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Picture Your Pet With Santa

The Photo Box Photography will be at the Humane Society of Utah again this holiday season for our annual portrait fundraiser! A variety of backdrops will be available for you to choose from. Portrait sessions can be scheduled with or without pets, kids, family, or Santa. The $25 sitting fee includes a same day 8x10 portrait and is a tax-deductible donation to HSU. The $25 fee MUST be paid at the time of booking. You also have the option to purchase additional prints or holiday greeting cards after your photo shoot. Appointments are available for the following dates: Nov. 4 & 5, Nov. 11 & 12, Nov. 18 & 19, Dec. 2 & 3, Dec. 9 & 10 Register here: https://www.utahhumane.org/PYPWS


Picture Your Pet With Santa

The Photo Box Photography will be at the Humane Society of Utah again this holiday season for our annual portrait fundraiser! A variety of backdrops will be available for you to choose from. Portrait sessions can be scheduled with or without pets, kids, family, or Santa. The $25 sitting fee includes a same day 8x10 portrait and is a tax-deductible donation to HSU. The $25 fee MUST be paid at the time of booking. You also have the option to purchase additional prints or holiday greeting cards after your photo shoot. Appointments are available for the following dates: Nov. 4 & 5, Nov. 11 & 12, Nov. 18 & 19, Dec. 2 & 3, Dec. 9 & 10 Register here: https://www.utahhumane.org/PYPWS


Picture Your Pet With Santa

The Photo Box Photography will be at the Humane Society of Utah again this holiday season for our annual portrait fundraiser! A variety of backdrops will be available for you to choose from. Portrait sessions can be scheduled with or without pets, kids, family, or Santa. The $25 sitting fee includes a same day 8x10 portrait and is a tax-deductible donation to HSU. The $25 fee MUST be paid at the time of booking. You also have the option to purchase additional prints or holiday greeting cards after your photo shoot. Appointments are available for the following dates: Nov. 4 & 5, Nov. 11 & 12, Nov. 18 & 19, Dec. 2 & 3, Dec. 9 & 10 Register here: https://www.utahhumane.org/PYPWS


Picture Your Pet With Santa

The Photo Box Photography will be at the Humane Society of Utah again this holiday season for our annual portrait fundraiser! A variety of backdrops will be available for you to choose from. Portrait sessions can be scheduled with or without pets, kids, family, or Santa. The $25 sitting fee includes a same day 8x10 portrait and is a tax-deductible donation to HSU. The $25 fee MUST be paid at the time of booking. You also have the option to purchase additional prints or holiday greeting cards after your photo shoot. Appointments are available for the following dates: Nov. 4 & 5, Nov. 11 & 12, Nov. 18 & 19, Dec. 2 & 3, Dec. 9 & 10 Register here: https://www.utahhumane.org/PYPWS


Art and Wellness: Mindfulness at the UMFA

Join instructor Gloria Pak and explore the reimagined galleries of the UMFA as we seek to find stillness within ourselves. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation. This free meditation practice is perfect for beginners—everyone is welcome.

This is a free event. More information online umfa.utah.edu


Art and Wellness: Mindfulness at the UMFA

Join instructor Gloria Pak and explore the reimagined galleries of the UMFA as we seek to find stillness within ourselves. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation. This free meditation practice is perfect for beginners—everyone is welcome.

This is a free event. More information online umfa.utah.edu


Scott Plays Scott Joplin Part 4

Scott Plays Scott Joplin – Part Four Free Concert Friday, November 24, 2017 * 7:00 PM Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 1375 Spring Lane, Holladay, UT 84117 Contact: Michael Allen Gray 404-583-5461 michael_allen_gray@yahoo.com FREE CONCERT. On November 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Saint Vincent's Catholic Parish in Holladay, Scott Larrabee, Composer and Jazz Pianist will conclude his Free 4-Part Scott Joplin Concert Series "SCOTT PLAYS SCOTT" commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the death of Music Pioneer, Legend and African-American Composer, Scott Joplin. This conclusion Concert will also feature Saint Vincent's SCOLA Cantorum. Larrabee sees this as dress run for his upcoming 2018 Concert which will honoring Scott Joplin's 150th Birthday. With narration by Baritone Michael Allen Gray, this Storytelling Recital transports us back to the birth of Ragtime and how it changed American Music forever. Performance starts at 7:00 PM and there will be a freewill offering to benefit "Sr. Angela’s Assistance Program for the Poor" All Are Welcome * Family Friendly Scott Joplin Background Dubbed the "King of Ragtime", Scott Joplin was an African-American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime". During his brief career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first, and most popular pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", became ragtime's first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag. Born in the late 1860s somewhere along the border between Texas and Arkansas, Scott Joplin took up the piano as a child and eventually became a travelling musician as a teen. He immersed himself in the emerging musical form known as ragtime and became the genre’s foremost composer with tunes like "The Entertainer," "Solace" and "The Maple Leaf Rag," which is the biggest-selling ragtime song in history. Joplin also penned the operas Guest of Honor and Treemonisha. He died in New York City on April 1, 1917. Scott Joplin's exact date of birth and location is not known, though it is estimated that he was born between the summer of June 1867 and January 1868. Born to Florence Givens and Giles Joplin, Scott grew up in Texarkana, a town situated on the border between Texas and Arkansas. The Joplins were a musical family, with Florence being a singer and banjo player and Giles a violinist; Scott learned how to play the guitar at a young age and later took to the piano, displaying a gift for the instrument. Julius Weiss, a German music teacher who lived in Joplin's hometown, gave the young pianist further instruction. Joplin was also a vocalist and would play the cornet as well. Joplin left home during his teen years and began work as a travelling musician, playing in bars and dance halls where new musical forms were featured that formed the basis of ragtime, which had distinct, syncopated rhythms and a fusion of musical sensibilities. Joplin lived for a time in Sedalia, Missouri in the 1880s and in 1893 he fronted a band in Chicago during the World Fair. He later settled in Sedalia again while continuing to travel, with the waltzes "Please Say You Will" and "A Picture of Her Face" becoming his first two published songs. Viewed as the "King of Ragtime," Scott Joplin was the foremost composer of the genre in the early 20th century, known for works like "The Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer." inspiring the creation of Modern Jazz.


Art and Wellness: Mindfulness at the UMFA

Join instructor Gloria Pak and explore the reimagined galleries of the UMFA as we seek to find stillness within ourselves. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation. This free meditation practice is perfect for beginners—everyone is welcome.

This is a free event. More information online umfa.utah.edu


World AIDS Day with(out) Art 2017

Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art video program, titled ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS

Visual AIDS has commissioned seven artists— Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye, Reina Gosset, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona McClodden and Brontez Purnell–to create short videos about seven minutes each in length about the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis. The video program, titled ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS, is the 28th iteration of Visual AIDS’ longstanding Day With(out) Art project. Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS looks to prioritize Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic.

Additional information, artist / curator bios, and updates on our planned 2017 Day With(out) programming can be found here:  www.visualaids.org/projects/detail/alternate-endings-radical-beginnings


2017 Anne and Sandy Dolowitz Lecture in Human Rights: "The Global Resurgence of Violent Extremism: A Panel Discussion"

The annual Dolowitz Lecture in Human Rights was established in 2007 in the International Studies Program at the University of Utah. Given the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and beyond, this year’s presentation will take the form of a panel discussion. Academic, civic, and student leaders will address the historical and contemporary dynamics of violent extremism in the US and around the globe. At issue are questions of ethnic nationalism, free speech, intolerance, and ideologies that justify or perpetuate violence. At stake is the very possibility of respectful and peaceful dialogue. Moderator Kilo Zamora | Gender Studies | University of Utah Panelists Brittney Nystrom | American Civil Liberties Union of Utah Laurie Marhoefer | Department of History | University of Washington Angela Romero | Utah District 26 | Utah State House of Representatives Jonathan Brunstedt | Department of History | Utah State University Irene Ota | College of Social Work | University of Utah Dillon Clark | Young Americans for Freedom *Reception immediately following the panel discussion **Parking at the U is limited; consider using TRAX (exit at Stadium Station) Do you have questions that you would like the panelists to address? Submit them in advance by sending an email to ias@utah.edu