Events for Art & Museum Exhibits

Craft Lake City Workshop: Marbled Greeting Cards

Craft your own gorgeous hand-marbled greeting cards (or valentines!) with local artisan Allison Claire Cards in this hands-on DIY workshop! Using accessible and beginner-friendly tools as well as a variety of stamps and other materials, you will learn how to create unique stationery that you can use to share X's and O's with the loved ones in your life! Before the dawn of our current tech era, handwritten letters were the dominant form of correspondence. Love letters, birthday cards, sympathy notes... there was the perfect type of letter for each occasion and it was made that much more personal by being penned by its sender. Join the snail mail revolution as we celebrate the lost art of heartfelt analog communications, all while learning new skills and having fun! All supplies are provided, and beginners are welcome. Attendees will also receive a bonus $10 gift card to one of the restaurants at Valley Fair for their next visit!

Tickets available here: https://form.jotform.com/213627822245152

About the Instructor: Hi! My name is Allison and I work full time as a pediatric physical therapist. I have been an avid lover of writing letters for years; my mom and grandmas instilled the importance of thank you notes and sending snail mail to loved ones from an early age. I started making hand-marbled stationery as a hobby during the COVID pandemic which eventually turned into opening my own Etsy shop. I've loved experimenting with different color schemes and look forward to sharing my passion for this beginner-friendly craft with each of you! (@allisonclairecards on Instagram) About Craft Lake City: Craft Lake City® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City offers year-round community craft workshops taught by Utah’s top artisans. More info is at craftlakecity.com.



Craft Lake City Workshop: Constellation Necklaces at NHMU

In this NHMU Craft Workshop presented by Craft Lake City, local artisan Heather Leeflang of H Works Jewelry will introduce attendees to the art of metal scribing. Attendees will inscribe constellations onto copper and brass discs, and then hand score the patterns to create personalized charms. After the constellation designs are complete, the charms will be attached to a silver chain to create a necklace to wear or share. Materials will be provided and no experience is necessary.

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About the artist: Heather Leeflang’s jewelry is designed to present complex ideas reduced to their most minimal forms – jewelry that is unadorned in its aesthetic. Throughout her life she has used jewelry as a way of communicating things about herself to the world, and she enjoys offering her work to others who connect to jewelry in the same way.



The Beat of Our Blood

"The Beat of Our Blood” Is a collection of works by Black, Indigenous, and POC artists. This collection of art centers around the theme of cultural reclamation, and seeks to highlight the traditions, customs, spiritual practices and beliefs of our ancestors that influences our culture and behaviors today. This exhibit seeks to provide support and recognition for local POC artists and their diverse styles.

This exhibit will hang from February 1 to 28, with a gallery stroll reception on Friday, February 18, from 6-9pm. Admission is free and open to the public.



Craft Lake City Workshop: Crepe Paper Flowers at NHMU

Join us in welcoming the upcoming spring by learning to create beautiful, realistic poppies out of crepe paper! Sarah Dawson of Lively Clementine will teach you how to cut, shape, and tint crepe paper into gorgeous flowers. In this class, you will create a "lively" 3 flower arrangement to take home plus additional crepe for you to continue on your crepe paper artistry journey. This workshop is beginner-friendly, and all materials will be provided.

About the artist: Our mission is to spread love by creating beautiful flowers. We believe that the very act of creating uplifts our own lives and in turn brightens the lives of those around us. Whether you want to “treat yo self” with a beautiful arrangement that will brighten your home or give the gift of flowers that will never die, both make the world a little more beautiful and loving. We are so grateful for the opportunity to create, uplift, and connect with you.

Information: https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/craft-workshop-crepe-paper-flowers