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Monday, August 2, 2010

Salon 2010 Art Exhibition @ SLAC Green Room (SLC: Aug 8)


Salt Lake Acting Company is proud to showcase the work of 20 local artists in Salon 2010 - a new art exhibit that has transformed SLAC's Green Room (a longtime pre- and post-show party room for audience members) into a gallery displaying work by artists, each with an affiliation with SLAC and its 40-year history. Salon 2010 features an array of diverse media including drawings, photography, oil paintings, prints, mixed media, and illustrations.

Una Pett, SLAC's Grants Coordinator and Salon curator, is an artist and teacher at the Visual Art Institute in Salt Lake City. She wanted to explore SLAC's Green Room as viable space for the exhibition of visual art, following her own experience exhibiting portraits created in conjunction with SLAC's Fall 2009 production of MASTER CLASS. Pett says: "Part of SLAC's mission is to nurture a community of artists. This exhibition stems from that-and it extends the reach to bring artists of other disciplines to the Salt Lake Acting Company."

Artists featured in Salon 2010 are practicing artists who are in some way associated with SLAC. Their connections range from actors and current and past Board members to staff, subscribers, family members, graphic designers and freelance illustrators. They include (listed here with SLAC relationship):
ž Ron Allen (Board member)
ž Pat Bagley (award-winning political cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune; illustrator & graphic designer for SATURDAY'S VOYEUR)
ž Kim Blackett (graphic designer, local actor)
ž Eli and Jonah Borgenicht (family)
ž Melanie Borgenicht (scenic painter; family)
ž Connie Borup (subscriber)
ž Marian Dunn (audience member)
ž Thom Gourley (photographer-for-hire)
ž Matthew Hall (graphic designer / playbills)
ž J.P. Jespersen (family of Board member)
ž Brett Johnson (Board member)
ž Marjorie McClure (audience member)
ž Kathy Johnson Moffat (subscriber)
ž Anne Morgan Jespersen (subscriber)
ž Gerry Nichols (Board member)
ž Mark Pett (illustrator, family)
ž Una Pett (grants coordinator)
ž Max Robinson (actor, CHARM, 09/10 Season)
ž Aaron Swenson (actor, SATURDAY'S VOYEUR, 09/10 Season)

The majority of the artwork showcased is for sale and all proceeds go to the artists.

Salt Lake Acting Company will host a reception in the Green Room open to the public on Sunday, August 8 at 6:00 PM. Light fare and wine will be served; following the reception is a performance of SATURDAY'S VOYEUR starting at 7:00 PM. The reception is free of charge and tickets for VOYEUR can be purchased at the theatre or by calling 801.363.7522.

As SLAC embarks on its 40th Season, the company hopes to continue its series of exhibitions, bringing in new work to coincide with each of the season's new plays.

Salon 2010 is on display and open to the public now through the run of SATURDAY'S VOYEUR.

SATURDAY'S VOYEUR by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht, with Alexis Baigue, Stephanie Chace Bass, Ashley Gardner Carlson, Steven Fehr, Kent Harrison Hayes, Justin Ivie, Shannon Musgrave, Victoria Elena Nones, Jesse Pepe, Jeanette Puhich, Brock Smith and Aaron Swenson.

DATES Opened: July 2, 2010
Closes: September 5, 2010

TIMES Wed & Thurs- 7:30 p.m.
Fri & Sat- 8:00 p.m.
Sun- 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $44-$54. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.

For tickets call 801- 363-7522, visit www.saltlakeactingcompany.org,
or in person at 168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103.

SLAC was founded in 1970 and is dedicated to producing, commissioning and developing new works and to supporting a community of professional artists. SLAC has been nationally recognized by the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Edgerton Foundation, among others. SLAC is a Constituent Member of Theatre Communications Group, a national organization for non-profit professional regional theatres, and the National New Play Network.

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