Events for Art & Museum Exhibits

Expressions of Us Art Show

Join us for an evening of beautiful art, jazz music, and hors d'ouerves as we celebrate the outstanding work of the artists participating in the Work Activity Center's Creative Arts program. Sponsored by the JMP Foundation, the Expressions of Us Art Show showcases one-of-a-kind pieces created by our clients and helps raise funds to support the program in the upcoming year. All proceeds from ticket and art sales go directly towards the Center's Creative Arts program. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online, in-person at the Work Activity Center, or at the Aviary on the evening of the event.


Expressions of Us Art Show

Join us for an evening of beautiful art, jazz music, and hors d'ouerves as we celebrate the outstanding work of the artists participating in the Work Activity Center's Creative Arts program. Sponsored by the JMP Foundation, the Expressions of Us Art Show showcases one-of-a-kind pieces created by our clients and helps raise funds to support the program in the upcoming year. All proceeds from ticket and art sales go directly towards the Center's Creative Arts program. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online, in-person at the Work Activity Center, or at the Aviary on the evening of the event.


Expressions of Us Art Show

Join us for an evening of beautiful art, jazz music, and hors d'ouerves as we celebrate the outstanding work of the artists participating in the Work Activity Center's Creative Arts program. Sponsored by the JMP Foundation, the Expressions of Us Art Show showcases one-of-a-kind pieces created by our clients and helps raise funds to support the program in the upcoming year. All proceeds from ticket and art sales go directly towards the Center's Creative Arts program. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online, in-person at the Work Activity Center, or at the Aviary on the evening of the event.


Utah's Native Artists

Utah’s Native Artists in Exhibition features traditional and contemporary works by Native American artists with Utah ties. The exhibition presents an exciting mix of subject matter, mediums, and forms, and features Utah’s emerging Native artists as well as more recognized and accomplished artists. Exhibition themes draw upon traditional art forms of the region, like Navajo rug or basket weaving, but also showcase more contemporary perspectives expressed through forms such as sculpture, watercolor, and photography. The resulting exhibition invites the viewer to understand the complexity of the Native experience through both historic and modern lenses.  The show is curated in collaboration with local community members Dru Drury and Gary

The exhibit runs from Sept 7 – Oct 12, Mon – Thurs 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and by arrangement. The opening reception is on the 7th from 6 to 8pm


Opening Reception: Carol Sogard & Anna Betbeze

Join UMOCA on September 22 from 7-9 p.m. for the opening of two new exhibitions, Carol Sogard’s 'Artifacts for the 23rd Century', and Anna Betbeze’s 'Dark Sun'. These exhibitions will run from September 22 to January 14. Carol Sogard’s ‘Artifacts for the 23rd Century’ draws attention to the inordinate amount of plastic we consume daily. Through creative reconstruction of these single-use disposable materials, the works explore the use of plastic as product rather than simply a byproduct of our daily habit of consumption. The plastic grocery bag is a common side effect of consumerism. It lacks value beyond its limited use. Sogard’s process of collecting and reusing reclaimed bags and then manipulating their form and context reveals their tactile qualities rather than reaffirming their intended function. In doing so, she challenges the viewer to question the original intent and necessity of the bags and how their lifestyles contribute to the issue. To learn more about Sogard and her work, visit www.carolsogard.com. Anna Betbeze’s ‘Dark Sun’ uses fire, water, acids and colorful industrial-strength dyes to create large-scale abstract paintings on wool rugs. With vivid hues and battered sculptural surfaces, Betbeze’s works are layered and visceral. She describes this experience as “when seeing becomes breathing, stroking, tasting, and sound—often simultaneously.” By using natural processes, Betbeze’s work is a collaboration with nature—one where she establishes a starting point but accepts that eventually things will end up out of her control. By exploring the dichotomies of abjection/beauty, abandonment/care and destruction/creation, each hide-like painting gives the viewer a sense that they were found in their decayed but colorful state rather than made, allowing them to fluctuate anachronistically between historical and contemporary. Dark Sun also includes a new series of works on paper. Betbeze uses saturated pigments, staining, and layered media to make images that are just out of reach to the viewer. Like the recent eclipse where the moon negated the sun, providing a moment of darkness and reflection on our relationship to light, Betbeze's paintings are born from a simulate negation. Using destruction as a force for creation, what remains are works that can be sensed as well as seen.


Artwork by Utah artist Kathy Puzey

The Ogden Nature Center is pleased to host a showing of artwork by Utah artist Kathy Puzey.  Kathy’s art will be on display in the L.S. Peery Education Building from September 22 through December 2.  Kathy creates woodcut prints that are incorporated into 3-D objects that simulate chopped wood with a modern twist.  These unique sculptures must be seen in person! Kathy teaches art at Utah State University. She was a recipient of a Utah Arts & Museums Visual Art Fellowship, has an M.F.A. in printmaking from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a B.F.A. in printmaking and sculpture from Utah State University.
 
On the same evening, Author Mark Sundeen will talk about his book, The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America.


Norse Fest at the Natural History Museum of Utah

Hail! Join us at the Natural History Museum of Utah on Saturday, September 23 for Norse Fest! In conjunction with the Museum’s special exhibit Vikings: Beyond the Legend, NHMU is celebrating all things Norse, from food to music, dance and more. The festival will feature an array of old Norse cultural hallmarks—some you may know, and some you may not. • Watch Norse artists at work, including dancers, weavers, blacksmiths, and more • Research your Viking roots with the LDS Family History Library researchers • Get a taste of culture through a variety of Norse foods • Create your own Viking shield • Hear from several Norse historians and experts at our Nordic Science Café mini-lectures Join us at the Natural History Museum of Utah on Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all of this and more! Norse Fest is included with regular Museum admission.

Information nhmu.utah.edu


Concert and Art Benefit for non-profit DRAW Inc

Music lovers and art enthusiasts will have the chance to support the non-profit DRAW Inc. (http://www.drawinc.org) by attending a Music and Art Benefit event Saturday, September 23, 2017. The casual event, featuring live music and bidding on visual art, will run from 4-10 pm in the Arts Hub outdoor courtyard, 657 100 S. SLC. Tickets cost $15 for general admission, and a limited number of $30 VIP tickets include seating. Tickets on sale at www.eventbrite.com. All proceeds from tickets, art sales, and beverage purchases will benefit DRAW Inc. programming. Generous event sponsorship has been provided by Redrock Brewing Co,, Five Wives Vodka, Firebirds Chile Co, The Urban Lounge, and Hatch Family Chocolates. Cocktails and Beer will be available for purchase. Falafel Tree Food Truck will provide food available for purchase. Attendees must be 21 and over. Bands and performers are kindly donating their time and talent for this event. Live music will feature the high energy Pixie & The Partygrass Boys, who have been described as “Incredibly talented, witty, and engaging” by fans; Joshy Soul, who recently headlined at Craft Lake City; Tonda Gossa Band, the self-described Progressive Synth Pop Rock Band; the innovative SALT Contemporary Dance; George Nelson; the Pansies; and hip hop group The FED. Many visual artists have also generously donated works of art for a Silent Auction. Works range from jewelry to pottery to paintings to prints. Artists include Matt Monson, Terrell Picket, Laurie Tuckerfield, IHSquared, Brooklyn Line Co, Stephanie Hillman Design, Kim Marie Paturzo, Cynthia Xaiz Cool, Chris Maggio, Vinny DiGirolamo, NPB.Spectrum, Kassiah Waddell, Maren Atherton, Cami Chatterton, Jordan Halversen, Desarae Lee, and Chris Madsen, and Nadia Rea Morales. Purchases can be made early online at http://drawinc.org/auctions/ In addition, two painters will be creating works of art at the event. DRAW Inc. has served Utah communities since February 2016. Executive Director Melissa Fullmer and a passionate group of volunteers work to provide art access and classes to adults and youth who don’t normally receive the benefits that art provides. They work with disadvantaged, tragedy stricken, and low-income groups for those coping with loss, abuse, mental illness, homelessness, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia


Utah's Native Artists

Utah’s Native Artists in Exhibition features traditional and contemporary works by Native American artists with Utah ties. The exhibition presents an exciting mix of subject matter, mediums, and forms, and features Utah’s emerging Native artists as well as more recognized and accomplished artists. Exhibition themes draw upon traditional art forms of the region, like Navajo rug or basket weaving, but also showcase more contemporary perspectives expressed through forms such as sculpture, watercolor, and photography. The resulting exhibition invites the viewer to understand the complexity of the Native experience through both historic and modern lenses.  The show is curated in collaboration with local community members Dru Drury and Gary

The exhibit runs from Sept 7 – Oct 12, Mon – Thurs 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and by arrangement. The opening reception is on the 7th from 6 to 8pm


Utah's Native Artists

Utah’s Native Artists in Exhibition features traditional and contemporary works by Native American artists with Utah ties. The exhibition presents an exciting mix of subject matter, mediums, and forms, and features Utah’s emerging Native artists as well as more recognized and accomplished artists. Exhibition themes draw upon traditional art forms of the region, like Navajo rug or basket weaving, but also showcase more contemporary perspectives expressed through forms such as sculpture, watercolor, and photography. The resulting exhibition invites the viewer to understand the complexity of the Native experience through both historic and modern lenses.  The show is curated in collaboration with local community members Dru Drury and Gary Swensen

The exhibit runs from Sept 7 – Oct 12, Mon – Thurs 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and by arrangement. The opening reception is on the 7th from 6 to 8pm