like this save lives." "Out Loud is a great opportunity to meet people who relate to your situation and create art projects that are super fun and creative! I walked out of this program sad that I had to leave, but happy because I learned so much and had a very positive experience. I highly recommend this program."  "The experience of Out Loud is something I couldn't ever appraise. I had so much fun, I made new friends, I felt welcomed by staff, I felt so accepted and validated. Out Loud has an atmosphere of love, pride and learning. It saved me from rejection, sadness and disillusionment, and gave me the motivation I need to succeed." "I enjoyed sharing space in an institution that has historically excluded artists of color and queer artists. It is a truly amazing and priceless experience to be able to hold space in an institution without the need to hide my identities."   UMOCA encourages students in grades 9 through 12 to apply for our Spring 2018 Out Loud program. Applications are due January 22, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.   YOUTH CAN APPLY AT:SURVEYMONKEY.COM/R/P8Y7Z98   FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit or contact Elly Baldwin at [email protected] or 801.328.4201 x124. A Dropbox folder with selected images of last year's end-of-program gallery show can be found here.    Thank You to Our Supporters: The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Utah and the B.W. Bastian Foundation.   About the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art   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.   20 S. West Temple SLC, UT 84101 See what's happening on our social sites

Chase Home Museum News

  ~In the heart of Liberty Park~    NEW EXHIBITION up through February 9th In partnership with PEAU and PIK2AR, we proudly present an exhibition featuring traditional art forms and creative expressions of the Pacific Islands. Recurring use of certain techniques and aesthetics allow us to trace the artistic development of the different Island cultures and consider how that history is present in the artwork of today.     Exercise, play, relax, or visit the birds! Liberty Park has so much to offer and we love being one of the destination spots within this beautiful setting.   The Chase Home Museum is a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends. You can learn about the history of Liberty Park, see amazing folk art made by Utah artists, or try your hand at designing a tapa cloth. PLUS- it is always free admission!   Kid's Corner Fun activities at the museum for children of any age. Now featuring: design your own tapa cloth    Did you know we offer Folk Arts products? click here to check out our webpage offering recordings, music and more   Folk Arts Opportunities & Events The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Urban Indian Center Annual Holiday Art Market - Dec 2/3 Diwali at SLC Library - Dec 9 Be sure to check our website and Facebook page for news & updates    Our mailing address is:617 East South TempleSalt Lake City, UT 84101Want to change how you receive these emails?You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list 

Tis the Season: Department of Music Combined Christmas Concert @ SUU (Dec. 8)

‘Tis the Season for Music with Family and Friends Written by Ashley H Pollock Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Kick off this holiday season with ‘Tis the Season:SUU’s Department of Music Combined Christmas Concert on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:30p.m. in the Heritage Center Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.Southern Utah University faculty, staff, and students are free with a valid ID card. Faculty andstaff IDs are allowed one guest.Dr. Lawrence Johnson, Chair of the Department of Music at SUU, said, "We highly encouragethe community to attend our annual Christmas Concert - this year titled 'Tis the Season - offeredby the SUU Department of Music, which showcases many of our large and small ensembles inone event! With all the varied groups, there will surely be something for everyone as we ring inthe spirit of the season!"This holiday concert will include performances from the Concert Choir, Opus, SymphonyOrchestra, Wind Symphony, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, String Ensemble, and JazzBand. They will feature holiday favorites such as We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Deck theHalls. Other pieces include Masters in This Hall, Adagio and Allegro from Christmas ConcertoOp 68 No. 8, and Bob Mintzer’s Heart of the Matter.McKenna Terry, Music Education major from Kanab, Utah, said, “My favorite piece that we areperforming is Gloria by Randol Alan Bass. This will be our big piece to finish off the concert andwill feature the Wind Symphony, Orchestra, and various choirs. It is so rewarding and almostmagical to put something like this together with all of the ensembles in the Department of Music.This concert has something for everyone. It will be a fantastic night of music and is the perfectway to ring in your holiday celebrations.”It is a wonderful time of year to gather with family and friends and enjoy the holiday music at‘Tis the Season: SUU’s Department of Music Combined Christmas Concert. For moreinformation about SUU’s Department of Music, please visit the College of Performing and Visual ArtsThe Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationallyaccredited programs in Art & Design, Music, and Dance. The College also offers programs inTheatre Arts, graduate programs in Arts Administration and Music, as well as a Center forShakespeare Studies. The College offers 26 academic programs, including liberal arts Bachelorof Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Arts inArts Administration, Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Music Technologygraduate degrees. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teachingand mentoring over 600 majors in the College. The College presents over 100 performances,lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations includethe Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival and SUU’s BallroomDance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, Calendar Editors: ‘Tis the Season for Music with Family and FriendsWhat: Kick off this holiday season with ‘Tis the Season: SUU’s Department of MusicCombined Christmas Concert on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in theHeritage Center Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students andchildren. Southern Utah University faculty, staff, and students are free with avalid ID card. Faculty and staff IDs are allowed one guest. Who: Faculty and students, Department of Music, Southern Utah UniversityWhen: Friday, December 8, 2017Time: 7:30 p.m.Where: Heritage Center Theatre, 105 N 100 E, Cedar City, UtahTickets: Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Southern UtahUniversity faculty, staff, and students are free with a valid ID card. Faculty andstaff IDs are allowed one guest. Info: For more information, please visit ###