Events for Art & Museum Exhibits


Artist Talk, DE | MARCATION: The Community Behind the Photography Portfolio. The artist panel will present at 6pm and the community reception is at 7. The lecture and community reception is free. Gallery Admission $5 after 5 pm

The panel will include Edward Bateman, associate professor and head of the photography and digital imaging at the University of Utah Amy Jorgensen, executive director of Granary Arts and associate professor and head of photography at Snow College Marnie Powers-Torrey, managing director of the Book Arts Program, associate librarian at the J. Willard Marriott Library, and master printer for Red Butte Press at the University of Utah Nancy Rivera, Visual Arts Coordinator at the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

Paper Mache Taxidermy

September 27th Friday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Ages 8+ Cost $35 Create your own whimsical animal paper mache head with whatever creative touches you wish. Heads backed on wooden plaques. The perfect addition to any home decor. Come see what your imagination can design. All materials are provided. All participants receive a 10% discount on any gift shop purchases made during the workshop.

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Zak Podmore Book Launch: Confluence

Bluff writer Zak Podmore presents his debut collection of nonfiction essays, Confluence: Navigating the Personal & Political on Rivers of the New West. Zak Podmore sets out to explore exploited Western rivers—and some of the most pressing environmental justice issues of our time. After losing his river-running mother to cancer, Podmore disappears into the American West’s iconic canyon country to heal. He kayaks down a rare release of water in the Colorado River Delta, investigates uranium tailings on Ute Mountain Ute lands near the San Juan River, and interrogates the treatment of asylum seekers crossing the Rio Grande. Confluence presents an up-close, personal perspective on our responsibility to rivers and to each other. Zak Podmore is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Outside, Sierra, High Country News, and Canoe & Kayak. He lives in Utah where he reports for The Salt Lake Tribune.

This event is presented by Friends of Cedar Mesa and Torrey House Press, and it is supported in part by Utah Humanities and Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and National Endowment for the Arts.

Silk Painting Workshop

October 5th Saturday 9:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ages 8+ Cost $125 Students will primarily explore water soluble resist using the serti method of silk painting. The artists will learn to transfer a design onto silk, apply resist lines and experiment with a number of other silk painting techniques. Artists will go home with one scarf and one small stretched practice piece. As Debbi guides each artist through the possibilities their painting presents, there will be a number of demonstrations. This is an eight hour class. All supplies are included in the class fee. If you’d like to bring your own design, please prepare a dark lined actual size design. You may choose a silk satin 8x54 or a Habotai 11x60. Debbi can help you find a design if needed. All participants receive a 10% discount on any gift shop purchases made during the workshop.

Pom Pom Earring Workshop

October 10th Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ages 12+ Cost $30 Girls night out!! Learn to make these fun and custom pom pom earrings. Each participant will receive an easy-to-use pom pom maker and the instruction needed to make their own set of earrings. A variety of yarn colors will be available to choose from and can be used to create a solid color, speckled, or striped pom pom. Earring hooks are nickel free and earring chain is gold plated steel. All materials are provided. All participants receive a 10% discount on any gift shop purchases made during the workshop.

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Utah Design Exhibit 2019: Fine Furniture + Design Showcase

The Utah Design Exhibit (UDx) is an annual furniture and design show that features fine furniture and interior products that are designed and built by both emerging and established designers and furniture builders. The event occurs in conjunction with Salt Lake Design Week, and will occur over three days including an opening party. There will be 16 furniture exhibitors, and 6 home décor exhibitors; and this year we are also introducing a design competition to the exhibit. The competition will be centered around one of the icons of design and furniture building mastery; The Chair. Admitted pieces will be judged by a panel and members of the panel will be announced on September 1st. There will be a $1,000 cash prize for the builder of the selected chair.

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