Art & Wellness: Yoga in the Great Hall

Experience the art of yoga. Join us in the UMFA Great Hall to explore connections between the practice of yoga and themes found in the art on view in the galleries. All levels are welcome and a limited number of mats are available.
Classes are led by Jendar Marie Morales, a Yoga Alliance registered master teacher who focuses on hatha, vinyasa, and restorative styles of yoga. She helps run the University of Utah Yoga Teacher Training and teaches yoga across Salt Lake City. Morales has an MA in museum studies from New York University and is the director and curator of Mestizo Gallery.
The series runs every Thursday from January 25 through March 15. Sponsored by University of Utah PEAK Health and Fitness.

Volunteer Fair

Join us for an open house orientation on refugees and learn about volunteer opportunities in Utah. The fair will help you: Understand who refugees are and their needs. Become familiar with volunteer opportunities in Utah. Connect with local nonprofit organizations. Local refugees will be selling their art! Participating Organizations: Refugee Services Office International Rescue Committee Refugee & Immigrant Center – Asian Association of Utah Catholic Community Services English Skills Learning Center Utah Health & Human Rights Utah Refugee Connection LDS Church Know Your Neighbor Program 4-H USU Extension

Books and Bridges presents Kristin Matthews

Kristin Matthews, Professor of English at Brigham Young University, will present from her book “Reading America: Citizenship, Democracy, and Cold War Literature.” She examines how literature and reading practices reflected cold war paranoia. The desire to defeat Communism prompted a particular brand of “Americanism” at home. Politicians, educators, cultural critics, and writers linked the activity of reading with being a “good American.” Matthews situates the fiction of J. D. Salinger, Ralph Ellison, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, and Maxine Hong Kingston within these debates, illustrating how Cold War literature was a vested participant in postwar efforts to define good reading and citizenship. This event is organized by Books & Bridges — a community institute of ideas and conversation. Our mission is to facilitate discussion on the best of human thought. We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities—novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics and epics—lifts us to our better angels. In our busy world we need space for friends and fellow learners to do a little more heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind.

Paisley Rekdal and Natalie Taylor read at Read Local Series

The latest event in the Finch Lane Gallery Read Local Series will be Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Finch Lane Gallery, 54 Finch Lane. The event is free of charge. Taylor won first place in the 2016 Utah Originial Writing competition and was named a 2017 Mari Sandoz Emerging Writer. She will read from her book “Eden’s Edge.” Rekdal, Utah’s Poet Laureate is the author of books of essays, five books of poetry, and a hybrid-genre photo-text books. Rekdal will read from “Imaginary Vessels.” A conversation about the writing process will be facilitated by David G. Pace.

My Dad The Astronaut with Gooch

My Dad The Astronaut a 3-5 piece experimental rock project created by Matt Gummow (Lead Guitar/Keys), Nick Gibson (Vocals/Banging Noises), and Jayson Haslam Brock (Bass/Woodwork) on a rainy summer day in 2016.

The band was later joined by the beautiful and talented Scott Castillo (Drums), who made things a lot easier for everyone, supplying the dudes with sick rhythms and terrible puns.

Science on Tap 3 with Aurelie Kapusta

Join us for Science on Tap 3 where Scientists Talk. People Learn. Everybody Drinks! Invasion of the body snatchers? Is most of your DNA hereditary or was it hijacked? Join Dr. Aurelie will lets us know what the deal is with most of your genome.

Mr Hudson

Mome Wrath at Metro Music Hall

Mome Wrath takes the stage with their friends Salduro and Greenmont for a night of live music at one of Utah's finest music venues Metro Music Hall. Doors open at 8:30 music at 9:30. Tickets are $5. This is a 21+ show. Utah naitives, Mome Wrath is an Indie Progressive band with a bit of a rock opera flair.

Cluster Pluck

Fiber Art Exhibit

Lucy Peterson Watkins’ Fiber Art Exhibit will hang January 5th through February 25th. Lucy draws her inspiration from Utah and southwestern landscapes. Her unique art is a mix of photography, painting, embroidery, and quilting on silk or muslin fabric.