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Monday, October 4, 2010

Week w/o Violence Exhibit by Cat Palmer & Peter Hays @ Utah Arts Alliance (SLC: Oct 5 - 30)

For Immediate Release
September 29, 2010
From: UAA Gallery Director, Kent Rigby, (801) 870-2069

Utah Arts Alliance Announces an Exhibit of Fine Art:

Featuring Utah artists Cat Palmer and Peter Hays

October 5 ? October 30, 2010.
Artists Reception: Friday October 22, 6 ? 9 p.m.
Location: 127 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 noon ? 8 p.m.

The Utah Arts Alliance will present an exhibit of original fine art,
WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE, by local artists Cat Palmer and Peter Hays,
October 5 through October 30, 2010. The exhibit is sponsored by the
YWCA ? WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE, an annual campaign to increase
awareness, create dialogue, and offer solutions to violence in our
homes and our communities. The reception for the artists will be held
Friday October 22 from 6 ? 9 p.m., at the Utah Arts Alliance Gallery,
127 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, Utah.

? This is the 16th year the YWCA of Salt Lake City has held its Week
Without Violence and the 15th year that the national YWCA has held
Week Without Violence. Imagine 7 days, 168 hours, 10,080 hours and
604,080 seconds without violence.

? This year?s YWCA WWOV will be held October 18th -23rd. Events are
scheduled throughout the week, most are free and all are open to the
public. A full event schedule can be found on www.ywca.com

Cat Palmer is an award winning photographer (Arty's awards 2007 & 2008
from City Weekly & Best of Show at the Utah Arts Festival 2009), whose
art has been recognized widely for its industrial and raw feel. For
this exhibit Cat Palmer will present visual messages of hope, and how
you have to get through the rain to get to the rainbow.
Peter Hays teaches Biology at Rowland Hall and has been a lifelong
artist. ?My father sent me to art academies when I was 5 or 6 years
old, and when my mother passed away I was able to recover the first
painting I ever made. I was 4. However, it took standing before
Jackson Pollock's "One" at MOMA in NYC to move me in the direction I
have taken in the last 2 1/2 years. I am a biology teacher, and I use
art all the time in my class to get students to better understand how
life works and just exactly what it is. We draw together all the time
in biology. Over the course of a life time in the wilderness as a
climber, river runner and skier unmistakable rhythms and entangled
colors have carved deep furrows in my subconscious. I paint on the
floor, dripping, slinging and doodling liquid paint through the air on
its way to a brushed pattern of blended colors. The resulting
collisions of pattern, color, texture and line invite the viewer to
experience distinctive energy and to assemble their own
interpretations of images that were never intended to be when the
painting was made. This requires a bit of work, and I refer to it as
?Constructive Filtering". So turn on your filters and have fun

Please support the YWCA and the WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE and attend the
artist?s reception on Friday October 22, 6 ? 9 p.m.

The Utah Arts Alliance, is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization.
Our mission is to foster the arts in its many forms, to provide venues
to facilitate the arts, to provide programming and support for arts
and education, to provide a central organization committed to
networking and support of Utah?s non-profit arts and educational
groups and to provide support and services to Utah?s artists and
Derek Dyer - Executive Director; Kent Rigby - Gallery Director.

(Digital images attached to PDF file.)

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