Events

300 Plates Registration

2018 300 Plates Fundraiser and Exhibition 300 PLATES 2018 Thurs day, May 17, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM 2018 REGISTRATION DATES: VIP Registration will open on April 17, 2018 General Registration will open on April 24, 2018 All Registration will close on May 11, 2018 What is 300 Plates? 300 Plates is the annual Art Access fundraiser and exhibition. This signature event, first hosted in May 2003, presents unique artwork that is both affordable and highly collectible, created by approximately 160 established and emerging artists from the local community. Using 11 x 10-inch plates (tempered panel or plexiglass), each artist prepares small works in their recognizable style. Finished plates include everything from landscape to assemblage to pop art to photography and more. During the fundraiser and month-long exhibition the plates are hung in the Art Access Gallery, creating a kaleidoscope of one-of-a-kind artwork. This year -- for the first time ever -- we are holding the event OFF SITE in the beautiful Grand Hall at the Gateway (400 W South Temple). No more tents, standing outside in the cold (or rain), or long lines in hallways! Attendees will have more room to move around and party. It will be easier for everyone to hear, there will be more tickets available for sale, and we will have more opportunities for sponsor recognition. This year, we will have more than 400 plates from over 200 local artists, and for the first time ever--you can bring the plates you purchase home with you that night! All of our artists generously reverse the commission normally taken by our organization – i.e., they will receive 30% of plate sales and we will retain 70%. How can you participate? Plate previews are held prior to the event to provide art lovers and potential buyers with a sneak peek of the artwork. On the evening of the event during the preview hours, culinary delights, beverages, and music are enjoyed and each patron is issued one colored wristband in anticipation of the sale. Beginning at 7:00 PM, and every few minutes thereafter, a random color is announced until all wristband colors have been called. Those patrons are invited to enter the gallery and purchase one plate each. Plate prices start at $85 and increase sequentially in one-dollar increments. This year, approximately 6 artists' plates will be set aside for a blind silent auction, selling from $400 – the sky's the limit. Plates that do not sell on the night of the event may be purchased at Art Access during regular business hours throughout the exhibition. Interested in becoming a SPONSOR for this event? Contact Shandra Benito at 801-328-0703, option 3 The featured plate above is by Jenni Eames for the 2018 300 Plates Fundraiser and Exhibition.


Art and Wellness: Mindfulness at the UMFA

Join instructor Charlotte Bell and explore the reimagined galleries of the UMFA as we seek to find stillness within ourselves. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation. This free meditation practice is perfect for beginners—everyone is welcome.

Charlotte Bell has practiced yoga since 1982. Certified by B. K. S. Iyengar, she has taught classes and workshops continuously since 1986. She has practiced Insight Meditation since 1988 and has attended silent retreats of up to 30 days almost every year since then. The author Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life: A Guide for Everyday Practice (Rodmell Press, 2007) and Yoga for Meditators (Rodmell Press, 2011), Charlotte has also written for Yoga Journal, Yoga International, CATALYST magazine, and other publications and blogs. A lifelong musician, she plays oboe and English horn in the Salt Lake Symphony and the folk sextet, Red Rock Rondo. Her new book, Hip-Healthy Asana, will be published by Shambhala Publications in 2018.


Winding Road in Concert

Join Winding Road for a night of rock ' n' roll favorites from the 60's and 70's. This free concert is recommended for music lovers of all ages.


Anna McClellan with STAFFERS, Opaline, Krooked Kings

The road to Anna McClellan’s Yes and No was not just a metaphorical one. Born 
out of a long solo road trip McClellan took in 2015, the songs map her emotions 
of the two year period in which they were written like a highway is laid out before 
its driver. With decent savings, she set off due west, keyboard laid across the 
backseat, with little plan other than a call ahead to some friends and the idea that 
playing shows along the way would be cool. Though the trip lasted only four 
months, McClellan continued bouncing around from New York to Omaha and 
back, until finally settling in NYC in January of 2017. 
It is fitting that these songs 
were conceived in a period of restlessness. 

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Jessie Ware

Sing your heart out with the beautiful and soulful Jessie Ware on April 24th when she comes to The Depot! Doors: 7pm, Show: 8pm. All Ages Event

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FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Can a garden be art? Can a gardener be an artist? Through poetic cinematography and intimate conversation, Five Seasons illuminates how Piet Oudolf, designer of New York’s High Line and other celebrated public spaces, has radically changed ideas about garden and landscape design and elevated himself to the highest echelons of contemporary art. An experiential portrait of a difficult and complex creative mind, Piet leads filmmaker Thomas Piper on a wandering journey across five seasons, visiting his iconic works as well as far-flung sources of inspiration, forever changing the way we see, and think about, beauty.

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Whores with Bummer, Baby Gurl, Swarmer

"To put it plainly, Whores' debut EP, Ruiner, finds the Atlanta noise-rock trio destroying everything in sight with a pulverizing rumble of slow rhythm and hatred. Singer/guitarist Christian Lembach's possessed vocalizations sway between soaring melodies and screaming lashings in "Daddy's Money." The song pulls back the hammer and a blast of methodical, teeth-gnashing rage ensues without an ounce of subtlety heard anywhere throughout the four remaining songs. But there is a tuneful drive behind standout cuts "Fake Life" and "Straight Down." Each one moves with brute force, drawing strength from its own ferocity as the bass-heavy rhythms reveal themselves as the vicious centerpiece. The production is clean, direct and loud, facilitating the strengths on "Fake Life." Each song punches with reactionary, and ultimately rewarding, fits of pure psychosis. (4 out of 5 stars)" -Creative Loafing Atlanta

www.theurbanloungeslc.com


TWIZTID Summon The Majik Ninjas Tour with Blaze Ya Dead Homie Gorilla Voltage Shadow D

www.thecomplexslc.com


Khruangbin

Though the band's inspiration comes from all around the world, their roots are distinctly Texan. Ever since their first rehearsals, Khruangbin have recorded at their remote Burton barn, their spiritual home. Which means their stage performance was honed not playing to hipsters in venues, but to cows out to pasture.


Frank Zoo w/ Na-G

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