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NEWS: Project Open Artist Studios in Salt Lake’s Guadalupe Neighborhood

Project Open Artist Studio Opportunity Available! View this email in your browser For Immediate Release, November 9, 2017.Media Contacts:Angela Brown, (801) 906-8521, [email protected] Parker, [email protected]  Project Open Artist Studios in Salt Lake’s Guadalupe Neighborhood SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, November 9, 2017—Craft Lake City®, in its partnership with local development and nonprofit organization, Giv Group will be curating 14 available studio art spaces at Project Open, Giv Group’s latest development built in Salt Lake City’s Guadalupe neighborhood, by selecting from the creative pool of Project Open residents who have applied for the studios. Continue reading

Illuminate Festival @ THE GATEWAY (NOV. 10-11)

Illuminate Salt Lake starts on Friday!  View this email in your browser   The first Illuminate Festival begins tomorrow! We're excited to invite you out to explore our fantasy of a better world... one filled with light, technology, and ART.  November 10th and 11th, 2017 – at the Gateway and the Eccles Theater Plaza / On Regent Street Friday November 10th 5pm – 10pm – Free AdmissionSaturday November 11th 5pm – 10pm – Free AdmissionAFTER GLO PARTY 8pm – 3am – Ticketed eventCheck out our feature in the Deseret News --Illuminate is a free community event organized by the Utah Arts Alliance. This is the festival’s first year and it will be held at the Gateway, in downtown Salt Lake City. The festival, happening November 10th and 11th, features large scale light art and projections; live performance and music; virtual and augmented reality; vendors; hands on learning experiences and so much more!RSVP, here!

Mundi News: November 2017

  View this email in your browser   MEET OUR NEW AND RETURNING AMBASSADORS                       We are thrilled to have 10 new pianists, singers, and songwriters joining us this season, as well as 15 returning Ambassadors!  We had the pleasure of meeting them at our Fall Orientation last month, and now you can meet them too on our Ambassador page.  A few of the upcoming public events this month, where you can hear Ambassadors perform include:MUNDI [email protected] on November 10th prior to Malialole's [email protected] on November 18th | Music and Visual Art WorkshopVisual Art Institute, 2901 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106You can also follow us on Instagram for fun photos from a variety of our community outreach performances!  Find us @mundiproject.       MUNDI LIVE @ SORENSON | Friday, November 10th | 7:30pm                      Malialole (mah-lee-yah-low-lay) is a polynesian music, dance and arts school, ensemble and entertainment group. Malialole's mission is to perpetuate the polynesian culture through song and dance while promoting cultural awareness of all pacific island people sharing stories of the past and is the goal of malialole to teach, build and connect the youth with the beautiful polynesian culture and tradition of respect and humility.To learn more about and RSVP for Friday night's event, click here.To learn more about Malialole Entertainment, follow them on Facebook here.    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS       Barrus PianoDoctorow FoundationGeorge S. and Dolores Dore Eccles FoundationJEPS FoundationMcCarthy FoundationSorenson Legacy FoundationWalmart FoundationPARTNERSGifted Music SchoolRiley ElementarySalt Lake Public LibrariesSorenson Unity CenterUtah Classical Guitar SocietyVisual Art InstituteHeart & SoulNeighborhood House       Copyright © 2017 The Mundi Project, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you expressed support of our mission. Our mailing address is:  The Mundi Project PO Box 520696 Salt Lake City, UT  84152 Add us to your address book Want to change how you receive these emails?You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list 

Petite Palace Circus comes to SLC (NOV. 10-12)

  The UAA is pleased to announce The Circus is in Town!       The Petite Palace & the Utah Arts Alliance  present... WONDERLAND!A high energy, madcap circus celebration of humanity!  November 10 at 7:30pm November 11 at 2pm and 7:30pm November 12 at 2pm  The Petite Palace is a new and exciting traveling performance venue where communities can come and sit shoulder to shoulder, share a laugh and a gasp while experiencing a night of world class entertainment. It's the perfect venue for a family outing, a night out with friends or a date night with that special someone.        


November 2017 EXHIBITIONS Utah '17Rio GalleryNOV 17, 2017- JAN 12, 2018Gallery Stroll Opening Reception Nov 17, 6-9pm Please join us for the opening reception of Utah '17. This year we received a record number of entries, over 500 works of art. The jurors selected 69 artists for exhibition. Complete artist list here.The Statewide Annual Competition and Exhibition provides exposure to both emerging and established Utah artists through public display, publicity, awards and publication of catalogs. Statewide Annual is juried by two distinguished out-of-state jurors. A $1,000 Best in Show award is given to one artist, as well as six $600 Jurors’ Awards. The Jurors also selected three honorable mentions. Award winners will be revealed at the exhibition opening.Visual arts competitions and exhibitions have been a project of Utah Arts & Museums since 1899, providing juried exhibitions open to all artists across the state of Utah. Artist/DadAlice GalleryNOV 17, 2017 - JAN 12, 2018Gallery Stroll Opening Reception Dec 1, 6-9pm 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.Artist Daniel Barney, a father of three, reflects on the intense concern he felt for the safety of his newborn daughter while she slept in a crib next to his bed twenty-three years ago. Speaking of his work, Daniel says, “Fatherhood is a complex concept that does not directly correlate with painting, but these works are artistic impulses of that moment.”Fatherhood teaches Spencer Budd that he is by no means perfect and failure is a part of the learning process. He draws from what he has learned as he creates his work, stating that, “The possibility of failure is always present, but it is often my failings that result in a work that is fresh, spontaneous, and interesting.”Both Namon Bills and Tyler Swain collaborated with their young children on each work. Bills, who allowed his 3-year old to paint on some of his existing work before finishing it himself said, “Being a father brings its share of interruptions to current plans and trajectories. While these changes are difficult for a planner such as myself to swallow, they also lead to unexpected adventures, new opportunities, and greater outcomes than I would have experienced on my own.”Swain’s approach was to let his son start and finish each work. “I wanted to not only express the idea of how being a father has influenced my artistic pursuits, but to actually allow my son to share in the creative process with me, resulting in a collaborative piece. I let him draw whatever he wanted to on each panel, name the piece, and tell me what was going on in his narrative.”Justin Wheatley’s interpretation of the question addressed the influence making and consuming art has on his family. “My children are the driving force behind my work. As I thought about this show, I realized that though I feel some burden to produce work in order to provide, I feel more need to make art in order to share the joy and struggle that comes along with it.” Other artists participating in Artist/Dad are: Fidalis Beuhler, Jorge Rojas, Colby Sanford, Jeffrey Hale, Duston Todd, and Steven Stradley, and Clinton Whiting.Image Detail: Colby Sanford, Just One More, 2016  ILLUMINATE SALT LAKENOV 10 - 11, 5-10p.m.The Gateway The work of Visual Art Fellows, Joseph Ostraff and Wendy Wischer, will be in the mix at Illuminate Salt Lake, the city's first light art and technology festival. Don't miss it, November 10-11, 5-10pm at The Gateway and various other sites. FREEJoseph OstraffMy Brain on Memory           2017Video (5:36)Audio track: Steve RicksTali Hafoka/ Joseph Ostraff (collaboration)Paradise Lost      2012Video (2:40)Wendy WischerMigrating Consciousness2017Video (5:38) CLOSING SOON Thanks to 15 Bytes artists of Utah for the exhibition review of Prima Facie. Catch it before it closes at the Alice Gallery on November 10th. Image: Matt Kruback, Rhetoric, 2016 THIS IS UTAHPHOTO CONTEST Our sister agency, the Utah Film Commission has a great opportunity for photographers. The job of the Utah Film Commission is to inspire filmmakers to bring their production to Utah, and they are asking for your help. Do your photos tell a story? Inspiration can strike in an instant from a single image, a glance out the window, or a double take on a place. It’s right there in an otherworldly landscape, a lonely gas station, or twilight on a suburban street.Submit your best shots of your favorite Utah spot. Those selected will be used to inspire the next wave of filmmakers at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. GRANTSDEADLINE: NOV 10, 2017 Two grants that support Folk arts and artists are currently open. Visit our website for details.  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.  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 

Family Art Day @ Merrill-Cazier Library (NOV. 18)

Family Art Day at the Merrill-Cazier Library Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Learn about flags and their artistic compositions at NEHMA’s Family Art Day, November 18 from 11AM to 2PM at Merrill-Cazier Library on the campus of Utah State University. Participants in this month’s Family Art Day activity will learn about flags and see examples of flag-inspired art from the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art collection. Come create an autobiographical flag!  What colors, shapes, and emblems would best represent you and your heritage? Activities are free and fun for all ages.  During NEHMA’s renovation, Family Art Days will be held on the third Saturday of most months in USU’s library through April 2018. Due to campus recess, November 18 will be the last Family Art Day of the year, but this event will resume on January 20, 2018. 

Piano Monster Concert @ SUU (NOV. 28)

The Piano Monster Concert, under the direction of Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel, will once again bring in over 100 piano students from all over the region. The concert will take place in the Heritage Center Theater at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for alumni with a card, $3 for youth. SUU faculty, staff, and students are free with a current ID.

NEWS: New Art Exhibit Showcases Culture and Art of Pacific Islands

Contact: Josh Loftin Utah Department of Heritage & Arts 801-245-7205 [email protected] Note: Content in attached PDF is identical. New Art Exhibit Showcases Culture and Art of Pacific Islands   SALT LAKE CITY — The traditional art forms and creative expressions of Pacific Island cultures are highlighted in a new exhibition at the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Art.The exhibition Current examines how different Pacific Island cultures have developed and refined particular techniques and aesthetics and how those elements are present in the artwork of today.The exhibit will open Nov. 18 with a reception from 6-9 p.m. at the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Art in Liberty Park, 1150 S. Constitution Dr. (600 East). It will be on display until Feb. 9, 2018. Current is presented by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums in partnership with Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources and PEAU-Pasifika Enriching Art Of Utah.The Chase Home Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please visit Attachments area

Fall Percussion Ensemble Concert @ SUU (Nov. 20)

The College of Performing and Visual Arts’ Department of Music offers a dynamic and contemporary performance of varying percussive sounds and scores in the Fall Percussion Ensemble Concert on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in SUU’s Music Building Thorley Recital Hall. The music captures the multiplicity of everyday experience and deeper thought. Everyone is invited to attend the free concert.   

Utah Film Center Free film screenings of The Mars Generation, Utah Film Center @ Illuminate Light Art + Technology Festival, and more

SCHEDULE | BECOME A MEMBER | EDUCATION | TUMBLEWEEDS | DAMN THESE HEELS Special Event: Exclusive Preview of The Ice Front Only a few seats remaining! Plan-B Theatre Company Benefits Utah Film Center Tues, Nov 7 | 7 PM | Rose Wagner Studio - 138 W 300 S, SLC Tomorrow Plan-B Theatre Company will present an exclusive preview performance of The Ice Front for Utah Film Center supporters with all proceeds of the evening benefiting us! This show is recommended for middle school students and up. For a donation of $20, you will gain access to this preview. MAKE A DONATION Continue reading