When April 27, 2022 at 12:00pm 5 hrs
Contact What is it you plan to do? Riverton Old Dome Gallery Art exhibition [email protected]
Tuesday, March 29-Wednesday, April 27 Exhibit hours Monday-Wednesday, Noon-5 p.m. Other times or groups by appointment at 385-237-2421 Public Open House Monday, March 28 6-8 p.m. Old Dome Meeting Hall, 1452 W. 12600 S. Riverton, Utah

Utah Department of Arts and Museums traveling exhibit "What is it you plan to do.....?" will be at the Old Dome Meeting Hall Art Gallery March 29- April 27. In 1992 Mary Oliver wrote the poem "The Summer Day" which ends with the acclaimed lines, "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" This exhibit seeks to explore that question. One of the most important things about making art is that it involves exploration. An artist finds inspiration to make art by exploring things that interest her; that could involve things that she likes to look at; to do; to touch; to think about; to challenge or protest about. To convert that exploration into a piece of art, involves processing the visual, physical or emotional stimulus and converting it into something that previously didn't exist i.e. "a work of art". That act of exploration and making usually involves deep observing, touching, doing and thinking. The act of deeply doing these things is what interests me, because, in an age where we can scroll through hundreds of images in a minute and be digitally entertained in any moment of down time, are we losing the ability to, deeply, slowly, thoughtfully, explore and process the real world, and if so, how will this change us as humans? The work in this exhibit has been created by artists who are exploring their world in various ways but all with the objective of understanding it better. Take the time to be with each piece, to deeply look and think about it, and afterwards consider taking the time to take notice of your world deeply and think about "what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"