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Through the imaginative perspective of a young child, Disney’s When You Wish takes you on an enchanted journey through popular Disney classics including Mary Poppins, Tarzan, Aladdin, Moana, and many more surprises! Whether swinging through the jungle or soaring through the sky on a magic carpet, the adventures in this musical never stop as you journey deep into Walt Disney’s classic film vault. Watch with awe and delight as over 71 years of your favorite Disney songs and characters come to life on stage in this musical spectacular!
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Bountiful Davis Art Center is pleased to announce the 45th Annual BDAC Statewide Competition, which showcases the best recent art in all media by artists who have lived in Utah.
Bountiful Davis Art Center is pleased to announce the 45th Annual BDAC Statewide Competition, which showcases the best recent art in all media by artists who have lived in Utah. Our guest juror for 2019 is Casey Jex Smith, internationally exhibited artist and co-founder of art auction website uni-brow.com. As per tradition, juror Casey Jex Smith will select three winners for $1,175 in cash prizes.
Reception August 2, 6 - 8 PM, Awards announced at 7 PM
Exhibits on view: Aug 2 – Sept 14, 2019
Gallery Hours: Tues - Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM Sat: noon - 5 PM
Ancient Skies Through Ancient Eyes is a photographic exhibition by Mr. Bob Maynard. The exhibition opens to the public March 23, 2019, and features a selection of photographs from Maynard’s book on archeaoastronomy and night photography in the desert Southwest. Ancient Skies Through Ancient Eyes takes you on an exciting discovery of the unexpected abundance of ancient rock art and ruins in and around the Colorado Plateau of the American Southwest. It examines rock art styles and delves into ways the ancient ones used rock art panels and architecture to mark the passing of time and the seasons. The exhibition will run until October 31, 2019.
Bob Maynard is a national award-winning photographer who founded Colorado Plateau Photo Tours in 2009. As a resident of Boulder, Colorado, he has held federal permits in sixteen national parks, national monuments, or BLM areas and has led workshops in 9 states. Nearly one thousand photographers have used his services. He and his wife, Cindy, have published two books, A Photographer’s Guide to Colorado’s National Parks and Monuments, and Ancient Skies Through Ancient Eyes.
The Western Mining & Railroad Museum proudly presents an exhibit developed in conjunction with local area schools highlighting the history of rail in Helper City.
Helper, whose very name is derived from helper engines used to pull coal trains up Solider Summit, is a natural fit for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. Our focus is to leverage this key, historic event and combine it into a year long study of our railroading history with our local area schools. The year will end with the Western Mining and Railroad Museum hosting the opening of "The Power of Rail - A Journey into the History of Helper." This winning combination will drive local area interest as well as create a high quality exhibit guests to the area will enjoy and learn from. More importantly, it will engage our local area youth and get them excited about our railroading history.
All Utahns! All Sculpture! Celebrating 15 years of art and community.
Every year the Face of Utah Sculpture provides Utah artists a forum to present Utah culture through sculptural form. The origins of this dynamic exhibit, envisioned fifteen years ago by glass artist Dan Cummings, features both well-known and emerging Utah sculptors, showcasing both traditional and contemporary sculpture in a variety of techniques, styles, and mediums. The result is an exciting and eclectic mix of excellence in artistry in countless forms!
Where Creativity Becomes Reality Join Ogden's Renaissance movement.
Where Creativity Becomes Reality Join Ogden's Renaissance movement.
Come to weekly classes and get an in-depth knowledge of drawing and painting. Each level builds on itself and you will get a firm understanding of the basic art concepts: line, tone, and color. Classes start with pastels as you learn the importance of line. Soon you will move up to watercolor and learn color theory. You master tone in oil and then learn from the master classics. Along the way, you will develop one-of-a-kind pieces that deserve to graduate from the fridge into frames.
$72 a month. First month 25% off
Project L.E.A.P. is dedicated to "Changing lives one dance at a time".
Free dance classes will be offered for kids age K - 6th grade starting Saturday, September 8th form 9:00-10:30am by former Ballet West member, Hannah Sterling at Creative Arts Academy, 165 S Main Street in Bountiful, UT.
For more information call 610-585-3914 or e mail at [email protected]
A Survey of Contemporary Photography in Utah
July 18, 2019 through January 12, 2020
Since its invention, photography has played a role in constructing and projecting Utah’s identity. Yet the most prominent images often reflect government and corporate interests, from the nineteenth-century promotion of Manifest Destiny to today’s marketing of the outdoor recreation industry. While our beloved landscapes—unique, vast, and varied—are a deep source of pride, they represent only part of what Utah is as a place and people.
DE | MARCATION, a limited-edition portfolio surveying the work of Utah contemporary photographers, challenges traditional notions of the West and highlights the state’s complexity. Produced in 2018, the portfolio reflects Utah’s increasing cultural diversity with the majority of its twenty contributing photographers being born outside of Utah, and five outside the United States. Utah’s remarkable and (popular, or often photographed?) landscape does resonate in the works, but it plays a supporting role to gender and power studies, to the investigation of the built environment, and to documentary and conceptual performance practices—all aspects of (recent, or contemporary?) global photographic inquiry.
More than a physical object, the unique portfolio represents a generous act of building and supporting community. DE | MARCATION is the brainchild of artist Amy Jorgensen, executive director of Granary Arts and the head of photography at Snow College. Jorgensen and artist Ed Bateman, University of Utah associate professor of photography and digital imaging, involved a network of artists and arts professionals from across the state and beyond to communally determine the content and scope of the portfolio. For instance, the U’s Book Arts Program played a key role with Red Butte Press, the program’s letterpress publishing imprint, producing the portfolio’s non-photographic materials including its bespoke clamshell box. Many voices had input in shaping DE | MARCATION, and the very act of creation galvanized a community by recognizing a photographic strength and uniting creative networks.
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is honored to extend the project’s spirit of generosity and community building by acquiring and exhibiting the significant work. DE | MARCATION is emblematic of our thriving creative community, but it also presents a de-centered understanding of place, one that is multifaceted and inextricably connected to a globalized world. Within the UMFA’s collection, this insightful snapshot of ideas and attitudes will yield information and inspire creativity for visitors, students, researchers, and artists for a long time.
Artists included in the portfolio include:
Kimberly Anderson, Christine Baczek, David Baddley, Edward Bateman, David Brothers, Van Chu, Samuel Davis, Daniel George, Haynes Goodsell, Mark Hedengren, Amy Jorgensen, Natalie Kirk, Karalee Kuchar, Carsten Meier, Bernard C. Meyers, Andrew Patteson, Kim Raff, Nancy E. Rivera, Fazilat Soukhakia, and Josh Winegar
A pair of iconic tabletop seasonings. Secret lovers. Well-heeled newlyweds. Gothic churches. Iconic landscapes. Kittens.
Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art explores works of art conceived as pairs and examines how timeless pairings from sixteenth-century Europe to contemporary Utah illuminate of-the-moment ideas.
Curator of European, American, and regional art Leslie Anderson conceived and organized the exhibition, the first of its kind devoted to a comprehensive look at the pendant format and the artistic strategies at play in such works. Drawing chiefly from the Museum’s dynamic collection, Power Couples explores how artists have used the pendant format across media, cultures, and time periods to explore gender roles and social status; to present moments of before-and-after, cause-and-effect and departure-and-return; and to compare and contrast familiar stories and ideas.
Visitors are encouraged to engage with these concepts through a variety of in-gallery experiences such as dressing up to create your own pendant, a magnet board that allows you to change and disrupt the gender roles of Barthel Bruyn the Younger’s Portrait of a Gentleman andPortrait of a Lady (ca.1555–1565), and more.
Visitors will find new acquisitions, perennial favorites and rarely seen, recently conserved objects of European, American and Asian art as well as select loans from other museums in a variety of mediums: paintings, prints, sculpture, photographs and video art.
Support for Power Couples is provided by curatorial sponsor Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, conservation sponsor Ann K. Stewart Docent Conservation Fund, and programming sponsor Carolyn & Kem Gardner.
Entrance to Power Couples is included in the price of general admission. Admission is free the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month. See umfa.utah.edu/visit for details.