Mimi Knowles

Square One: Helper Artists of Utah exhibition at Finch Lane Gallery

Once an abandoned mining town, Helper, Utah is now a thriving art community. The success of Helper was an unintended consequence of the desire of a number of educators, led by art professors David Dornan and Paul Davis, who found that the lonely town offered not only the solitude they needed for creativity in their own work, but affordable space to teach serious art students the fundamentals of drawing and painting contemporary realism. Armed with the mantra, “learn your craft,” the Helper school opened in the spring of 1995. The school’s teachers didn’t just tell students how to paint, they showed them how to paint. Dornan noted “…if a student wants to paint a better apple, show them how to paint a better apple, don’t start talking about the relevance of an apple.” For Paul Davis, the school offered space for clarity, “after a while it got so that you could see what a student was thinking while looking at their drawing or painting, then you could help them to understand that the problem had nothing to do with mere talent, but that the issue was more about the way in which they focused their minds.” The exhibition runs through February 23.

Human Trafficking: Architectures of Understanding, Enforcement and Aid

The 2018 Human Trafficking Symposium will discuss how constructions and definitions of human trafficking impact how it is addressed. Who are the victims, who are the criminals, and who determines this and how? Are there policy gaps? Who might be falling through? This year, we have invited professionals and community leaders who work against human trafficking at all levels, from policy to enforcement, from aid to prosecution, to discuss their unique perspectives of what the problem is, its content, and borders. We will discover how each of these organizations work together, discuss what different or competing understandings of the issue are informing conduct and policies, then talk about what is being done, is not being done, and where there are issues that need to be addressed. Visit the event website for more:

Tom Bennett Live in Heber City

Collectors' Book Salon: The Great Finds Salon

Wellers is quite excited to resume our monthly get-togethers for book collectors and biblio-nerds. As is Weller Book Works’ custom for the initial salon of the New Year, on January 26th, we’ll have a sharing event for collectors. This year, we are asking you to bring and show a book that was a “great find,” and tell us why you value it and how and where you found it. One of my favorite aspects of book collecting is that the knowledgeable collector has the ability to recognize important and valuable books that others would overlook. A smart book person with a modest budget will beat wealthy buyers to great books with frequency. Join us Friday, January 26th, for The Great Finds Salon. Bring a book you discovered in an unusual place, rescued from oblivion, or plucked from chaos. We’ll take turns showing our books and telling stories about our discoveries. Readers read alone. Have you missed your bibliophilic buddies? I have. Want to make a new smart friend? Join Weller Book Works for both Collectors’ Book Salons. Friday, January 26, pick your “great find,” grab a friend, don something fine or funny and join us. On February 23 plan on hearing from Daniel Davison and seeing his interesting articles. Salons start at 6:30. The Chat begins at 7:15.

YUNG LEAN & SAD BOYS Stranger Tour


Get ready! STRFKR returns to The Depot on January 26, 2018 with special guest Reptaliens!

Tony Holiday

Hard Times with When The Walls Fell, Mother Lights, Carlos Viitanen

Soulacybin with Artemis, 10e

Soulacybin was incubated as pure auditory information, coded deep in alien realms of distant, future space. This auditory entity was sequenced into the DNA of a mushroom spore, then propelled through time and space on a trajectory for Planet Earth. Upon arriving on our planet, the spore germinated in the form of Earth music, bringing its intricately coded information to us through precisely arranged sound and vibration. Representing the bio-mechanically fused organisms of its home world, Soulacybin balances deep, squishy realms of organic dub with digital, hyper-active percussion and slimy, stretchy basslines. Thriving on the nervous system of musician John LaBoone, Soulacybin is here to bring its yet-unknown alien message to lovers of deep, patient, thoughtful music.