Events for Just for Kids

Family Art Saturday: Stop and Go

Can moving images represent the real world? Justin Chouinard creates media sculptures, performances, and motion image artworks inspired by the limitations of film. Learn how a sequence of still images can trick the brain into seeing movement, and then illustrate your own flipbook animation for a take-home artwork that embodies both the static and cinematic. View Justin Chouinard’s work, These Ribbons Are Substratum, in the A-I-R Space from March 17 to April 22. About Family Art Saturday: UMOCA invites children of all ages and their families to discover our changing exhibitions and participate together in hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Each activity connects to a brand new idea, medium or theme explored by an artist currently exhibited in the museum. Projects are suitable from toddler to tween in a wide range of abilities. Family Art Saturday is held the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. This program is offered free of charge, but museum admission is a $5 suggested donation to help support our programming. Please direct any questions to our Curator of Public Engagement, Elly Baldwin: elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org or call us at 801-328-4201. Photo: Courtesy of the artist, Justin Chouinard | These Ribbons Are Substratum


Guest Author Mikey Brooks

Ten-year-old twins Ethan and Emmy’s parents have never told their kids what they do for a living. Then just before Halloween, Ethan, Emmy, and their best friend Jax discover a HUGE secret: could their parents actually be . . . witch hunters? Meanwhile at school, a new team of glamorous lunch ladies arrives on the scene, serving meals that taste way too good to come from a school cafeteria. There’s only one logical explanation: they’re witches, and the meals they serve are spiked with a dangerous potion! Why have witches come to Roosevelt Elementary? Ethan and Emmy have only one option if they want to save their school and find their parents: become witch hunters themselves. Join us Saturday afternoon, April 29th, for a release party for Mikey Brooks' new book, The W.H.O. Files: Potions in the Pizza, featuring a special storytime reading, book signing, activities, and even some snacks! We'll start at 1 p.m.


RDT Presents Ring Around the Rose: Timpanogos Storytelling

Lose yourself to a world of imagination with some of the area's best storytellers from Timpanogos Storytellers. This special performance will feature storyteller Wendy Gourley. Ring Around the Rose is Repertory Dance Theatre’s wiggle-friendly series of performances for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. Ring Around the Rose is made possible in part by grants from the Utah Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Salt Lake City Arts Council, and the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks program.


Family Art Saturday: Silhouette of a Better World

The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be challenges viewers to think about the hardships that humans create for one another in the world. The international artists who take part in this exhibition ask their audience to take action and create a brighter future. Outline your own silhouette and fill it with your vision for a better world and your dreams for the future you would like to live in. View “The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be” in the Street and Codec Galleries until May 13. About Family Art Saturday: UMOCA invites children of all ages and their families to discover our changing exhibitions and participate together in hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Each activity connects to a brand new idea, medium or theme explored by an artist currently exhibited in the museum. Projects are suitable from toddler to tween in a wide range of abilities. Family Art Saturday is held the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. This program is offered free of charge, but museum admission is a $5 suggested donation to help support our programming. Please direct any questions to our Curator of Public Engagement, Elly Baldwin: elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org or call us at 801-328-4201. Photo: Courtesy of the artists, Leandro Lima and Gisela Motta | I.E.D (Improvised Explosive Device) (2007), video.