RadioACTive 01.13.22

  • January 13, 2022
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RadioACTive #artsandculture report, with Art Access and the Utah Musuem of Contempoary Art, both of which are opening significant new exhibits this month: Partners, Our Wake Up Call For Freedoms, Shattering the Pictures in Our Heads, Re-Indigenizing Media in the Mountain West.

Tonight's show featured the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community! 

Art Access debuts two years' worth of work by its Partners program at the Davis County Art Center this weekend. RadioACTive got a preview with Executive Director Gabriella Huggins, Programs Manager Max Barnewitz and curator Chauncey Secrist. 

  • Jan. 15-Feb. 26: Art Acces Partners 2020-2021 at Bountiful Davis Art Center. Partners is Art Access’ mentoring program that matches an emerging artist with a disability or from another marginalized community with an established artist. For one year the artists learn new artistic and professional skills. The Partners experience culminates in this group exhibit consisting of mentors' and mentees' work. 

  • Jan. 21: Deadline for Partners 2022 applications. If you are an artist with a disability or from another group traditionally marginalized in the cultural sector, this program will pair you with a mentor to help you progress as a professional artist. Deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022. Click here to apply.

  • May 19: Art Access 300 Plates, an annual fundraiser held every May that benefits the programs of Art Access. This popular art sale involves 200 Utah artists creating over 380 works of art on 10"x11" panels. ARTISTS, click here to apply.

Five new exhibits are being installed at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. RadioACTive got a preview with Executive Director Laura Hurtado and Jared Steffensen, curator of exhibits.  

  • Jan. 21-June 4: Our Wake Up Call For Freedoms at UMOCA. "A collaboration between UMOCA and the For Freedoms artist collective, the exhibition examines creativity as a core societal value capable of creating political change. Timed to coincide with the 2022 Utah Legislative Session, this participative exhibition invites visitors to create yard signs, posters, and other visual materials associated with political campaigns and movements. Through this process, visitors are invited to consider the potential of creativity in the conception of radical, imaginative, and visionary solutions to social issues and identify how art can augment political problem-solving, which tends toward reactionary, zero-sum solutions." The opening reception has moved to Feb. 18th, due to COVID.

Another exhibit being installed this month at UMOCA is Shattering the Pictures in Our Heads — an immersive documentary exhibit that deconstructs the “Mythic Indian” stereotype —running from January 12 through April 30. RadioACTive got a preview from organizers and artists involved in that exhibit, including members of the Shoshone Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Nevada and Idaho:

  • Karem Orrego (Director), a filmmaker and educator from Lima, Peru. She graduated in 2016 with a BA in Film & Media Arts at the University of Utah. Her most recent work as the program director of Edge of Discovery's Deep West Filmmaking Mentorship Program allowed her to produce 40 short documentaries with the youth of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes from the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in NV & ID. 

  • Carol Dalrymple (Producer | 360 Camera Operator), an Emmy-award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of Edge of Discovery, a media arts initiative to explore, engage, and inspire the voices of women and communities overlooked by mainstream media.

  • Colene Paradise (Producer | Script Consultant), a member of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes from the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Owyhee. 

  • Destiny Max (Intern Co-Director | Script Consultant), a member of the Hualapai and Navajo Tribes. She currently attends the University of Nevada, Reno, as a Pre-Nursing student but is also minoring in Indigenous Studies. 

  • Lance Owyhee (Intern Co-Director | Script Consultant), a member of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes. He currently is a sophomore double majoring in Forest Ecology/ Management and Wildlife Ecology/ Conservation and minoring in Indigenous studies. 

  • Cheryl Hernandez (Traditional Dancer), a member of the Paiute tribe from the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Owyhee. She is also a paraprofessional at the Owyhee Combined School. She’s one of the main traditional dancers for Shattering The Pictures In Our Heads.

  • Feb. 18: Due to the increase of Covid cases, the exhibition's opening reception will now be held on February 18, 6-9pm at UMOCA. To RSVP, click here.

Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Tonight's show was produced and hosted by Lara Jones.