For the past 20 years, the Re Use People have been the vanguard of the upcycling trend – working with builders and contractors to deconstruct rather than demolish, so that materials can find new life in other structures. Since their start, they have saved about 300,000 tons from landfills.
The Utah Film Center celebrates 10 years of their LGBT focused Damn These Heels film festival. The event provides an opportunity to connect people through film – giving rise to greater understanding, tolerance, and self-acceptance.
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
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
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.
Dallas Graham is the artist behind The Jolly Troop, an art-design project comprised of a cute band of birds that he drafted up out of commas and exclamation marks. Their motto is ‘Pause and Rejoice,’ and Dallas will be using his month long artist residency at The Leonardo to explore their possibilities.
Mondo Utah runs through December 14.
The American Association of University Women is focused on supporting women’s opportunities for educational and professional advancement. That mission extends to their support of Women in the Arts, every three years they solicit submission and show works created by local women.