The new exhibit at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts is an interactive Drawing Lab, which gives visitors the opportunity to experiment with different forms of mark making. Building from the idea that drawing is a fundamental human instinct of expression, the Lab considers the formal and informal ways we follow that instinct.
Drawing Lab is open through August 25
Since the 1970s the Writers at Work Conference has been a yearly opportunity for local writers to access coaching, workshops, and useful information about approaching the publishing realm. Board member Rachel Marston, and teacher/former board member/award-winning local poet Katharine Coles discuss the event – how it creates community and and gives writers a fresh set of eyes to develop their work.
The Writers at Work Conference will be held June 5-9 at the Alta Lodge
We’re sad to say that Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founder of The Doors, passed away today in Germany. He was 74.
In addition to his time with The Doors, Manzarek played in many other bands, recorded a rock adaptation of Carmina Burana with Phillip Glass, and worked with Echo & the Bunnymen, X, Iggy Pop and more. He will be missed
On this day in 1967 the BBC previewed a new album from The Beatles. Just a little something, you may have heard of it…
It’s been said that Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys broke down and cried when he heard this record, he was so devastated it wasn’t his own creation. (Although Paul McCartney has said, in turn, that the orchestral arrangements on Pet Sounds were an inspiration.)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is KRCL’s featured album of the day.
Jorge Fierro of Frida Bistro and Rico has taken up the cause of The Burrito Project. Based out of his kitchens, the SLC chapter of the national effort brings on volunteers a few days each week – one crew to make hundreds of rice & bean burritos, and another crew to distribute them to the homeless via bicycle. It’s a nutritious, delicious, and surprisingly easy way to do some real good in our community.
Living Traditions Festival celebrates the arts and traditions of the many ethnic communities throughout the valley. This episode of The Beehive focuses on the creative works of a young Native American potter, taking after her parents, and a 93 year old master of Japanese calligraphy.
The Living Traditions Festival is May 17-19
Every Spring, the Living Traditions Festival celebrates the folk and ethnic artistic traditions that flourish in our community. This episode of The Beehive features two of this year’s featured artists. Jachelle Yazzie is a first time participant in the event; as a young Navajo potter, she is finding her own place in her cultural tradition. Masami Hayashi has been displaying his work as a master of Japanese calligraphy for decades.
For 3 years, Andy Murphy has coordinated the Bob Dylan Birthday Bash – a celebration of the musical legend featuring tributes from local bands. This year’s celebration will be the biggest so far!
The Birthday Bash is Friday, May 24 at The Garage on Beck
Gray, a member of the Wasatch Wordsmiths, talks about the impact of performance poetry as an art form and a community here in Salt Lake City. He and other members of the Slam Poetry scene are fundraising to get to the National Competition.